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Faculty and Staff Profile

Ryan Gagnon

Assistant Professor


Office: Lehotsky 276A
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Email: RJGAGNO@clemson.edu
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Personal Website: https://www.ryangagnon.com
 

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Clemson University 2017

M.A. Human Development
Washington State University 2013

B.A. Recreation Management
Eastern Washington University 2011

 Courses Taught

Graduate
Applied Latent Statistical Analysis for PRTM
Multivariate Data Analysis for PRTM
Univariate Data Analysis for PRTM

Undergraduate
Conceptual Foundations of PRTM
Recreation Financial Resources Management
Youth Activity Facilitation and Leadership

 Profile

Ryan J. Gagnon, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management. His substantive research focuses on out-of-school programs as contexts for youth thriving and how families influence youth development and out-of-school time experiences. Ryan also examines how to advance the application of quantitative research to out-of-school-time contexts.

 Research Publications

Gagnon, R. J., Garst, B. A., Kouros, C. D., Schiffrin, H. H., & Cui, M. (2019). When overparenting is normal parenting: Examining child disability and overparenting in early adolescence. Journal of Child and Family Studies. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-019-01623-1

Garst, B. A., Gagnon, R. J., & Stone, G. A. (2019). “The credit card or the taxi”: A qualitative investigation of parental involvement in competition climbing. Leisure Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1080/01490400.2019.1646172

Gagnon, R. J., & Garst, B. A. (2019). Examining overparenting and child gender in adolescence. Journal of Child and Family Studies. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-019-01467-9

Gagnon, R. J. (2019). Examining overparenting, socioeconomic status, and parental out-of-school time experience: Does socioeconomic status and out-of-school-time experience matter? Children and Youth Services Review, 101, 181-189. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.04.003

Gagnon, R. J., & Garst, B. A. (2019). Exploring overparenting in summer camp: Adapting, developing, and implementing a measure. Annals of Leisure Research, 22(2), 161-182. https://doi.org/10.1080/11745398.2018.1452619

Cranmer, G. A., Gagnon, R. J., Mazer, J. P. (2019). Division-1 student athletes affective and cognitive responses to receiving confirmation from their head coach. Communication and Sport, 1-24. https://doi.org/10.1177/2167479518824868

Garst, B. A., Gagnon, R. J., & Brawley, A. M. (2019). Efficacy of online training for improving camp staff competency. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 19(1), 12-27. https://doi.org/10.1080/14729679.2018.1488147

Gagnon, R. J., & Garst, B. A. (2019). Research and practice: An applied examination of the parental perceptions of developmental outcomes scale. Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 11(1), 3-20. https://doi.org/10.18666/JOREL-2019-V11-I1-9070

Gagnon, R. J., Garst, B. A., & Townsend, J. A. (2019). Tough decisions in medical specialty camps: Relationships between camp dosage, outcomes, and camper attendance. Social Science and Medicine, 221, 49-57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.12.014

Evans, K., & Gagnon, R. J. (2018). A structural model exploring gender differences in perceived constraints to competition climbing. Annals of Leisure Research. 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1080/11745398.2018.1534598

Gagnon, R. J., & Pettigrew, J. (2018). Examining predictors of implementation quality in an emerging international extension context. Journal of Extension, 56(4), Article 4RIB4. https://joe.org/joe/2018august/pdf/JOE_v56_4rb4.pdf

Larson, L. L., Cooper, C., Stedman, R. C., Decker, D. J., & Gagnon, R. J. (2018). Nature-based recreation, sense of place, and pathways to pro-environmental behaviour. Society and Natural Resources, 31(8), 871-891. https://doi.org/10.1080/08941920.2018.1447714

Stone, G. A., Gagnon, R. J., Garst, B. A., & Pinckney, H. P. (2018). Interpreting perceived constraints to ethnic and racial recreation participation using a recreation systems approach. Society & Leisure, 41(1), 154-170. https://doi.org/10.1080/07053436.2018.1438135

Jordan, K. A., Gagnon, R. J., Anderson, D. M., & Pilcher, J. J. (2018). Enhancing the college student experience: Outcomes of a leisure education program. Journal of Experiential Education, 41(1), 90-106. https://doi.org/10.1177/1053825917751508

Gagnon, R. J., Stone, G. A., & Garst, B. A. (2017). Beyond composite scores and Cronbach's alpha: Advancing methodological rigor in recreation research. Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 9(4), 383-402. https://doi.org/10.18666/JOREL-2017-V9-I4-7959

Whittington, A. J., Garst, B. A., Gagnon, R. J., & Baughman, S. (2017). Living without boys: A retrospective analysis of the benefits and skills gained at all-female camps. Journal of Experiential Education, 40(2), 97-113. https://doi.org/10.1177/1053825916689266

Garst, B. A., Stone, G. A., & Gagnon, R. J. (2016). Indoor competition climbing as a context for positive youth development. Journal of Youth Development, 11(2), 2-18. https://doi.org/10.5195/jyd.2016.444

Garst, B. A., & Gagnon, R. J. (2016). A structural model of camp director practices and outcomes: Does intention toward program outcomes matter? Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 34(4), 51-65. https://doi.org/10.18666/JPRA-2016-V34-I4-7293

Garst, B., Gagnon, R. J., & Whittington, A. (2016). A closer look at the camp experience: Examining relationships between life skills, elements of positive youth development, and antecedents of change among camp alumni. Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 8(2), 180-199. https://doi.org/10.18666/JOREL-2016-V8-I2-7694

Gagnon R. J., Stone, G. A., Garst, B. A., & Arthur-Banning, S. (2016). Competition climbing: From leisure pursuit to lifestyle sport. Journal of Unconventional Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Studies, 6(1), 2-12.

Stone, G. A., Gagnon, R. J., Witesman, E., & Garst, B. A. (2016). Values and decision-making: Introducing the public servant values questionnaire to recreation administrators. Journal of Unconventional Parks, Tourism, and Recreation Research, 6(1), 13-20.

Gagnon, R. J., & Bumpus, M. F. (2016). Fidelity and its importance to experiential and outdoor education. Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 8(1), 10-25. https://doi.org/10.18666/JOREL-2016-V8-I1-7279

Garst, B. A., Baughman, S., Whittington, A., & Gagnon, R. J. (2015). Influences of resident camp experiences on career choice: A case study of female alumnae. Research in Outdoor Education, 13(1), 59-82.

Hill, E., Gagnon, R. J., Ramsing, R., Goff, J., Kennedy, B., & Hooker, T. (2015). Measuring the impact of family diabetes camp: Using self-determination theory. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 40(4), 310-325. https://doi.org/10.18666/TRJ-2015-V49-I4-6308

Hill, E., Milliken, T., Goff, J., Clark, D., & Gagnon, R. J. (2015). A university, municipal recreation department, and public school collaborative model: Development and implementation of CARE Now. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 33(3), 62-75.

Franz, N., Garst, B. A., & Gagnon, R. J. (2015). The Cooperative Extension program development model: Adapting to a changing context. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 3(2), 3-12.

Gagnon, R. J., Franz, N., Garst, B. A., & Bumpus, M. F. (2015). Factors impacting program delivery: The importance of implementation research in Extension. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 3(2), 68-82.

Gagnon, R. J., Garst, B. A., & Franz, N. (2015). Looking ahead: Envisioning the future of the Extension program development model. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 3(2), 170-176.

Garst, B. & Gagnon, R. J. (2015). Exploring overparenting within the context of youth development programs. Journal of Youth Development, 10(1), 6-18. https://doi.org/10.5195/jyd.2015.416

 Honors and Awards

Clemson University, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences. (2017). Doctoral Degree Candidate Research Award.

Clemson University, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. (2017). Graduate Student Award of Excellence.

The American Camp Association. (2017). The Marge Scanlin Outstanding Research Award, Exploring relationships between overparenting and the camp experience.

The Society for Prevention Research. (2016). Sloboda and Bukoski Cup Statistics Competition Finalist, Play as prevention: The influence of play on child risk behaviors.

The Association of Outdoor Recreation Educators Research Symposium. (2015). Best Poster, Career choice influences of camp experiences on girls lives.

Washington State University, Encuentros Research Symposium. (2013). Best Oral Presentation, Facilitator influences on program fidelity.

The Association of Outdoor Recreation Educators. (2012). Graduate Student Literary Award, Fidelity and its importance to experiential education.

Eastern Washington University, Department of Physical Education, Health, and Recreation. (2011). Recreation Management Student of the Year 2010-2011.

 Links

Parent Anxiety and Children at Summer Camp
Overparenting in Camps
Engaging Minority Youth in Climbing