The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management

Dr. Robert S. Brookover, IV

Lecturer/Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs and Outreach
Email: bob@clemson.edu
Tel: 864-656-2231
Location: 265B Lehotsky Hall

Education:
B.S. Clemson University, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
M.S. Clemson University, Departament of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Ph.D Clemson University, Clemson Educational Leadership: Higher Education Administration

Specialty Area:
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Development of Sustainable Funding Models
  • Risk and Safety Management/Legal Liability
  • Facility Design, Planning, and Operation
  • Role of Leisure and Recreation in Education
  • Curriculum Design and Delivery
Research Interests:
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Development of Sustainable Funding Models
  • Risk and Safety Management/Legal Liability
  • Facility Design, Planning, and Operation
  • Role of Leisure and Recreation in Education
  • Curriculum Design and Delivery
Publications: (last 5 years)
Referred Journal Articles

Woosnam, K. M., Dixon, H. E.T., and Brookover, R. (2006). Influence of Campus Recreation Facilities on Decision to Attend a Southeastern University: A Pilot Study. Recreational Sports Journal, 30, 1, 70-76.

Referred Proceedings

Salazar, J., Barth, S., Brookover, B., and Calvert, C.  (2011). Examining travel motivations of visitors attending a professional golf tournament. 2011 Annual proceedings: International council on hotel, restaurant and institutional education.

Salazar, J., Barth, S., and Brookover, B. (2010). Multiple Attributes in Sport Tourism Trip Decisions to a Destination Island. Fall 2010 Southeast council on hotel, restaurant, and institutional education, 14(2), 1-5.

Recent Technical Reports

Brookover, R., Anderson, D., Barcelona, R. (2011). Public Input and Needs Assessment Data Report for Rock Hill, South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management.

Brookover, R. and Hughes, M. (2011). Strategic Plan for Recreation and Tourism in Newberry, South Carolina.

Halo, J., Brookover, R., Norman, W., Becco, A. (2011). An Action Plan to Increase the Sustainable and Regionally Appropriate Use of Natural and Historic Resources in Union County.

Brookover, R., Salazar, J., Tucker, T., Hartman, C. (2010). Economic Impact and Marketing Study of the 2010 Verizon Heritage Golf Tournament.

Brookover, R., Jodice, L., Lanford, B. (2010).  Pee-Dee Agri-tourism Product Development Plan.

Grants and Self-funded Research Projects:

Facilitation of the City of Rock Hill Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Vision/Strategic Plan Information Gathering Phase - $15,000

City of Newberry Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Strategic Plan- $27,500

Economic Impact and Market Analysis 2010 Verizon Heritage Golf Tournament - $33,000

Pee Dee Agri-tourism Study – w/ Lanford et al - $96,868

Union County Recreation and Tourism Resource Study – w/ Halo et al - $90,000

Oconee County Tourism Plan - $15,000

Greenville County Recreation District Return on Investment Study - $8,500

Pickens County Tourism Product Development Plan - Brookover and Norman - $15,000

City of Greer Parks and Recreation Master Plan - $23,000

Irmo-Chapin Recreation Commission Recreation Needs Assessment - $6,500

Barnwell County Recreation and Tourism Product Development Plan - $12,000

Fountain Inn Strategic and Product Development Plan for Tourism - $12,000

Williamsburg County Equestrian Feasibility Study and Tourism Product Development Plan - $32,000

Jasper County Strategic Plan for Recreation - $16,000

Town of Chester Needs Assessment - $2,500 Town of Kershaw Recreation Needs Assessment - $10,208

Golf for Business and Life – Brookover, R. and Lucas, R. - $56,000

A Study of the Economic Impact of the 2005 MCI Heritage – Backman, S., Backman, K., Brookover, R., Henry, M., and Norman, W. - $48,340

Courses Taught:
  • PRTM 198 – Creative Inquiry in PRTM
  • PRTM 220 – Foundation of PRTM
  • PRTM 221 – PRTM Delivery Systems
  • PRTM 222 – Program & Event Planning
  • PRTM 223 – Admin/Mgmt in PRTM
  • PRTM 224 – Legal Aspects
  • PRTM 298 – Creative Inquire in PRTM II
  • PRTM 307 – Facility Operations
  • PRTM 398 – Creative Inquire in PRTM III
  • PRTM 498 – Creative Inquiry in PRTM IV