Expert Qualifications

This expert has extensive experience with youth recreation, safety, and sports programs in the United States. He earned his Ph.D. in Parks, Recreation and Tourism at the University of Utah following an M.S. in Sports Medicine & Movement Studies and Disabilities at Oregon State University and a Bachelor's of Physical Education in Athletic Training & Special Education from Brock University. The expert is a member of the National Recreation and Park Association, the National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association, and the United States Soccer Federation. In addition, he served as Associate Editor of The Journal of Youth Sport. He has authored 20+ peer-reviewed publications related to his field. He has served in multiple research, program director, and instructor positions in both the public and private sectors. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Parks Recreation and Tourism Management at a major research university in South Carolina.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: SC
  • BPhEd, Athletic Training & Special Education, Brock University
  • MS, Sports Medicine & Movement Studies and Disabilities, Oregon State University
  • PhD, Parks, Recreation and Tourism, University of Utah
  • Member, National Recreation and Park Association
  • Member, National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association
  • Member, United States Soccer Federation
  • Former, Assistant Youth Program Director, University of Utah Excels Program
  • Former, Adapted Physical Education Teacher & Conflict Mediator, Salt Lake School District
  • Former, Program Manager of the Sport Club, Weber State University
  • Former, Physical Education Instructor, Center City Charter School
  • Former, Program Director for Youth Recruitment, Cross Roads Health Education Center
  • Current, Associate Professor in Recreation and Tourism Management, a Major Research University

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