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Recreation Administration Staff - Raymond Poff

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Dr. Raymond Poff, Ph.D.

Dr. Raymond Poff, Ph.D.

Professor / Coordinator: Recreation Admin. Undergraduate Degree; Nonprofit Admin Graduate Certificate

Office:  E.A. Diddle Arena 2042
Phone:  (270) 745-2498
Email:  raymond.poff@wku.edu
Website:  http://www.wku.edu/nz/
CV:  http://www.wku.edu/recreation/documents/raymond-poff-cv.docx

Fall/Winter Courses 2014-2015

REC 220 Understanding the Nonprofit Sector
REC 420 Introduction to Commercial Recreation and Tourism
REC 482 Fly Fishing Montana
REC 482 New Zealand: Recreation & Tourism in Middle-earth
REC 490 Recreation Internship
REC 493 Recreation Practicum

 

Research

Selected Publications:

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., & Zabriskie, R. (2011). Family leisure outcomes: Developing a new instrument. Abstracts from the 2011 Leisure Research Symposium. National Recreation and Park Association.

Poff, R., Zabriskie, R., & Townsend, J. (2010). Modeling family leisure and related family constructs: A national study of U.S. parent and youth perspectives. Journal of Leisure Research, 42(3), pp. 365-391.

Poff, R. A., Zabriskie, R. B., & Townsend, J. A. (2010). Australian family leisure: Modeling parent and youth data. Annals of Leisure Research, 13(3), pp. 420-438.

Agate, J. R., Zabriskie, R. B., Agate, S. T., & Poff, R. (2009). Family leisure satisfaction and satisfaction with family life. Journal of Leisure Research, 41(2), pp. 205-223.

Poff, R. A., Blacketer, A. N., & Nunnally, M. L. (Archive Eds.) (2008). Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education Conference Proceedings and Research Symposium Abstracts: 1984-2007. Whitmore Lake, MI: Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education. http://www.aore.org/ (members area).

Poff, R. A., & Webb, D. J. (2007). Outdoor recreation program directory & data/resource guide (4th ed.). Bowling Green, KY.

Poff, R., Stenger-Ramsey, T., & Stuessy, T. (2006). The current status of outdoor recreation programs in the U.S. In J. Turner (Ed.) Proceedings and Research Symposium Abstracts of the 19th Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) Conference (pp. 122-126), Boise, ID: Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education.

Poff, R., Larson, B., Spencer, S., & Shimoda, R. (2006). All the rage: Paddle your community into a new type of experience – the whitewater park. Parks and Recreation, 41(2), 38-42.

Selected Presentations:

Poff, R., Stenger-Ramsey, T., Ramsing, R., & Spencer, S. (2012). Outdoor recreation journals: A topical analysis from 2009-2012. 2012 Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education Conference, Snowbird, UT. November 9, 2012.

Hodges, C., Zabriskie, R., & Poff, R. (2012). International family leisure functioning: A comparative study. 2012 Leisure Research Symposium – National Recreation and Park Association Congress, Anaheim, CA. October 17, 2012.

Poff, R. (2012). Families, recreation, and the practitioner: Maximizing the value of family recreation programs. Intermountain Research Symposium held at URPA 2012, Midway, UT. February 29, 2012.

Poff, R., & Zabriskie, R. (2011). Family Leisure Outcomes: Developing a new instrument. 2011 Leisure Research Symposium – National Recreation and Park Association Congress. Atlanta, GA. November 2, 2011.

Poff, R., Zabriskie, R., & Nutter, J. (2010). Testing a New Family Leisure Model: Australian Parents and Children. 2010 Australia & New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies Conference. Brisbane, Australia. February 4, 2010.

Poff, R., & Zabriskie, R., & Nutter, J. (2010). New Zealand Family Leisure: Modeling Parent and Child Perspectives. 2010 Australia & New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies Conference. Brisbane, Australia. February 4, 2010.

Education

Ph.D.   Leisure Behavior (2001) Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

M.S.    Recreation (1997) Major: Recreation Administration, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN                                             

B.S.     Recreation Management and Youth Leadership (1995) Emphasis: Administration, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

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