Raymond Poff, Ph.D.
Professor / Coordinator: Recreation Admin. Undergraduate Degree; Nonprofit Admin Graduate Certificate
Office: E.A. Diddle Arena 2042
Phone: (270) 745-2498
PhD: Indiana University
M.S.: Indiana University
B.S.: Brigham Young Universtiy
REC 200: Introduction to Recreation
REC 402: Fiscal Practices in Recreation
REC 420/G: Introduction to Commercial Recreation and Tourism
REC 490 Recreation Internship
REC 493 Recreation Practicum
RSA 570: Fiscal Administration
RSA 585: Nonprofit Practicum
Camilla J. Hodge, Ramon B. Zabriskie, Jasmine A. Townsend, Dennis L. Eggett & Raymond Poff (2016): Family leisure functioning: A cross-national study. Leisure Sciences, 1-22.
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, 51(1), 55-64.
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), 151-154.
Gonzalez, T., Poff, R., Ramsing, R., Lyons, S., Zabriskie, R., & Murrell, L. (2013). Family leisure and physical activity: A study of seventh and eighth grade students. Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Journal, 50(2), pp. 32-45.
Hodge, C., Zabriskie, R., & Poff, R. (2012). International family leisure functioning: A comparative study. In, Abstracts from the 2012 Leisure Research Symposium. Ashburn, VA: National Recreation and Park Association.
Nunnally, M., Poff, R., Gibson, F., Bain, S., Maloney, R., Larson, B., Spencer, S., & Deere, R. (2012). Website design and development. Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Journal, 50(1), pp. 39-48.
Poff, R. (2017). WKU fly-fishing boat. Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, $2,563 (proposal submitted via WKU Foundation, (fully funded).
Poff, R. (2015). Fly Fishing in Montana – A Pilot Program for Dual Credit High School Students. Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, $3,800 (fully funded).
Poff, R. (2012). Youth Perceptions of Family Leisure Outcomes College of Health and Human Services Faculty Scholarship Award. $3,000 (Submitted – Not Awarded).
King, A., & Poff, R. (2012). Students serving people: Perceived benefits of direct community service. WKU Faculty-Undergraduate Student Engagement (FUSE) grant. $5,000 (Awarded).
Poff, R. (2012). New Zealand Study Abroad. WKU Curriculum Development/International Program (CDIP). $3,000 (Submitted – Not funded).
Managing Editor - Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership (2009-present)
Managing Editor - Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership (2008-2017)
Journal Advisory Board - - Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership (2008-present)
AORE Research Symposium (2005-2010)
*Paper reviewer AORE Research Symposium (2005-2007, 2010, 2012)
*Helped conceptualize and create AORE Research Symposium
Research and Publications Committee (2001-2013)
*'Charter' Committee member (2001)
*Assistant Chair, Research and Publications Committee (2005-2007)
*Chair, Research and Publications Committee (2003-2005, 2001-2002)
*Provided leadership in efforts to investigate and facilitate establishing a new scholarly, peer-reviewed journal Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership to address needs in the area of outdoor recreation and education. This included serving on the AORE - WEA Journal Steering committee. Overall process from initial to formal announcement of journal (2001-2008)