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Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport: Full-time Faculty - Fred Gibson

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Fred Gibson, Ph.D.

Fred Gibson, Ph.D.

Professor, Program Coordinator, M.S. in Recreation and Sport Administration

Office:  Smith Stadium East 1007
Phone:  (270) 745-6021


PhD: University of Louisville, KY

M.S.: Middle Tennessee State University

B.S.: Southern Illinois University



PE 101: Marksmanship

REC 420/G: Commercial Recreation

REC 426 G: Facility Planning and Design

REC 481/G: Facility Management

REC 482/G: USOC Sport Management Seminar

REC 482/G: Beijing Summer Olympic Study Abroad

REC 483/G: Microcomputer Applications in Recreation

REC 484: Advanced Studies

REC 490: Internship

RSA 501: Research Methods in Recreation and Sport

RSA 513: Rec/Sport Administration

RSA 515: Recreation & Sport Facility Development

RSA 519: Fiscal Practices in Recreation

RSA 521: Public Relations

RSA 523: Theoretical Foundations of Rec/Sport

RSA 530: Advanced Studies

RSA 534: Facility Management

RSA 536: Event Management

RSA 590: Practicum

RSA 598: Master's Project

SPM 200: Sport Management





Selected Publications: 


(* = peer reviewed; underlined names = student authors) 

Jordan, T., Gibson, F., Stinnett, B., & Howard, D. (2017). Understanding stakeholder engagement in

     event planning: A case study of one rural community's experience. Event Management: An

     International Journal.

Stinnett, B. & Gibson, F. (2015). Sustainability and recreational sports facilities: levels of institutional

     adoption. Recreational Sport Journal, 40(1) 92-104.

Quinn, B., Smith, D., & Gibson, F. (2015). Planning for athletic events: A proactive approach.

     Interscholastic Athletic Administration. Winter, 42-45. *

Stinnett, B. & Gibson, F. (2015). Sustainable facility development: Perceived benefits and challenges.

     International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. 17(3), 73-82. *

Jordan, T., Upright, P., & Gibson, F. (2015). Design-build case study: Lessons learned from developing

     a neighborhood spray park. Journal of Facility Planning, Design, and Management. 3(2), 75-89. *

Smith, D., Gibson, F., & Hey, W. (2015). Assessing leadership styles and organizational culture within

     parks and recreation departments. LARNet. 17(1), 1-12. *

Upright, P., Hey, W. & Gibson, F. (2014). University alcohol consumption: A comparison between

     student-athletes and non-athletes, ASAHPERD Journal, Summer, 34 (2), 19-25. *

Gibson, F., Stinnett, B., Oregon, E., Fitzpatrick, A., & Hey, W. (2014). Online graduate certificate

     programs: A career advancement option. Manuscript accepted for publication by the 2014 E-Learn

     Conference, October 27-30, New Orleans, LA. *

Stinnett, B., Gibson, F., Oregon, E., Fitzpatrick, A., & Hey, W. (2014). Creating distance learning

     graduate programs to meet career needs. Manuscript accepted by the 2014 E-Learn Conference,

     October 27-30, New Orleans, LA. *

Oregon, E., Fitzpatrick, A., Stinnett, B., Gibson, F., & Hey, W. (2014). Using Multiple Levels of Rich

     Media and New Technologies for Developing Online Courses for a Sport Media and Branding

     Graduate Program. Abstract accepted for the conference proceedings of the Seventh International

     Conference on e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies, October 3-4, Pacific University, Forest

     Grove, OR. *

Hey, W., Gibson, F., Stinnett, B., Oregon, E., & Fitzpatrick, A. (2014). Partnerships: Benefits for

     students, online graduate programs, and professional organizations. Manuscript accepted by the

     2014 International Educational Conference, October 5-8, Las Vegas, NV. *

Poff, R., Cleinmark, J., Stenger-Ramsey, T., Ramsing, R., & Gibson, F. (2013). Outdoor ethics and

     Appalachian Trail hikers: An investigation of Leave No Trace practices. Kentucky Association for

     Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Journal. 55(1), 55-64. *

Eden, K., Gibson, F. & Hey W. (2013). Assessing NCAA Division I student-athletes perception of their

     academic experiences, Alabama Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

     Journal. 34(1), 30-35. *

Nunnally, M., Poff, R., Gibson, F., Bain, S., Maloney, R., Larson, B., Spencer, S., Deere, R. (2012).

     Website design and development among NRPA (COPART) accredited recreation academic

     programs. Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Journal,

     50(1), 39-49. *


Professional Service

International Association of Venue Managers Student Initiatives Committee, invited by faculty representatve (2014)

KHSAA Gridiorn Bowl State High School Football Championship Steering Committee (2009-Present)

Drug Testing Crew Chief, National Center for Drug Free Sport (NCAA, MLB, NFL, NBA, PGA) (2009-Present)

WKU Football Game Day Operations Staff, coordination of officiating crew for Division I Football (2007-Present)

Bowling Green/Warren County Chamber Visitor's Bureau Sports Council member (2007-Present)

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