Stephanie West


  • PhD, Recreation Park and Tourism Sciences, Texas A&M University
  • MS, Recreation Administration, Georgia Southern University
  • BS, Recreation Administration, Auburn University

Teaching Specialties

  • Program Planning
  • Services Marketing
  • Evaluation

Professional Affiliations / Organization

  • North Carolina Recreation and Park Association
  • National Recreation and Park Association
  • Southeast Recreation Research Conferences
  • The Academy of Leisure Sciences

Research Interests

  • Leisure Time Physical Activity
  • Effects of Changes to the Built Environment on Physical Activity Levels
  • Community Needs Assessments
  • Recreation Resource Allocation
  • The Role of Recreation in Community Health

Selected Publications

  • Liechty, T., West, S. T., Son, J. & Naar, J. (2017). Perceptions of aging, resistance and empowerment among older women competitive softball players. Annals of Leisure Research, 20(3), p. 295-313.
  • West, S. T. & Shores, K. (2015). Does building a greenway promote physical activity among proximate residents? Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 12(1), 52-7.
  • West, S. T., Shores, K. & Mudd, L. (2012). Association of available parkland, physical activity and overweight in America's largest cities. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice,18(5), 423-430.
  • Shores, K. A. & West. S. T. (2010). Rural and urban park use and park-based physical activity, Preventive Medicine, 50(Supplement 1), S13-17.
  • West, S. T. & Crompton, J. L. (2008). A comparison of preferences and perceptions of alternate equity operationalizations. Leisure Sciences, 30(5), 409-428.
Title: Professor
Department: RMPE

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6328

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