Dr. John Hultsman is Interim Vice President for Student Affairs at California State Unviersity, Bakersfield. Previously, Associate Vice President of California State University, Bakersfield and Director of the CSUB Antelop Vealley Campus, Dean of the College of Human Services at Arizona State University West and Director of ASU West's Partnership for Community Development. Prior to this appointment he was a faculty member in the Department of Physical Education, Health, and Recreation Studies at Purdue University. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Sciences from the University of Kansas, a Master's in Recreation from the University of Missouri, and a Doctorate in Recreation from Indiana University. Between earning his Master's and Doctorate, he worked as an outdoor recreation planner and program coordinator for the Tennessee Valley Authority's Division of Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife. His academic interests focus on the effects of technology on quality of life, at-risk youth, program evaluation, and public policy analysis. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Leisure Sciences, of which he served as president for 2005-2006, and the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration. From 1991-1997 he was the editor of the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration's Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, for which he was presented the Academy's President's Award in 1997. John co-chaired the National Recreation and Park Association's Leisure Research Symposium in 1996 and 1997.