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College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

Faculty and Staff Profile

Jeff Townsend

Lecturer


Office: 2053 Barre Hall

Phone: 864.656.9983

Email: townse7@clemson.edu
 

Educational Background

M.S. Recreation, Sport, and Tourism Management
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2006

B.S. Recreation, Sport, and Tourism Management
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2004

Courses Taught

Advanced Program Planning
Trends in Sport Management
Programming and Trends in Community Sport
Introduction to Community Recreation
Introduction to Sport Management
Professional Preparation for PRTM

Profile

Jeff Townsend is a graduate of the University of Illinois receiving his undergraduate degree in May 2004 and a Master’s degree in Recreation, Sport and Tourism with an emphasis in Sport Management in 2006. Prior to coming to Clemson, Townsend has spent time working as a faculty member in the athletic departments of both Brigham Young University and the University of Mississippi. In addition he has also worked as an accessibility specialist for the National Center on Accessibility, which is nationally renowned for their expertise and personalized technical assistance on a broad range of issues related to compliance with disability legislation and accessibility standards. Townsend has more than twenty five years of experience in adapted sport and recreation. During that time he has had the opportunity to travel all over the United States and the World playing and coaching younger players, including camps in Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Mongolia, Spain, Mexico, Australia, and El Salvador. He also played wheelchair basketball professionally in Australia (2004) and Spain (2009).

Research Interests

Research interests include social integration of individuals with a disability into society through sports and recreation as well as accessibility for individuals with a physical disability.

Links

Wheelchair tennis introduced as Clemson’s first adaptive sports team

Clemson University Aims to Grow it's First Adaptive Athletics Team

Tennis on wheels providing opportunity on Clemson’s campus


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