Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration

Michael LukkarinenMichael Lukkarinen, Ph. D.

Associate Professor
404B Currens
(309) 298-1517


University of Illinois
Ph.D., Recreation, Sport and Tourism, 2008

Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
M.S., Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration, 1998

Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
B.S., Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration, 1997

Professional Interests

  • Inter Scholastic Sport
  • Youth Sport
  • Recreational Sport
  • Community Identity Via Sport
  • Coaching

Leisure Interests

Golf, Football, Strength training, Leatherneck Athletics, Hawkeye sports, High school sports, Coaching, Spending time with wife (Lia), son (Connor), daughter (Kathryn), family and friends