The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management

Dr. Dorothy "Dart" L. Schmalz

Associate Professor
Email: schmalz@clemson.edu
Tel: 864-656-2184
Location: 286 Lehotsky Hall

Education:
B.A. The College of Wooster (History), Wooster, OH
M.S. The Pennsylvania State University (Leisure Studies), University Park, PA
Ph.D The Pennsylvania State University (Leisure Studies), University Park, PA

Additional Professional Responsibilities:
  • Associate Editor, Leisure Sciences
Research Interests:
  • Obesity stigma
  • Effects of discrimination and prejudice on recreation and leisure
  • Leisure in culture
  • Social identities in leisure
Publications: (last 5 years)

Schmalz, D. L. (in press, 2011). Girls' recreational sports. In V. J. Freysinger, K. A. Henderson, S. M. Shaw, & M. D. Bialeschki (Eds.). Leisure, women, and gender. State College, PA: Venture Publishing.

Schmalz, D. L., Kerstetter, D. L., & Kleiber, D. A. (2011). An evaluation of developmental outcomes at a free-choice oriented girls summer camp. Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership. 3, 1, 53-69.

Ransdell, L. B., & Schmalz, D. L. (2010). Healthy sports. In B. Ainsworth, G. Godbey, & L. Payne (Eds.). Leisure Health and Wellness: Making the Connections (p. 425-436). State College, PA: Venture Publishing.

McCall, G. D., Williams, J. E., Schmalz, D. L., & Miller, R. J. (2010). American boys and body image: A review of weight gain and weight loss issues. Topics in Clinical Nutrition, 25, 351–361.

Davison, K. K., Schmalz, D. L., & Downs, D. S. (2010). Hop, skip ... no!  Reasons adolescent girls disengage from physical activity. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 39, 290-302.

Schmalz, D. L. (2010). "I feel fat": Weight related stigmas, body esteem, and BMI as predictors of perceived competence in physical activities. Obesity Facts: The European Journal of Obesity, 3, 15-21.

Schmalz, D. L., Kerstetter, D. L., & Anderson, D. M. (2008). Stigma consciousness as a predictor of children's participation in recreational vs. competitive sports. Journal of Sport Behavior, 31, 276-297.

Davison, K. K., Schmalz, D. L., Young, L., & Birch, L. L. (2008). Overweight girls who internalize fat stereotypes report low psychosocial well-being. Obesity, 16(Suppl. 2), S30-S38.

Schmalz, D. L., Deane, G. D., Birch, L. L., & Davison, K. K. (2007). A longitudinal assessment of the links between participation in physical activity and self-esteem among girls from age 9 through 13. Journal of Adolescent Health, 41, 559-565.

Schmalz, D. L., & Kerstetter, D. L.  (2006). Girlie girls and manly men: Children's stigma consciousness of gender in sports and physical activities. Journal of Leisure Research, 38, 536-557.

Schmalz, D. L., & Davison, K. K. (2006).  Differences in physical self-concept among adolescents who participate in gender-typed, cross-gendered, and gender neutral sports.  Journal of Sport Behavior, 29, 335-352.

Davison, K. K., & Schmalz, D. L. (2006). Youth at risk of physical inactivity may benefit more from activity-related support than youth not at risk. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 3, Article 5.  Available from http://www.ijbnpa.org/articles/browse.asp?date=3-2006

Grants and Self-funded Research Projects:

Student Success, Community Enhancement and University Service: An Upstate Promise Neighborhood Model. PI: Jones, R. Co-I: Cason, K., Drew, S., Mainella, F., McGuire, F., Parker, V., Rembert, K., Rosenblith, S., Schmalz, D. L.

Courses Taught:
  • PRTM 325 - Global Perspectives in PRTM
  • PRTM 460 - Leisure Across the Lifespan
  • PRTM 801 - Philosophy of Leisure
  • PRTM 825 - Leisure in a Diverse Society