Service has always been an integral part of Lynn Jamieson’s professional and personal life. This commitment to helping and serving others is one of the driving reasons behind Dr. Jamieson being awarded the 2016-17 Distinguished Service Award from the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington.
“Service involvement has always been of great importance to me. I grew up in a family whose commitments were extensive,” she said. “It was a natural extension of my job to become active in community organizations to assist where possible in improving the quality of life in the community through recreation and parks involvement.”
The IU School of Public Health-Bloomington Distinguished Service Awards recognize exemplary service of the school’s faculty. Recipients of the award have demonstrated outstanding individual lifetime achievements, contributions to their professional areas, service to the school and university. Winners are selected by a group of their peers under the direction of the school’s Academic Council.
“My service goals in higher education have been two-fold. One, to use my expertise in areas where it is needed, and, two, to share my leadership strengths,” Jamieson said. “While I have been strategic in choosing most of these opportunities to serve, I have also found that some of the most fulfilling activities have been when I have been asked to serve to assist in solving a problem, righting a wrong, or completing a task that is crucial to meeting the goals of an organization.”
Jamieson earned her graduate degrees, including a Re.D. and two master’s degrees, from Indiana University. She completed an undergraduate degree in Health and Physical Education from Muskingum University.
Jamieson served as chair of the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington’s Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies from 2001 to 2008. She has taught in higher education for 38 years and has 12 years of professional and practical experience in parks, recreation and tourism. Her research focuses on government policy on sport and leisure, competencies in recreational sports, and sport and violence.