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Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport: Full-time Faculty - Paula Upright

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Paula Upright, Ph.D.

Paula Upright, Ph.D.

Coordinator Sport Management/Associate Professor

Office:  Smith Stadium East 1028
Phone:  (270) 745-3004
Email:  paula.upright@wku.edu
CV:  https://www.wku.edu/krs/documents/paula_upright_cv_2017.pdf

Education

PhD: University of Louisville

M.A.: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

B.S.: Appalachian State University

Teaching

EDLD 795: Advance Topics in ED Leadership, guest

EDLD 700: Doctoral Orientation, guest

PE 312: Basic Athletic Training, guest lecturer

RSA 513: Recreation and Sport Administration

RSA 515: Recreation/Sport Facility Development

RSA 517: Legal Issues in Recreation/Sport

RSA 521: Public Relations in Recreation/Sport

RSA 523: Theory of Recreation and Sport

RSA 542: Investigation of Current Issues

RSA 543: Sport Medicine Administration

RSA 546: Leadership and Ethics Sports Health

SPM 200: Introduction to Sport Management

SPM 310: Sport Ethics and Morality

SPM 450: Sport Law

SPM 452: Sport Leadership and Management

SPM 454: Sport Governance

SPM 490: Internship in Sport

Scholarship

Selected Publications

Jordan, T., Upright, P., & Peden, C. (2016). Obtaining an entry level position in sport and recreation: Do volunteer experiences matter? International Journal of Volunteer Administration, 32(1), 1-9.

Jordan, T. & Upright, P. (2015) Relationship marketing and social media use within a summer collegiate baseball league, International Journal of Sport Marketing and Sponsorship, (under review)

Jordan, T., & Upright, P. (2016). Public-private partnerships case study: Use of P3s in rural community development of event facilities, Journal of Facility Planning, Design and Management, 4(2), 103-116.

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.

Jordan, T., Upright, P., & Owens, K. (2015). An examination of crisis management strategies and leadership structures in nonprofit organizations, Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership, (accepted with revisions)

Hey, W., Upright, P., Jordan, T., Church, T., & Lovett, M. (Spring 2017). Peer Evaluations: Identifying criteria for assessing student's oral presentations, ASAHPERD, 37(1), 18-26.

Peden, C., Upright, P., Hey, W., & Jordan, T. (2015). Fan identification in sports: Assessing fan motives for supporting a sports organization, KAHPERD Journal, 52(2), 40-45.

Upright, P., Hey, W., & Gibson, F. (2014). University alcohol consumption: A comparison between student- athletes and non-athletes, ASAHPERD Journal, 34(2), 20-26.

Upright, P., Esslinger, K., & Hey, W. (2014). Health issues affecting college student’s academic performance, KAHPERD Journal, 51(2), 30-37.

Eden, K., Upright, P., & Hey, W. (2013). What women want: Marketing tactics for female sport fans and female sports teams, KAHPERD Journal, 50 (2), 17-24.

Presentations:

Upright, P., Jordan, T. (Sept 2015). An examination of sportsmanship in youth sport: The case of Little League baseball, Sport Management in the Digital, European Association for Sport Management Conference, Dublin, Ireland.

Jordan, T., & Upright, P. (Sept 2015). Case study of relationship marketing and social media in summer collegiate baseball league, Sport Management in the Digital, European Association for Sport Management Conference, Dublin, Ireland.

Upright, P., Jordan, T., & Mann, S. (Sept 2014). A qualitative examination of player perspective on corruption in Indian cricket, Social and Commercial Impact of Sport, European Association for Sport Management Conference, Coventry, UK.

Jordan, T., Upright, P., & Smith, D. (Sept 2014). Image restoration: A case study of Pennsylvania State University’s response to the Gerald Sandusky scandal, Social and Commercial Impact of Sport, EASM Conference, Coventry, UK.

Smith, D. & Jordan, T., & Upright, P. (Sept 2014). A qualitative analysis: An examination of recreation league sport official satisfaction and retention, Social and Commercial Impact of Sport, European Association for Sport Management Conference, Coventry, UK.

Upright, P., & Jordan, T. (2015). Design-build construction and the neighborhood spray park, NRPA Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO

Jordan, T., & Upright, P. (2015). Case study: Use of P3s in rural community event facilities, NRPA Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO

Upright, P., Smith, D., & Jordan, T. (2014).The economic impact of recreational sporting events on a rural community, SDAAHPERD Annual Convention, Lexington, KY

Upright, P., Smith, D., & Larson, B. (2012). The economic impact of shooting sports in the southern United States, SDAAHPERD Annual Convention, Orlando, FL

Upright, P., Forshee, C. (2012). The Value of Achery: Linking Recreation and Physical Education, KAHPERD Conference, Louisville, KY

Upright, P., Forshee, C. (2012). The Value of Achery: Linking Recreation and Physical Education, KAHPERD Conference, Louisville, KY

Cottrell, J., Upright, P. (2012). Concussions in Youth Sport and the Future of Football, KAHPERD Conference, Louisville, KY

Grants/Scholarships

Upright, P. (2017) Zuheir Sofia Endowed International Faculty Seminar (ZSEIFS) to Cuba (application in progress).

Upright, P, & Jordan, T. (2014) A qualitative case study examining sport official retention and the impact on sport organizations, CHHS Research and Grants Committee, $1000.00.

Jordan, T. & Upright, P. (2015) A case study of relationship marketing and social media use in summer baseball leagues, CHHS Research and Grants Committee, $1800.00.

Warren, J. & Upright, P. (2014) Gauging fan interaction of professional sports leagues in comparison to the WWE, Faculty Undergraduate Student Engagement (FUSE) $3000.00.

WKU Foundation, Gift agreements:

Deere, R., & Upright, P. (2013-15) Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team (KORT) Non-Endowed Fund Gift Agreement, $104,472.00, WKU KRS Graduate Students

Upright, P. & Deere, R. (2014-2016) Hardin Memorial Hospital Sports Medicine Non-Endowed Fund Gift Agreement, $53,347.50 WKU KRS Graduate Student

Upright, P. (2015-2017) Hardin Memorial Hospital Sports Medicine Non-Endowed Fund Gift Agreement, $55, 822.00 WKU KRS Graduate Student

Upright, P. (2015-2017) Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team (KORT) Non-Endowed Fund Gift Agreement, $111,644.00, WKU KRS Graduate Students


Service

Professional Service

Editorial Board, International Journal of Motor Sport Management (2011-present)

KAHPERD, Board member (2012-2016)

LARNet Cyber Journal of Applied Leisure and Recreation Research, Reviewer

Sport Management Program Coordinator (current appointment)

2017 Search Committee, Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport, Director Search

2017 Search Committee, Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport, Assistant Professor, SPM 2016-present KRS Tenure and Promotion committee

2015-17 CHHS Workload committee

2010-2016 University Athletics Committee (UAC) reappointed for second term 2013- 2016 CHHS Advising committee

2014 Search Committee, Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport, Assistant Professor, SMB concentration 2013 Search Committee, Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport, Assistant Professor, Sport Management (2) 2012 Search Committee Chair, Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport, Visiting Assistant Professor, Facility and Event management concentration

Warren Regional Juvenile Detention Center Citizens Advisory Committee, Board Member, 2015-2018

District/State Little League tournament organizer/volunteer, 2014

Lady Bear Cat Brawl Youth Softball Tournament organizer/volunteer, 2013 Inaugural Bowling Green Marathon volunteer, 2012

Jeremy Black Tae Kwon Do Tournament volunteer, 2012

Bear Cat Brawl Youth Baseball Tournament organizer/volunteer, 2012-13

 

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