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Recreation and Sport Administration Staff - Paula Upright

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

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.

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. (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. (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., & 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)

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. (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., 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., 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).

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.

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.

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:

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

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

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