Dr. Elizabeth H. Barber

Associate Dean & Associate Professor

School of Tourism and Hospitality Management
1810 North 13th Street
Speakman Hall 111E
Philadelphia, PA 19122
215.204.6294
betsyb@temple.edu

ELIZABETH H. BARBER
bestyb@temple.edu

School of Tourism and Hospitality Management
Temple University
1700 N. Broad Street
Suite 412-A
Philadelphia, PA 19121
(215) 204-6294


EDUCATION

B.S. Major: Physical Education, Minor: Health Education, The University of Wisconsin-Superior, Superior, WI. 1975. Graduated with Honors.

M.A. Recreation Education, Emphasis: Commercial Recreation, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. 1983. Thesis/Project: The Design of a Corporate Wellness Program: A Compilation of Literature.

Ph.D. Instructional Design and Technology, Emphasis: Instructional Development, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. 1987. Dissertation: Recreation Education Administrators' Perceptions of the NRPA/AALR-COA Accreditation and the Impact That Accreditation Has Had on Their Programs.

EXPERIENCE

2003 – Present Associate Dean: School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Administrative Assignment: Reporting directly to the Dean: Administrative head with independent decision making on issues related to the overall administrative functions of the School with 25 faculty and staff, 550 students and $2 million budget.

1998-2003 Academic Director: School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Administrative Assignment: Reporting directly to the Dean: Responsible for the overall administration of the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management; to include designing and monitoring school policies, hiring and evaluating all personnel, designing and implementing all academic degree programs, Marketing and recruiting all undergraduate and graduate students, implementing and monitoring the annual budget, coordinating the School’s community outreach activities, which includes administering the internship programs, coordinating external conferences and programs, cooperating with the Dean’s office while implementing the school’s development plans.

Teaching Assignments: Designed and implemented the new Tourism and Hospitality Management, responsible for teaching courses, Introduction to Management, Career Orientation, Research Methodology, Entrepreneurship, and Legal Aspects.

1989-1998 Associate Professor: Department of Sport Management and Leisure
Studies. Graduate Faculty, Promotion and Tenure awarded July 1, 1993, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Teaching Assignment: Responsible for teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in human resource management, commercial management, travel and tourism, research methodology, teaching strategies for sport management and leisure studies, financial management, legal aspects of sport and recreation management, computer applications and youth sports development.

Graduate Coordinator: Responsible for administrative and academic supervision and direction of Master's and Doctoral curricula; developing and implementing admission policies and admission selections; serving as final approval for dissertations, theses, projects; schedule and conduct M.Ed. comprehensive examinations and Ed.D. preliminary examinations; and coordinate graduate recruitment. 1992-present.

Graduate Assistant Coordinator: Responsible for teaching assistants. Approximately four per year, each GA is responsible for teaching one or two courses per semester. Help them in design, implementation and evaluation of courses they are assigned to teach. 1989 to present.

Sport and Recreation Management Coordinator: Responsible for coordinating the Recreation Management curriculum and faculty; which includes, scheduling and assignments, policy development and implementation, curriculum development. 1990 to 1991 and 1993-1995.

Dissertation and Theses Advisor: Chair for four doctoral dissertations and six master's project. Committee member and reader for nine dissertations and 20 masters’ thesis and projects.

Internship Supervisor: Supervise senior interns during their required field experience. Conducted site inspections, evaluated performance, and served as the students' liaison with the university. 1991 - present.

Alumni Representative: Faculty representative for the Department for the HPERD Alumni Association. 1989-1990.

1987-1989 Assistant Professor: Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

Teaching Assignment: Designed and taught undergraduate courses in introduction to recreation, methods and materials, recreation and park programs, introduction to commercial recreation, senior seminar in commercial recreation, and a graduate course; innovations in recreation education.

Academic Advisor: Advise undergraduate and graduate recreation and Leisure Studies majors on their general education and professional academic requirements.

Faculty Advisor: Faculty Advisor for the Recreation Club, undergraduate majors' club. The club has approximately 50 members with an annual budget of $1000.00.

Coordinator: Department coordinator for pursuit of NRPA/AALR Accreditation. Solely responsible for writing self-study. 1988-1989.

Thesis Committee Member: Served as member of Thesis Committee for two graduate students. 1987-1988.

Internship Supervisor: Work directly with interns and their agency supervisors throughout their internship, 1988.

Graduate Faculty: Member of University's Graduate Faculty. Must be nominated and elected by Graduate Faculty to become a member. 1987-1989.

1983-1987 Instructor: Department of Leisure Studies, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Teaching Assignment: Designed and taught courses in recreation leadership and recreation programs. Within these courses, coordinated student practicum between Department of Leisure Studies, Iowa City Recreation Division, and Iowa City Elementary Schools. Responsible for approximately 100 students per semester.

Academic Advisor: Advised undergraduate Leisure Studies majors on their general education and professional academic requirements.

Assistant Undergraduate Coordinator: Assisted the undergraduate coordinator in curriculum design, scheduling, and advising new Leisure Studies majors. 1986-1987.

Internship Coordinator: Coordinated students in their pre-professional internship with their chosen internship agency. Approximately 70 students completed a 600 hours internship per year. 1986-1987.

Internship Supervisor: Worked directly with interns and their agency supervisors throughout their internship. 1984-1986.

1985 Summer Camp Supervisor: Recreation Division, City of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.
Responsibilities included coordinating a 8-week day camp for 200, 5-12 year olds. Supervised a staff of 35, designed programs, planned weekly field trips, directed bi-weekly family pot-luck dinners for staff, campers, and parents, coordinated facilities with activities between Recreation Center, Park Division, and Aquatics Department, coordinated transportation, conducted staff evaluations, program evaluations, and staff meetings.

1982-1983 Research Assistant: Recreation Education Program, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.
Responsibilities included literature reviews, editing, and literature searches.

1980-1981 Bookkeeper/Fashion Consultant: Seifert's, Iowa City, IA.
Responsibilities included daily receipts accounting, banking, credit officer, approving new credit lines, collecting delinquent charge accounts, and direct retail sales.

1977-1980 Owner/Operator: Crazy Top Shop, Iowa City, West Burlington, and Muscatine, IA.
Owned three retail imprinted sportswear stores. Responsibilities included bookkeeping, tax accounting, profit and loss statements, purchasing, and personnel management functions. Managed approximately 30 employees.

1975-1977 Physical Education Instructor/Diving Coach: Burlington Community High School, Burlington, IA.
Responsibilities included planning, organizing, and teaching swimming lessons to approximately 3000 Burlington Community School District students per year. Trained and supervised high school teaching assistants. Coached boys and girls diving teams in Iowa State High School Swimming and Diving Competition.

PRFESSIONAL SERVICE AND INVOLVEMENT

Certifications

Professional Associations

American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)
Association for Casino Educators (ACE)
Council for Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Educators (CHRIE)
Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMA)
Philadelphia Chapter Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association – BOARD MEMBER – International Special Event Foundation
International Special Event Society (ISES) – BOARD MEMBER
National Employee Recreation Services Association (NERSA)
National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)
Society of Park and Recreation Educators (SPRE)
American Park and Recreation Society (APRS)
National Therapeutic Recreation Society (NTRS)
Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society (PRPS)
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Association (PTLA)
BOARD MEMBER – Hospitality and Tourism Education
Philadelphia Employee Recreation Services (Phil/Aers)
Resort and Commercial Recreation Association (RCRA)
Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA)
Northeast Chapter of TTRA (NETTRA)

Conferences

The RNC is Gone: Now What? Temple University Rock Hall, Philadelphia, PA. September 1999.

Economics of Sport Conference Temple University Rock Hall, Philadelphia, PA. February 2000.

Economics of Sport Conference Temple University Rock Hall, Philadelphia, PA. February 2001.

Economics of Sport Conference Temple University Rock Hall, Philadelphia, PA. February 2002.

Economics of Sport Conference Temple University Rock Hall, Philadelphia, PA. March 2003.

Presentations

DeShields, G.L. & Barber, E.H. The Role of Industry Relations Personnel in Academic Programs. CHRIE Conference, Orlando, FL. August 2002.

Barber, E.H. Trends in Tourism and Hospitality Education: Hospitality Finance and Technology Professionals – Greater Philadelphia Chapter, Philadelphia, PA. April 2002.

Barber, E.H., Parkhouse, B.L., & Tedrick, R.E. The Examination of Research Published In the Journal of Sport Management from 1991 to 1996. NASSM Conference, Buffalo, NY. June, 1998.

Frater, J. & Barber E.H. The Economic Impact of Tourism: Jamaican Residents’ Perceptions. RCRA Conference Research Symposium, Virginia Beach, VA. November, 1997.

Barber, E.H., Parkhouse, B.L., & Tedrick, R.E. The Development of and Instrument to Examine the Adequacy of Research Published in the Journal of Sport Management From 1991 Through 1996. NASSM Conference, San Antonio, TX. May, 1997.

Gregory, S. & Barber, E.H. Attitudes and Behaviors of Paratourists in the Delaware Valley. CHRIE Annual Conference, Washington, DC. August, 1996.

Barber, E.H. Computer Applications. Police Athletic League (PAL), Philadelphia, PA. February, 1996.

Barber, E.H. & Montague, J.W. Internship Presentation. Philadelphia/National Employee Services and Recreation Association, Philadelphia, PA. November 1995.

Barber, E. H. & Montague, J.W. Preparing Yourself for Graduate School. American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) - Eastern District Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA. March 1994.

Barber, E.H. Quality Management Through High Quality Customer Service. State of Massachusetts, Department of Natural Resources' Annual Workshop, Boston, MA. April, 1994.

Barber, E.H. Customer Service Management. Massachusetts State Park and Recreation Annual Conference, Sturbridge, MA. December, 1993.

Barber, E.H. Customer Service Evaluation. Massachusetts State Park and Recreation Annual Conference, Sturbridge, MA. December, 1993.

Barber, E.H., Montague, J.W., Tedrick, R.E., & Shapiro, I.G. Building Communication Bridges Between Faculty and Athletic Administrators. East Coast Athletic Conference (ECAC) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. March 1993.

Barber, E.H. How to Motivate Your Part-Time and Seasonal Employees. Resort and Commercial Recreation Association Annual Conference, Asheville, NC. November, 1992.

Barber, E.H. Plateauism in the Workplace. Leisure Research Symposium, NRPA National Congress, Cincinnati, OH. October, 1992.

Barber, E.H. & Magafas, A. Therapeutic Recreation Majors Work Preference. TR Research Institute, Midwest Symposium in Therapeutic Recreation, Springfield, IL. April, 1992.

Barber, E.H. Customer Service Evaluation. Social Aspects and Recreation Research Symposium, Ontario, CA. February, 1992.

Goff, S.J. & Barber, E.H. Program Evaluation. Arch Diocese Of Toledo, Toledo, OH. June 17, 1991.

Barber, E.H. How To Provide High Quality Customer Service. Philadelphia Ranger Corp: Corp-Wide Training Session. Philadelphia, PA. May 22, 1991.

Oliveto, F. & Barber, E.H. Recreation: A Commercial Perspective. First International Youth Fitness Conference. Philadelphia, PA. May 18, 1991.

Barber, E.H. Customer Service Management and Evaluation. Resort and Commercial Recreation Association Regional Conference, Mountain Laurel, PA. April 4, 1991.

Barber, E.H. Staff Motivation: How To Keep the Unmotivated Going. Midwest Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation, St. Louis, MO. April, 1990.

Barber, E.H. Service Effectiveness: How To Manage Customer Service. Pennsylvania Recreation and Parks Association Fall Workshop, Philadelphia, PA. Dec. 1989.

MacNeil, R.D. & Barber, E.H. The Effect of a Client's Age Upon the Employment Preferences Of Therapeutic Recreation Majors. Leisure Research Symposium, NRPA Congress for Recreation and Parks, San Antonio, TX. Oct. 1989.

Barber, E.H. Making the Customer #1. National Forum on Marketing Leisure Services, Cromwell, CT. May, 1989.

Barber, E.H., McGhee, V. & Teague, M.L. Service Management: Marketing the Concept of High Quality Customer Service. Midwest Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation, Springfield, IL. May, 1989.

Barber, E.H. Staff Motivation. Connecticut Recreation and Park Association. March, 1989.

Barber, E.H. Service Management: How To Provide High Quality Service for Your Customers. Bob Artz Programming Forum, Atlantic City, NJ. January, 1989.

Teague, M.L. & Barber, E.H. Descriptive Epidemiology of Leisure Time Physical Activities of Older Adults. Midwest Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation, Lake Geneva, WI. April, 1988.

Barber, E.H. Marketing for the Future: Implications for Parks and Recreation. Connecticut Recreation and Park Association State Conference, Mystic, CT. March, 1988.

Barber, E.H. Analysis of NRPA/AALR-COA Accreditation Procedures. Leisure Research Symposium, NRPA National Congress, New Orleans, LA. September, 1987.

Barber, E.H. & MacNeil, R.D. Preparing Yourself for that Presentation. Midwest Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation, St. Louis, MO. April, 1987.

MacNeil, R.D. & Barber, E.H. Aging and the Compression of Infirmity: Implications for Recreation Professionals. Midwest Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation, Lake Geneva, WI. April, 1985.

Honors and Awards

Headliner Award – Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association Annual Luncheon, December, 2001.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Articles

Refereed Journals

Barber, E.H., Parkhouse, B.L., & Tedrick, T. (2001). “A methodological review of published research in the Journal of Sport Management from 1991 through 1995 as measured by selected criteria. International Journal of Sport Management 2(3).

Barber, E.H. (1992). Therapeutic recreation majors' work preference." Therapeutic Recreation Journal 4.

MacNeil, R.D., Hawkins, D.L., Barber, E.H. & Winslow, R. (1990). "The effects of a client's age upon the employment preferences of therapeutic recreation majors". Journal of Leisure Research, 22(4).

MacNeil, R.D. Hawkins, D.L., Barber, E.H. & Winslow, R. (1990). "Attitudes toward older adults among therapeutic recreation majors at three universities." Expanding Horizons in Therapeutic Recreation, 2.

Barber, E.H., (1989)."Customer service: The competitive edge". Journal of Parks and Recreation Administration, 4.

Barber, E.H. (1988). “Analysis of NRPA/AALR-COA accreditation procedures and its impact on accredited recreation education programs". SPRE Annual on Education.

MacNeil, R.D. & Barber, E.H. (1987). "Aging and the compression of infirmity: Implications for recreation professionals". Journal of Expanding Horizons on Therapeutic Recreation.

Trade Journals

Barber, E.H. “Temple University’s new School of Tourism and Hospitality Management.” Pennsylvania Recreation and Parks. 1st Quarter, 2000.

Barber, E.H. “Student Mentors Needed.” HSMAI Newsletter. March 1998.

Barber, E.H. "Customer Service Evaluation." Athletic Business. April 1992.

Barber, E.H. "Greetings From the Student Liaison Committee." Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association: Networks. Spring 1992.

Barber, E.H. "Mapping Your Service Cycle." RCRA: A Journal of the Resort and Commercial Recreation Association. October 1991.

Books

Kraus, R., Barber, E.H. & Shapiro, I.G. (2001). Introduction to leisure services: Career perspectives, Champaign, IL: Sagamore.

Barber, E.H. (2001). Accounting and budgeting. In Parkhouse, B.L. (Ed.). The management of sport: Its foundation and application (3rd Ed.). (pp. 382-395). St. Louis: Mosby.

Barber, E.H. (1996). Accounting and Budgeting. In Parkhouse, B.L. (Ed.). The management of sport: Its foundation and application (2nd Ed.). (pp. 343-362). St. Louis: Mosby.

Degree Program Proposals

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration – Tourism Concentration (Ph.D./BA) Degree Proposal. Temple University 2000. (Approved for implementation by Temple University Board of Trustees, May 2001).

Masters in Tourism and Hospitality Management (MTHM) Degree Proposal. Temple University, 1997. (Approved for implementation by Temple University Board of Trustees, May 1998).

Bachelors of Science (BS) in Tourism and Hospitality Management Degree Proposal, Temple University, 1997. (Approved for implementation by Temple University Board of Trustees, May 1998).

Manuscripts and Reports

Results of Attendee surveys. “Customer Satisfaction of the KitchenAid Culinary Showcase – The Book and The Cook” Research reports written in conjunction with W. Roehl. Fort Washington, PA. Spring 2003.

Results of Attendee surveys. “Customer Satisfaction and Economic Impact of Sunoco Welcome America Festival” Research reports written in conjunction with W. Roehl. Philadelphia, PA. Summer 2002.

Results of Attendee surveys. “Customer Satisfaction of the KitchenAid Culinary Showcase – The Book and The Cook” Research reports written in conjunction with W. Roehl. Philadelphia, PA. Spring 2002.

Results of Attendee surveys. “Customer Satisfaction and Economic Impact of Sunoco Welcome America Festival” Research reports written in conjunction with W. Roehl. Philadelphia, PA. Summer 2001.

Results of Attendee surveys. “Customer Satisfaction and Economic Impact of Sunoco Welcome America Festival” Research reports written in conjunction with W. Roehl. Philadelphia, PA. Summer 2000.

Results of a Faculty survey. "Work/Family Conflict: Faculty Stress." Presented to the Administration, Faculty Development Committee and SCSU Faculty, Southern Connecticut State University. 1989.

Results of a study. "The Status of Wellness Programs in Connecticut Public School Districts." Presented to the Connecticut State Board of Education and the Organization of Connecticut Public School Administrators. 1989.

Conducted and submitted Conference Evaluation Report to the Iowa Parks and Recreation Association of the Iowa Parks and Recreation Association's Annual Conference. 1986 and 1987.

Editorial Assistant for New Horizons in Professional Training in Recreation Service for Handicapped Children and Youth, John A. Nesbitt, Editor, 1983.

Funded Proposals

Philadelphia Regional Tourism Council $100,000

Student Development Proposal funded through Provost ($1000), Temple University. Student Networking Social for HSMAI Student Liaison Committee, October, 1997.

Provost Award for the investigation of Tourism and Hospitality Management Programs at Temple University, Summer 1996, ($5000).

Faculty Development Proposal funded for maximum ($1500), Southern Connecticut State University. Project Director for Research and Seminars on Faculty Stress at SCSU. Spring, 1989.

Research Proposal for funding, Connecticut State Board of Education. Printing and Postage Costs. Fall 1988.

Faculty Development Proposal funded for maximum ($1500), Southern Connecticut State University. Coordinated seminar: "Leisure in Retirement: Developing Leisure Lifestyles for Later Years". Spring, 1988.

Unfunded Proposals

Proposal for Hospitality Specific Computer Laboratory ($250,000), Link to Learn Grant, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Education, March 2002.

SERVICE RELATED ACTIVITIES

National

Host Committee Member, American Hotel and Lodging Association Annual Conference & Leadership Forum, April 2002.

Manuscript Reviewer for Prentice Hall, Inc. for new Introductory Tourism Text, March, 1998.

Manuscript Reviewer for Simon & Schuster, Tourism Business Text, October 1997.

Manuscript Reviewer for publications in Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, 1996-1997.

Coordinator of Student Volunteers, NESRA National Conference, Philadelphia, PA. April, 1995.

Chair for Curriculum and Professional Preparation Section of the Leisure Research Symposium, NRPA National Congress, Cincinnati, OH. October, 1992.

Host Committee, Affordable Meetings Exposition and Conference Sponsored by the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association, Philadelphia, PA. September, 1992

Reviewer of Research Papers for the Leisure Research Symposium, NRPA National Congress, Baltimore, MD. October, 1991.

Evaluation Committee, National Recreation and Park Association-Council on Accreditation (NRPA-COA). 1987 and 1988.

Chair for Education Session, "Uplifting and Updating Recreation and Park Programs and Services". NRPA National Congress, Indianapolis, IN. October, 1988.

Manuscript Reviewer for publication in Therapeutic Recreation Journal. 1985 and 1988.

Coordinator for the Philosophical and Historical Aspects of Leisure Behavior section of the Leisure Research Symposium, NRPA National Congress, Dallas, TX. 1985.

Reviewed Recreation Leadership manuscript. Times Mirror/Mosby College Publishing, St. Louis, MO. 1985.

Commonwealth

Hospitality and Tourism Education Committee Board Member, Pennsylvania Travel Council, 2000 – Present.

Governor’s Travel and Tourism Council Board Member, 2000 – present.

Regional

Advisory Committee Member, Hospitalities Technology Program, Community College of Philadelphia, 2001 – 2003.

Board Member, Chair, Student Liaison Committee, HSMAI, Philadelphia Chapter, 1997- Present.

Member of the Board of Directors - Girl Scouts of Southeastern Pennsylvania, 1996-1999.

1995 Chair Membership Extension and Access to Girl Scout Program Committee for Self-Evaluation Task Force, Girls Scouts of Greater Philadelphia.

1995 Assistant Convention Manager for AAHPERD - Eastern District Association Annual Conference. Springfield, MA. Feb. 28 - March 5.

1994 Convention Manager for AAHPERD - Eastern District Association Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA. March 9 - 13.

State Representative for Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Resort and Commercial Recreation Association (RCRA). 1990-present.

Panel member at the Iowa Parks and Recreation Association's Fall Workshop, "Recreation Research: Challenges, Competition and Communication". 1986.

Local

Board Member – OIC – Opportunities Inn, Philadelphia, PA 2003 – Present.

Moderator, Building Owners and Managers Association, The RNC and Security, March 2000.

Moderator, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, The RNC is Coming, Are You Ready, February 2000.

Board of Governors Advisory Board Member for Philadelphia High School Academies; Hospitality, Restaurant, and Tourism Academy, 1996 - Present.

Consultant for examination questions and Oral Interviewer for positions within the Department of Recreation, City of Philadelphia Personnel Department, 1991.

Recreation Planning Consultant, Depallo Design and Planning, Conshohocken, PA. 1990-Present.

Playground Design Committee, Lincoln Elementary School, Iowa City Community School District. 1984-1985.

INSTITUTION INVOLVEMENT

Teaching

Course Taught 2000 – 2003

2000 – 2001 – THM W312 - Spring
THM 352 - Summer
THM 502 - Summer

2001 – 2002 – THM W312 - Spring
THM 352 - Summer
THM 502 - Summer

2002 – 2003 – THM 100 - Fall
THM 352 - Summer
THM 502 – Summer

Advisement
Internship Supervision

THM 280 Internship I – 8 advisees average per semester
THM 380 Internship II – 8 advisees average per semester
THM 566 Graduate Internship – 5 advisees average per semester

Institutional Involvement – Committee Membership

University

1997-1998 Temple University; Faculty Senate Steering Committee.

Temple University; Board of Trustees Hospitality Task Force

1996-1998 Temple University; Faculty Senate Oversight Committee.

Temple University; Educational Policies and Programs Committee, Admission Committee.

1996-1997 Temple University; Chair: Educational Program and Policy Committee

Temple University; Provost Committee for Curriculum in Hospitality Management

Temple University; Search Committee, Director for Intellectual Heritage.

Temple University; Search Committee, Director of University Core and Transfer.

Temple University; Implementation of Kearney Report Subcommittee, Academic Issues Workgroup.

Temple University Team Member at the Epiphany Institute, George Mason University, Fairfax, Va., January 1997.

1993-1994 Temple University; Secretary, Faculty Senate.

1992-1993 Temple University; Academic Planning Council, Subcommittee on Graduate Education and Research.

Temple University; Student Recruitment and Retention Committee, Task Force on Coordination of Advertising, Marketing and Publications

1991-1998 Temple University; Educational Program and Policy Committee.

Temple University; Faculty Senate, Representative Senator for the College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

1990-1993 Temple University; Faculty Senate Student Affairs Committee.

1988-1989 Vice President of Academic Affairs', Institutional Assessment Committee, Southern Connecticut State University.

1987-1989 University Curriculum and Instruction Committee (UCIC), Southern Connecticut State University.

Chair, UCIC Subcommittee, Assessment of Academic Distribution of SCSU Undergraduates.

UCIC Subcommittee, Internships and Co-operative Education.

College

1997-1998 Chairperson; Graduate Council, College of Health, Physical Education,
Recreation and Dance.

Chairperson; Study Leave Committee, College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

1993-1994 President; College Assembly, College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Chairperson; Graduate Council, College of Health, Physical Education,
Recreation and Dance.

Chairperson; Study Leave Committee, College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

1992-1993 President Elect; College Assembly, College of Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

1992 College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Graduate Council Subcommittee on Academic Grievance Procedure.

1990-1998 College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; Graduate Council and Research and Study Leaves Committees.

1990-1991 College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance; Applied Strategic Planning Committee, Ad Hoc Committees for Computer Applications Course, College-wide Teaching Strategies Course, and Recreation Management/Sport Management Merger.

1989-1991 Member-at-Large, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Temple University.

1987-1988 Professional Development Committee, School of Education, Southern Connecticut State University.

1985-1987 General Education Coordinating Committee, College of Liberal Arts, The University of Iowa.

School

1998 - Present Member Dean’s Executive Committee for The Fox School of Businesss and management and the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management.

1998 - Present Ad Hoc Member of all committees detailed in the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management By-laws, Temple University.

Department

1991- 1998 Graduate Coordinator, Department of Sport Management and Leisure Studies, Temple University.

Sport and Recreation Management Program Coordinator, Department of Sport Management and Leisure Studies, Temple University.

1997-1998 Tourism and Hospitality Management Program Coordinator, Department of Sport Management and Leisure Studies.

1988-1989 Sabbatical Leave Committee, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, Southern Connecticut State University.

1986-1987 Undergraduate Committee, The Department of Leisure Studies, The University of Iowa.

Accreditation Committee, The Department of Leisure Studies, The University of Iowa.

1984-1986 Undergraduate Committee, Recreation Education Program, The University of Iowa.