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Faculty and Staff Profile

Bob Brookover

Senior Lecturer
Coordinator of Online and Enterprise Programs

Office: 265C Lehotsky

Phone: 864-723-5917

Email: BOB@clemson.edu

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Educational Background

Ph.D. Education Leadership-Higher Education
Clemson University 2002

M.PRTM Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management
Clemson University 1995

B.S. Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management
Clemson University 1993

Courses Taught

PRTM EDGE Core Immersion Program (PRTM 2000, 2200, 2260, 2270, and 2290)
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management 1010 – Concepts of Leisure
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management 2050 – Program and Event Planning
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management 2540 – Introduction to Sport Management
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management 3010 – Recreation and Society
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management 3050 – Safety and Risk Management
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management 3070 – Facility Planning and Operations
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management 3080 – Leadership and Group Processes
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management 3210 – Recreation Administration
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management 4030 – Elements of Park Planning
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management 4210 – Recreation Finance
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management 4410 – Commercial Recreation
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management 4520 – Campus Recreation
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management 4540 – Trends in Sports Management
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management 8030 – Seminar in Recreation and Parks Administration
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management 8210 – Grants and Alternative Finance
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management 8220 – Strategic Planning
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management 8230 – Operating in Political Environments
Non-Profit Leadership 3000 – Foundations in Non-Profit Leadership
Non-Profit Leadership 3020 – Funding and Accountability in Non-Profit Organizations
Non-Profit Leadership 3040 - Risk Management in Non-Profit Organizations
Leisure Skills 101 – Challenge Recreation Activities
Leisure Skills 130, 230 – Alpine Skiing and Advanced Alpine Skiing
Leisure Skills 170 – Golf
Leisure Skills 181 – Rock Climbing
Leisure Skills 182 – Backpacking

Profile

Dr. Bob Brookover is the Coordinator of Online and Enterprise Programs in the Department of PRTM. He holds his undergraduate and master’s degrees in PRTM and a Ph.D. in Education Leadership – Higher Education Administration from Clemson University. He began his career in Campus Recreation at Clemson where he was the Director of Facilities and Outdoor Programs before moving into his faculty position in the PRTM Department. During his time in the department, his work has focused on engaging with a variety of public, private, and non-profit recreation and tourism agencies throughout the country by completing strategic/master planning, economic impact/return on investment, cost recovery, and other applied research and consulting studies and reports (40 technical reports since 2015). He has made 19 conference presentations since 2018, 11 of which were invited. In addition to his undergraduate teaching experience, Dr. Brookover’s recent teaching has included graduate level courses in finance, politics/policy, strategic planning, and administration/leadership. His extensive service to the field and his community currently includes serving a 3-year term as the Co-Chair of the National Research Symposium (NRS) for NRPA, which focuses on translating research to practice, and he was elected to a four-year term on City Council in Clemson in November of 2020.

Research Interests

Willingness to pay for recreation facilities, services, and programs
Community and economic development
Economic Impact and Return on Investment of Public and Non-Profit Investments in Recreation, Tourism, and Sport
Strategic/Master Planning and Facility Planning, Design, and Operations
Development of Sustainable Funding Models

Research Publications

Refereed Articles
Hartman, C, Evans, K, Barcelona, R, and Brookover, R. (2018). "Constraints and Facilitators to Developing Collaborative Campus Wellness Partnerships" Recreational Sports Journal, Volume 42, Number 2.

Bachman, J.R., Norman, W.C., Hopkins, C.D., Brookover, R.S. (2016). “Examining the role of self-concept theory on motivation, satisfaction, and intent to return of music festival volunteers.” Event Management 20 (1), 41-52.

Donald L. Rockey Jr., Robert Barcelona, Bob Brookover, Dustin Thorn and Dominic Saturday (2016). “Creative Strategies for Financing Parks and Recreation.” Parks and Recreation Magazine Research Update, April 1, 2016.

Penny Vassar, Pamela A. Havice, William L. Havice, Robert Brookover, IV (2015). "The Impact of Lecture Capture Presentations in a Distributed Learning Environment in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management." SCHOLE, Vol. 30, No. 1.

Barcelona, R., Brookover, R., Smith, M., & Houck, T. (2014). Dissolving the Greenville County Recreation District: Creating a Plan for Intergovernmental Cooperation in Greenville County. Journal Of Park And Recreation Administration, 32(4). Retrieved from http://js.sagamorepub.com/jpra/article/view/6079

Brookover, R. and Timmerman, D. (2013). Making it Better: Research, Assessment, and Recursive Learning Cycles. Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, Invited Special Issue on Integrated Curriculum Design, 1, 98-105.

Baldwin, E. D., Mainieri, T. L., and Brookover, R. (2013). The EDGE of Learning: Clemson University Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, Management Immersion Semester. Schole: A
Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, Invited Special Issue on Integrated Curriculum Design, 1, 64-77.

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.

Textbook Chapters
Gagnon, R. J., Stone, G. A., Garst, B. A., Brookover, B., & Mowery, S. (2016). The business of lifestyle sport. Lifestyle sports and public policy.

Brookover, B. (2015). Facility planning and design. In Recreational sport: program design, delivery, and management by Barcelona, R.J., et. al. Human Kinetics.

Technical Reports since 2015
• 2020 Climbing Wall Association Industry Benchmark Study
• 2020 City of Pelham, Alabama Parks and Recreation Master Plan
• 2019 SC Parks and Recreation Salary Study
• 2019 City of Myrtle Beach Parks, Recreation, and Sports Tourism Strategic Plan
• 2019 Irmo-Chapin Recreation Commission Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan
• 2019 City of Greenville Parks and Recreation Visioning and Strategic Initiatives
• 2019 City of Travelers Rest Downtown Master Plan
• 2018 Town of Summerville Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan
• 2017 Spartanburg County Parks Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan
• 2017 Mt. Pleasant, SC Recreation Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan
• 2016 Roswell, GA Strategic Plan for Recreation, Parks, Historic, and Cultural Affairs
• 2016 Greenville Area Recreation Agencies Public Input Process and Strategic Plan w/ Anderson
• 2015 Hilton Head National Redevelopment Study w/ Salazar
• 2015 Greenville County Area Recreation Provider Needs Assessment w/ Barcelona
• 2021 Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium Economic Impact Study
• 2020 Summerville Stadium Project Economic Impact Projections
• 2008-2021 Spartanburg County Tourism Impacts Studies (6 separate reports)
• 2018, 2019 Economic Impact of Softball Tournaments on Spartanburg County
• 2005, 2010, 2014, and 2019 Economic Impact and Marketing Study of the RBC Heritage presented by Boeing (PGA Tour Event)
• 2017, 2018, 2019 Shrine Bowl Economic Impact Study
• 2017 Spartan Race Economic Impact Study
• 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Panther’s Training Camp Economic Impact/Activity Study
• 2016, 2017 Walhalla Octoberfest Economic Impact Report
• 2016 Greenville Scottish Games Economic Impact Study
• 2016 Town of Lake Lure and Chimney Rock Village Trail Development Economic Impact Study
• 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 Artisphere Economic Impact and Marketing Study
• 2015 City of Greer Festivals Economic Impact Study

Honors and Awards

2014 Thomas Green Clemson Award for Excellence
2014 Phil Prince Award for Innovation in Teaching
2011 College of HEHD Award for Excellence in Innovation


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