Stephanie West


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


  • Recreation
  • Program Planning
  • Leisure Promotion

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

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

  • West, S. T. & Shores, K. (Accepted pending revisions). Does building a greenway promote physical activity among proximate residents? Journal of Physical Activity & Health.
  • West, S., Weddell, M., Pitts, S. & Whetstone, L. (In Press). Stakeholder Perceptions of Obesity Prevention Policies: A Comparison of Geographically Diverse Rural Counties. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice.
  • West, S. T. & Shores, K. A. (In Press). The effects of introducing the HOPSports System into PE Classes. Physical Educator.
  • West, S. T. & Crompton, J. L. (In Press). Who ought to receive what? An instrument to assess a community's preferred strategy for allocating leisure service resources. World Leisure Journal, DOI:10.1080/04419057.2012.759141.
  • 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.
  • West, S. T. & Shores, K. (2011). The impacts of building a greenway on proximate residents' physical activity. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 8(8), 1092-1097.
Title: Professor

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6328

Office address
HCC 29