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Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport: Full-time Faculty - Ron Ramsing

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Dr. Ron Ramsing, Ph.D.

Dr. Ron Ramsing, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, CHHS International Liason Officer

Office:  E.A. Diddle Arena 2028
Phone:  (270) 745-5482
Email:  ron.ramsing@wku.edu

Courses

REC 200
REC 302
REC 328
REC 402
REC 424
REC 482
RSA 501
RSA 513
RSA 570

Research

Research Areas of Interest:  Leadership; Community recreation; Positive Youth Development; Self-determination theory; International education; Diabetes

Selected Publications:

Ramsing, R., Goldy, L., & Hill, E. (2013). Positive youth development: A snapshot in time. Kentucky Recreation Park Society Quarterly, 63(2), 6-9.

Poff, R., Stenger-Ramsey, T., Ramsing, R., & Spencer, S. (2013). Outdoor recreation journals: A topical analysis from 2009-2012. Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership,5(2), 151-54. Doi:10.7768/1948-5123.1215

Miller, J., Shellman, A., Hill, E., Ramsing, R., & Lawhon, B.  (2012).  The development and validation of a new assessment scale: Measuring the effectiveness of the Leave No Trace PEAK program.  In A. Ewert and F. Vernon, (Eds.), Proceedings From The Coalition for Education in the Outdoors: Vol. 12.   Research in Outdoor Education.  Bradford Woods, IN: Coalition for Education in the Outdoors.

Shellman, A., Hill, E., & Ramsing, R.  (2011).  Online programming in adventure programming.  In B. Martin, & M. Wagstaff, (eds), Controversial Issues in Adventure Programming.  Human Kinetics. 

Ramsing, R.,  Jordan, D., & DeGraaf, D.  (2010).  Instructor CD for Programming in leisure services: A servant leadership approach.  State College, PA: Venture.

Ramsing, R., & Sibthorp, J.  (2008).  The role of autonomy support in summer camp programs: Preparing youth for productive behaviors.  Journal of Parks and Recreation Administration, 26(2), 61-77.

Ramsing, R.  (2007).  Organized camping: A historical perspective.  Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 16, 751-54.

McAuliffe-Fogarty, A., Ramsing, R., & Hill, E.  (2007).  Medical specialty camps:  Programs for youth with diabetes as a model of success.  Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 16, 887-908.

Ramsing, R., & Hill, E.  (2007).  The role of theory-based programming in camp: A three year evaluation of diabetes camps.  Camping, 80, 14-16.

Selected Presentations:

Ramsing, R., & Hill, E. (2013). Navigating the evaluation maze: Keys to your success. National Recreation and Park Association Annual Congress. Houston, TX. October.

Ramsing, R., & Hill, E. (2013). Environmental stewardship through Leave No Trace: Practicality for Urban Environs. National Recreation and Park Association Annual Congress. Houston, TX. October.

Poff, R., Stenger-Ramsey, T., Ramsing, R., & Spencer, S. (2012). Outdoor recreation journals: A topical analysis from 2009-2012. Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education Conference, Snowbird, UT. November.

Ramsing, R., & Spencer, S. (2012) (Re)positioning your agency as an essential service: Articulating the value of parks and recreation. Kentucky Recreation and Park Society Annual Conference. Frankfort, KY. November.

Ramsing, R., & Spencer, S.  (Re)positioning your agency as an essential service: Articulating the value of parks and recreation.  Kentucky Recreation and Park Society Annual Conference.  Frankfort, KY.  November.

Poff, R., Stenger-Ramsey, T., Ramsing, R., & Spencer, S.  (2012).  Outdoor recreation journals: a topical analysis from 2009-2012.  Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education Conference, Snowbird, UT.  November.

Ramsing, R.,  & Hill, E. (2012).  Urban sustainability: Promoting environmental stewardship through Leave No Trace.  National Recreation Parks Association Annual Congress.  Anaheim, CA.  October.

Clark, J., & Ramsing, R.  (2012).  Poster Presentation - Recreation in Myanmar.  WKU Statewide Study Abroad Symposium.  Bowling Green, KY.  March.

Ramsing, R., & Stenger-Ramsey, T.  (2011).  Best practices in volunteer recruitment, retention, and recognition.  Kentucky Recreation and Park Society Annual Conference.  Bowling Green, KY.  November.

Ramsing, R. & Hill, E.  (2011).  Motivating staff in an ever changing environment.  National Recreation Parks Association Annual Congress.  Atlanta, GA.  November

Ramsing, R.  (2010). 

Bio

Education:

Ph.D. – University of Utah

MS – University of Northern Iowa

BS – University of Oregon

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