Joseph T. Walker
University of North Texas
Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation
(940) 565-4845
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Education

PhD, Clemson University.
Major: Recreation and Park Administration/Exploring the influence of the individual's ability to experience flow while participating in a group dependent activity on the individual's satisfaction with the group's performance.
MA, University of Mississippi, 2001.
Major: Higher Education/ Student Personnel
MA, Unviersity of Mississippi, 1996.
Major: Leisure Managment
BA, University of Mississippi, 1993.
Major: Ceramics/ Minor/ Recreation

Professional Positions

Uncategorized
Principal Lectuer, University of North Texas. (2009 – Present).
Assistant Professor, University of North Texas. (20052008).
Teacher of Record, Clemson University. (20042005).
Visiting Assistant Professor, Georgia State University. (20032004).
Visiting Instructor, Clemson University. (20022003).
Owner/Director, Oxford Gymnastics. (19932002).
Recreation Specialist, City of Oxford. (19931998).
Advisor/Director od Student Programming Board, University of Mississippi, MS. (19951997).
Aquatic Coordinator, University of Mississippi. (19921994).
Aquatic Programming Coordinator, American Red Cross, Dallas, Texas. (19921992).
Manager, Unviersity of Mississippi, MS. (19891992).

Teaching

Teaching Experience

University of North Texas
RECR 3050, Programming in Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services, 22 courses.
RECR 3450, Inclusion in Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services, 1 course.
RECR 4050, Management and Executive Development in Recreation, Sport and Leisure Services, 3 courses.
RECR 4100, Internship in Recreation, Parks and Leisure Agencies, 37 courses.
RECR 4150, Professional Development in Recreation, Sport and Leisure Services, 1 course.
RECR 4160, Evaluation of Leisure Services, 11 courses.
RECR 4200, Commercial Recreation, 8 courses.
RECR 4900, Special Problems, 16 courses.
RECR 5080, Recreation Program Design, 8 courses.
RECR 5110, Critical Analysis of Professional Literature, 7 courses.
RECR 5120, Concepts in Therapeutic Recreation, 1 course.
RECR 5200, Dynamics of Commercial Recreation and Tourism, 5 courses.
RECR 5800, Studies in Recreation, 9 courses.
RECR 5850, Proseminar in Leisure Services Management, 4 courses.
RECR 5860, Practicum in Leisure Services, 5 courses.
RECR 5900, Special Problems, 13 courses.
RECR 5910, Special Problems, 4 courses.
RECR 5950, Master's Thesis, 1 course.
RESM 3050, Programming in Recreation, Event, and Sport Services, 4 courses.
RESM 4050, Management Perspectives in Recreation, Event, and Sport and Industries, 1 course.
RESM 4100, Internship in Recreation, Event, or Sport Management, 7 courses.
RESM 4160, Evaluation of Recreation, Event, and Sport Services, 2 courses.
RESM 4190, Fiscal Administration in Recreation, Event, and Sport Services, 1 course.
RESM 4200, Commercial Recreation, Event, and Sport Enterprises, 2 courses.
RESM 4900, Special Problems in Recreation, Event, and Sport Management, 2 courses.
RESM 5060, Areas and Facilities for Recreation and Sport, 1 course.
RESM 5110, Critical Analysis of Professional Literature in RESM, 1 course.
RESM 5200, Dynamics of Commercial Recreation, Event, and Sport Tourism, 1 course.
RESM 5800, Studies in Recreation, Event, and Sport Management, 1 course.
RESM 5910, Special Problems in Recreation, Event, and Sport Management, 1 course.

Research

Published Intellectual Contributions

Conference Proceeding
Wright, B., Walker, J. T., Walker, L. (2016). Communicating outdoor Safety Training to International Students. National Intramural Recreation and Sport Association.
Nguyen, S., Walker, J. T., Collins, J. (2016). What's Bubbling In Aquatics. National Intramural Recreation Sports Association.
Miceli, G., Walker, J. T., Collins, J. (2015). Examining the Relationship Between Student Services Student Staff Member's Work Group Cohesion and Retention. National Recreation Sports Association.
Long, J., Walker, J. T., Collins, J. (2015). Sportsmanship Rating Differences Amongst Students with Low and High Past Expereince in Basketball. National Intramural Recreation Sport Association.
Miceli, G., Walker, J. T., Collins, J. (2014). Work Group Cohesion in Higher Education Recreation Services.
Rhew, C., Walker, J. T., Collins, J. (2014). Work Group Cohesion in Student Recreation Workers. National Intramural Recreation Sports Association.
Journal Article
Dotterweich, A., Greene, A., Davis, J., Lhotsky, G., Walker, J. T. (2016). Comparison of 4th graders' PA intensities in various school PA settings, Health Behavior and Policy Review. Health Behavior and Policy Review. Health Behavior and Policy Review. 3(2), 136-143.
Palmero, M., Dotterweich, A., Lhotsky, G., Walker, J. T. (2012). Risk management plans: Existence and enforcement at NIAAA member high school athletic departments. The Sport Journal.
Griffith, M., Walker, J. T., Collins, J. (2011). Examining differences in socialization opportunities among student work groups in a university recreation department. Recreational Sports Journal.
Gould, J., Moore, D., Karlin, N., Gaede, D., Walker, J. T., Dotterweich, A. (2011). Measuring serious leisure in chess: Model confirmation and method bias. Leisure Sciences.
Walker, J. T., Mowen, A., Kruger, J., Morrow, J., Hendrick, W., Bricker, K. (2009). Physical Activity in the Park Setting (PA-PS) Questionnaire: Reliability in a California State Wide Sample. Journal of Physical Activity & Health. 6((Suppl 1)), .
Pike, H., Walker, J. T., Collins, J., Hodges, J. (2008). An Investigation of ADA Compliance of Aquatic Facilities in the North Texas Area. American Journal of Health Promotion. 23(2), 139-146.
Walker, J. T., Morais, D., Backman, K. F. (2001). Using performance measurements to explore the influence service quality dimensions on customer's perception of a nature based tourism outfitter.. Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality and Tourism. 2, .
Blackbourn, J. M., Hamson, N., Walker, J. T. (2000). What's Love Got to Do With It. Annual National Conference on Creating the Quality School.

Presentations Given

Most Recent Projects.

Walker, J. T. (Author & Presenter), Extention Education Training, The need for in-service training for your operation staff, Texas A&M, Arlington TX, United States of America. (2016).

Walker, J. (Author), TRAPS North Regional, Membership Retention for your Fitness Center, Texas Recreation and Parks Society, United States of America. (2016).

Walker, J. T. (Author & Presenter), North Texas Aquatic Association Annual Meeting, Expanding Aquatic Center Product Scope, Denton, TX, United States of America. (2015).

Walker, J. T. (Author & Presenter), Walker, L. (Author & Presenter), The Special Event Conference, Finding Sponsors Through Economic Activity Analysis, Anaheim, CA, United States of America. (2015).

An Investigation of ADA Compliance of Aquatic Facilities in the North Texas Area. (20092009).

How Vigilant are your Lifeguards. (20092009).

How Vigilant are your Lifeguards. (20092009).

How Vigilant are your Lifeguards. (20092009).

Marketing to Minorities. (20092009).

Measuring Physical Activity in your Parks. (20092009).

Measuring Physical Activity in your Parks. (20092009).

An Investigation of ADA Compliance of Aquatic Facilities in the North Texas Area. (20082008).

How Vigilant are your Lifeguards. (20082008).

Level 5 In-service Training (for Lifeguards). (20082008).

Level 5 In-service Training (for Lifeguards). (20082008).

Level 5 In-service Training (for Lifeguards). (20082008).

Level 5 In-service Training (for Lifeguards). (20082008).

Level 5 In-service Training (for Lifeguards). (20082008).

Level 5 In-service Training (for Lifeguards). (20082008).

Marketing to Minorities. (20082008).

Measuring Physical Activity in your Parks. (20082008).

The Basics of Natural Trail Surface Design. (20082008).

An Investigation of ADA Compliance of Aquatic Facilities in the North Texas Area. (20072007).

An Investigation of ADA Compliance of Aquatic Facilities in the North Texas Area.. (20072007).

Evaluation 101: Creating Efficient Evaluation Strategies. (20072007).

How Successful Staff Equals Successful Camps. (20072007).

Maintenance Strategies on the Golf Course. (20072007).

Program Evaluation and How to Take your Agency to the Next Level. (20072007).

Reducing Maintenance Cost Through Re-Design. (20072007).

Economic Development and Recreation and Tourism Planning. (20062006).

Influencing Economic Development through Comprehensive Community Recreation and Tourism Master Planning. (20062006).

Skatepark Decisions. (20062006).

Invigorating Economic Development through Comprehensive Community Recreation and Tourism Master Planning. (20052005).

Investigating the Occurrence of Flow when Participating in a Group Dependent Activity. (20042004).

Cross Validating the Place Bonding Factor StructureBetween Private Paddlers and Trout Anglers for the Same River Resource:A Test for Invariance. (20032003).

Exploring Differences in a Five Factor Structure of Place Bonding for Trout Anglers and Paddlers. (20032003).

Golf and the Environment: Mother Natures Caddie. (20032003).

Exploring the Influence of the Group Environment, Instructor Efficacy, and Participant Competency on Overall Activity Class Satisfaction. (20022002).

Comparing Service Quality Factor Structure Between Three Different User Groups of a Gymnastics Program. (20012001).

Determining the Influence of Distance Traveled on Boater's Perception of Water Quality. (20012001).

Determining the Influence of Visual Accounts of Pollution on Boater's Perception of Water Quality. (20012001).

Indexing Community Association in the South Carolina. (20012001).

Using Performance Measurements to Determine Users' Perception of Value. (20002000).

What's Love Got to Do With It. (19991999).

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Uncategorized
Walker, J. T. (Other), "Southwest Park and Recreation Training Institute," Sponsored by SWPRTI, $1000. (20062011).
Walker, J. T. (Other), "City of Frisco: Economic Impact Analysis of the Texas Amateur Winter Games," Sponsored by City of Frisco, $1200. (20092009).
Walker, J. T. (Other), "Town of Trophy Club: Park Master Plan," Sponsored by Town of Trophy Club, $25000. (20092009).
Walker, J. T. (Other), "Weatherby Foundation International," $5000. (20092009).
Walker, J. T. (Co-Principal), "Denton County Health AlliancePhysical Activity Survey Project," Sponsored by Denton County Health Department/Women's University Women's Health Center, Denton, TX, $6000. (20082009).
Walker, J. T. (Other), "City of Frisco: Economic Impact Analysis of the Texas Amateur Winter Games," Sponsored by City of Frisco, Texas. (20062008).
Walker, J. T. (Other), "City of Grand Prairie Park and Recreation: Management Structure Analysis," Sponsored by City of Grand Prarie, Texas. (20062007).
Walker, J. T. (Other), "Town of Trophy Club: ATV Trail Development Grant," Sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife, $150000. (20062006).
Walker, J. T. (Other), "Oconee County, Georgia: Tourism Economic Development Strategy,". (20052005).
Walker, J. T. (Other), "Liberty County Recreation Assessment,". (20032004).
Walker, J. T. (Other), "Asset and Association Mapping in the South Carolina Lowcountry," Sponsored by Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). (20012002).
Walker, J. T. (Other), "Exploring Boater's and Marine Operator's Perceptions of Water Quality in the Five Lake Savannah Lake Watershed Region," Sponsored by South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. (20012001).

Service

University Service

Faculty Advisor, DFW Park and Recreation Directors Association. (January 2016December 2016).

Committee Member, Scholarship. (September 2014December 2016).

Committee Member, Recreation Program - Accreditation. (August 2014December 2016).

Director, Youth Sports Programs. (January 2014December 2016).

Committee Member, Strategic Plan. (January 2015December 2015).

Committee Member, Green Fund - Sustainability. (September 2014August 2015).