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Faculty and Staff Profile

Robert Brookover IV

Senior Lecturer
Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs

Office: 265C Lehotsky
Phone: 864-723-5917
Email: BOB@clemson.edu
 

 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
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management 101 – Concepts of Leisure
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management 205 – Program and Event Planning
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management 254 – Introduction to Sport Management
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management 301 – Recreation and Society
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management 305 – Safety and Risk Management
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management 307 – Facility Planning and Operations
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management 308 – Leadership and Group Processes
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management 321 – Recreation Administration
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management 421 – Recreation Finance
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management 452 – Campus Recreation
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management 454 – Trends in Sports Management
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management 821 – Grants and Alternative Finance
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 a senior lecturer in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at Clemson University and serves as the coordinator of undergraduate programs. He specializes in community and economic development, strategic/master planning, public input, and economic impact/return on investment studies. His programs provide outreach, research, and consulting services to the recreation and tourism industries. With over 20 years experience in the field, Dr. Brookover has completed projects including needs assessments, program evaluations, master and strategic plans, feasibility studies, tourism product development plans, cost recovery/financial analysis studies, and economic impact/return on investment analysis projects for over 30 communities, counties, and non-profit organizations in the past five years alone. He currently teaches courses in the core curriculum including recreation programming, facility planning and operations, finance, risk management, marketing/promotions, and evaluation and upper division and graduate level courses on recreation and tourism finance and grant writing. Before joining the faculty, he was the Director of Facilities and Outdoor Programs in the Department of Campus Recreation at Clemson. His primary area of responsibility included the day-to-day operations of a 190,000+ square foot comprehensive indoor wellness, recreation, and aquatics facility, indoor and outdoor tennis centers, 2 lakefront beach/recreation areas, and several multi-use sport field complexes. He was also responsible for the renovation and expansion of Fike Recreation Center and created and launched the Clemson Outdoor Recreation and Education (CORE) Program.

 Research Interests

Willingness to pay for recreation facilities, services, and programs
Economic impact of recreation, tourism, and sport
Community and economic development

 Research Publications

Refereed Journal Articles
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.

Technical Reports
Mt. Pleasant, SC Recreation Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan
Roswell, GA Strategic Plan for Recreation, Parks, Historic, and Cultural Affairs
Greenville Area Recreation Agencies Public Input Process and Strategic Plan w/ Anderson
Hilton Head National Redevelopment Study w/ Salazar
Examining capacity for a cooperative seafood tourism trail as a value-added marine resource-based recreation and tourism product on the South Carolina coast w/ Jodice, Ramshaw, and Lanford
Understanding demand for value-added products and services associated
with for-hire boat trips on the South Carolina coast w/ Jodice, Hammitt, and Oh
City of Aiken Northside and Eustis Park Project Public Input and Master Plan
Strategic/Master Plans, Feasibility Studies, and Other Technical Reports (continued)
Fort Mill, SC Recreation Strategic Plan
Town of Moultonborough, NH Needs Assessment and Indoor Recreation Center Feasibility Study w/ Barcelona
Town of Mt. Pleasant, SC Cost Recovery Feasibility Study w/ Barcelona
Camden, SC Tourism Action Plan and Branding Strategy
St. Andrews Parks and Playgrounds (SC) Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan for Family Fitness Plus w/ Barcelona
Rockingham, NC Strategic Tourism Plan and Branding Strategy
Pee Dee (SC) Regional Agri-Tourism Strategic Plan w/ Jodice
Greenville County, SC Area Recreation Provider Needs Assessment w/ Barcelona
City of Rock Hill, SC Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Public Input Process and Strategic Recommendations w/ Anderson and Barcelona

Economic Impact Reports
2016 Panther’s Training Camp Economic Impact Study
2016 Town of Lake Lure and Chimney Rock Village Trail Development Economic Impact Study
2015 Artisphere Economic Impact and Marketing Study
City of Greer 2015 Festivals Economic Impact Study
2014 Upper Palmetto YMCA (York County, SC) Aquatic Center
2005, 2010, and 2014 Economic Impact and Marketing Study of the RBC Heritage presented by Boeing (PGA Tour Event)
Multiple Projects/Multiple Years - Greenville County, SC – Soccer, Westside aquatics, Estimated Economic Impact of Coutny Recreation Expenditures on Greenville County, SC
Multiple Projects/Multiple Years - Spartanburg County, SC – Tyger River Park, Tourism Industry, Panthers’ Training Camp
2012 Economic Impact of the BMW Charity Classic
2013 Easley Big League World Series
2010 Proposed Reedy Square Project – Greenville, SC (updated in 2013 and 2015)
2013 Rock Hill Multi-use Recreation Facility

 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