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<p>REC 235:&nbsp; Outdoor REC</p>
<p>REC 332:&nbsp; Outdoor Education</p>
<p>REC 335:&nbsp; Outdoor Skills &ndash; Land</p>
<p>REC 337:&nbsp; Outdoor Skills &ndash; Water</p>
<p>REC 406:&nbsp; REC Administration</p>
<p>REC 430/430(G):&nbsp; Recreation Resource Management</p>
<p>REC 437:&nbsp; Outdoor Expedition</p>
<p>REC 490:&nbsp; Practicum</p>
<p>REC 482/482(G): WFR with SOLO</p>
<p>PE 300:&nbsp; Leisure Time Outdoor Pursuits</p>
<p>ENVE 580:&nbsp; LBL Environmental Education Consortium</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
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    [Section_Value2] => <p><strong>Research Areas of Interest:</strong> My career research has been of eclectic nature including &ndash; Conservation Education, Environmental Education, Aquatic Education, Evaluation of Physical Education Components in Public School Systems, Components of the Tourism Industry and Experiential Sampling/Involvement of Leisure pursuits.</p>
<p><strong>Selected Publications:</strong></p>
<p>Spencer, S. &amp; Stenger-Ramsey, T. (2012). Outdoor Leadership Semester Field Manual. 7<sup>th</sup> Edition.&nbsp; WKU Outdoor Leadership Program, Course Text, WKU, Bowling Green, KY.</p>
<p>Spencer, S. &amp; Stenger-Ramsey, T. (2010). Warren County Blueways: Adapting the American Democracy Project into Applied Student Engagement Among Pre-service Outdoor Leaders. Stewardship of Public Lands Monographs. American Association of State Colleges and Universities.&nbsp; June, 2010.</p>
<p>Spencer, S. (2010). Development and Management of a Canoe Instructor Program as Part of the Western Kentucky University Outdoor Leadership Program.&nbsp; Journal of the Wilderness Education Association 21:2, Editor: Bridget Eastep.</p>
<p>Spencer, S., Stenger-Ramsey, T. &amp; Cary, K. (2009).&nbsp; Water Trails and Blueways: A new Way to connect with the Past. KRPS Journal&nbsp; 58 (4). Pp 23-26</p>
<p>Spencer, S. L. (2007). In Debby Spencer (Ed.), It's not an Elk Problem.&nbsp; It's a People Problem (pp. one). 2007 KY Elk Hunt Economic Impact Study. trailsrus.com/kywildlife/15-APPENDIX%20C%20-%20NOT%20AN%20ELK%20PROBLEM.pdf</p>
<p>Spencer, S., Wilson, T. , Gibson, F. &amp; Flowers, A. (2007).&nbsp; Research project: Perceptions of Environmental and Recreation Importance to Elementary School Campers. Published Proceedings From the 2005&nbsp; North American Association for Environmental Education, National Conference, Albuquerque, Oct.</p>
<p><strong>Selected Presentations:</strong></p>
<p>Spencer, S. &amp; Stenger-Ramsey, T. (2012). outdoor leadership programs: teaching, living and modeling the outdoor ethic.&nbsp; KAEE/SEEC Conference, Lake Cumberland, KY Sept.</p>
<p>Spencer, S.(2011). Essentials of River Canoeing for Trip Leaders.&nbsp; KRPS Annual Conf. Bowling Green, Nov.</p>
<p>Spencer, S. (2011) Adapting the Earth Force Model for University Class and Community Improvements. KAEE Annual Conf. Louisville , Sept.16, 2011.</p>
<p>Spencer, S. &amp; Stenger-Ramsey, T. (2011). Environmental Stewardship in Action on University Campuses: The Earth Force Model.&nbsp; AORE San Antonio, TX Nov.</p>
<p>Stenger-Ramsey, T. &amp; Spencer, S. (2010). Develop a Canoe Instructor Program as part of your Outdoor Program the ACA Way.&nbsp; AORE Keystone, CO Nov.</p>
<p>Spencer, S. &amp; Spencer, D. (2010).&nbsp; Trail Nirvanna, A Partnership that &ldquo;Made it Happen&rdquo;: by transforming reclaimed coal land into an Adventure Tourism Trail System. American Trails National Symposium. Chattanooga, Nov.</p>
<p>Spencer, S., Cary, Kevin, &amp; Stenger-Ramsey, T. (2009).&nbsp;&nbsp; Warren County Blueways: Expanding River Awareness/Stewardship. Presented to: The First Southeastern Water Trails Forum, Chattanooga, TN. Oct.</p>
<p>Spencer, S., Stenger-Ramsey, T., and Cary, K. (2009). Lets Get Wet: Service Learning with the Warren County Blueways. National Conference of the WEA, Bloomington, IN, Feb.</p>
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    [Section_Value3] => <p><strong>Education:</strong></p>
<p>Ed. D., Recreation emphasis -HPER Department.&nbsp; University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ed. D. 1990.&nbsp; Minor:&nbsp; Psychology.&nbsp; Dissertation:&nbsp; "Involvement, Flow, and the Leisure State in Deer Hunting:&nbsp; An Experience Sampling Method"</p>
<p>Principal's Certificate:&nbsp; Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, 1986.</p>
<p>M.S. in Physical Education, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 1979.</p>
<p>B.S. in Physical Education Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, 1976.&nbsp;</p>
<p><strong>Certifications:</strong></p>
<p>American Canoe Association (ACA)-- Whitewater Canoe Instructor Trainer (L4), Adapted paddling endorsement,1st Three Minutes of Rescue endorsement (1983- 2014)</p>
<p>American Camping Association- OLS Instructor (1992)</p>
<p>Aquatic Education Instructor Trainer- Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources&nbsp; (1994)</p>
<p>Hunter Education Instructor Master Trainer-- Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (1994)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p>
<p>First Aid/CPR, Instructor&nbsp; -- Red Cross/Am. Heart Assn&nbsp; (1985)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
<p>Hunter Education Instructor --Missouri Department of Conservation (1985)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
<p>International Bowhunter Association (1991)&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
<p>Leave No Trace Inc. Master Educator (2004-)</p>
<p>National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association Instructor&nbsp; (1991)</p>
<p>National Rifle Association</p>
<p>Home Firearm Safety Instructor, Muzzle Loading Pistol, Rifle &amp; Shotgun Instructor&nbsp; (1991)</p>
<p>Project Wild Trainer (2001)</p>
<p>Project Wild Aquatic Trainer (1996)</p>
<p>Project Wet Trainer (1999)</p>
<p>Project Learning Tree Facilitator (1999)</p>
<p>Scuba--Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI)&nbsp; - Open Water Diver (2000) Dives to date: 23</p>
<p>Wilderness Education Association- Certified Instructor (Outdoor Leader)- (1991-)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Wilderness Box Instructor (1996)</p>
<p>Wilderness First Responder (1997- Wilderness Medical Associates/Stonehearth Outdoor Learning Opportunities (SOLO)</p>
<p>Principal's Certificate:&nbsp; Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, 1986 Lifetime Certification</p>
<p><strong>Professional Background:</strong></p>
<p>Professor, P.E. &amp; Recreation Department (2001), Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, 1990-1994 (Assistant Prof.) (1995-2000 Associate &nbsp;Prof.)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
<p>Graduate Assistant, HPER Department, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1988-90, Mgr. Athletic Dormitory (1988-89)</p>
<p>Athletic Director, Head Football Coach, P.E. Dept. Head, Track Coach, Weight Lifting Coach.&nbsp; Springfield Catholic High School, Springfield, MO, 1985-1988.&nbsp;</p>
<p>Instructor, Urban Fishing Program, Missouri Dept. of Conservation, 1986-87.&nbsp;</p>
<p>Lecturer, HPER Dept., Assistant Football Coach, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, 1981-1985.&nbsp;</p>
<p>Assistant Football Coach, University of Missouri, Columbia, 1978-1981.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
<p>Graduate Assistant PE Dept., Football Coach, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, 1977.&nbsp;</p>
<p>Program Director YMCA, Springfield, MO, 1977.</p>
<p><strong>Other Information:</strong></p>
<p>Steve Spencer has a great wife, and two good kids. He enjoys outdoor pursuits but does not do them enough.&nbsp; He is good at a lot of activities but is master of only a few.&nbsp; His contributions to his profession have been minimal, but he has maintained his sanity&hellip; barely and he will die before he pays off his mortgage.</p>
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Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport: Transitional Retirees & Emeritus Faculty


Dr. Thad Crews, Ph.D.

Dr. Thad Crews, Ph.D.
- Professor Emeritus

Dr. Randy Deere, D.A.

Dr. Randy Deere, D.A.
- Professor, Transitional Retiree

Joel Murrie

Joel Murrie
- Emeritus

Bill Powell

Bill Powell
- Emeritus

Steve Spencer, Ed.D.

Steve Spencer, Ed.D.
- Professor, Transitional Retiree


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