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Faculty and Staff Profile

Skye Gerald Arthur-Banning

Associate Professor

Office: 290 Lehotsky hall
Phone: 864-656-2206

 Educational Background

PhD Parks, Recreation and Tourism (Amateur Sport)
University of Utah 2005

MS Sports Medicine
Oregon State University 2000

BPhed Physical Education and Athletic training
Brock University, Canada 1997

 Courses Taught

PRTM 802 – Group Process in PRTM
PRTM 454 – Trends and Issues in Sport Management
PRTM 803 – Seminar in Recreation and Park Administration
PRTM 254 – Introduction to Sport Management
PRTM 498 - Tanzania Service Learning Study Abroad (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
PRTM 390 - Paralympic Mega Sport Events Study Abroad trips (2010 Vancouver, 2012 London, 2014 Sochi)
PRTM 210 – Serving Diverse Populations
PRTM 325 – Global Perspectives in Recreation and Leisure
PRTM 455 - Advanced Programming
PRTM 321 – Recreation Administration


Dr. Skye G. Arthur-Banning is an associate professor and emphases area coordinator of the Community recreation Sport and Camp Management are within PRTM. His primary research interests are centered around amateur sport and specifically sport development. Lately he has focused his work mainly on Adaptive sport and rehabilitation as well as sportsmanship and ethical behavior in sport. He has Co-authored a text book on Recreational Sport: Program Design, Delivery and Management, edited 2 other books; Youth Sport In America: The Most Important Issues in Youth Sports Today and Sports Global Influence: A Survey of Society and Culture in the Context of Sport in addition to publishing in a number of peer reviewed journals and mainstream media publications. He currently serves as the Head of Officials for the International Federation of CP Football, a Paralympic sport that includes individuals with Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke or other neurological Impairments.

 Research Interests

Adaptive and Paralympic Sport
International, National and Community Sport Development
Sportsmanship and ethical behavior in sport
Youth Development through sport
Military veteran rehab through sport

 Research Publications

• Arthur-Banning, S.G. (2016). Communication, Sport and Disability: The Case of Power Soccer”. International Journal of Sport Communication, Volume 9(3).
• Arthur-Banning, S.G. (2017). Youth Sports In America: The Most Important Issues in Youth Sports Today. ABC Clio, Santa Barbara, CA. ISBN: 978-1-4408-4301-3.
• Gagnon, R.J., Stone, G.A., Garst, B.A., & Arthur-Banning, S.G. (2016). Competitive climbing: From leisure pursuit to lifestyle sport. Journal of Unconventional Parks, Tourism, and Recreation Research, 6(1), pg 2-12. ISSN 1942-6879.
• K. Schwab, E. Legg, P Tanner, D. Timmerman, D. Dustin, & S.G. Arthur-Banning (2015). Career Paths In Sport Management. Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education: 30(2).
• Arthur-Banning, S, G., Colistra, C.M., Barcelona, R.J., Orem, G. L, (2015). An Integrative Review of Sport Research in Selected United Stated Recreation. Applied Recreational Research and Programming Annual; Volume 5, 22-59.
• • Arthur-Banning, S. G. & Wells, M.S. (2016). Sport’s Recent Representation in the Leisure Environment. Sport, Identity and Community. ID-Press, Oxford, England, ISBN: 978-1-84888-452-6.
• Arthur-Banning, S.G. & Waliaula, S. (2015). Introduction Chapter. Co-editors of the Book derived from the 2nd Global Conference on Sport: Probing the Boundries. Title: Sports Global Influence, publishing. ISBN: 978-1-84888-387-1.
• Arthur-Banning, S.G. & Wells, M.S. (2015) Sport’s Positive Potential: Professional and Youth Sport through the Lens of Positive Psychology, Sport Boundaries, Sporting Events and Commodification. ID Press, Oxford, UK.
• ISBN: 978-1-84888-388-8.
• Wells, M.S. & Arthur-Banning, S.G. (2015). Sport is Good? Looking at Sport Involvement through the Lens of Positive Psychology. Chapter 5 in Sports Global Influence: A survey of Society and Culture in the Context of Sport. ISBN# 978-1-84888-387-1
• Barcelona, R.J., Arthur-Banning, S.G., & Wells M.S. (2015). Recreational Sport Management: Program Design and Delivery. Chapter 3 (Sport-for-Everyone: Diversity and Inclusion). Human Kinetics. ISBN-13: 9781450422390
• Barcelona, R.J., Arthur-Banning, S.G., & Wells M.S. (2015). Recreational Sport Management: Program Design and Delivery. Chapter 16 (International Perspectives). Human Kinetics.ISBN-13: 9781450422390.
• Barcelona, R.J., Arthur-Banning, S.G., & Wells M.S. (2015). Recreational Sport Management: Program Design and Delivery. Chapter 5 (Program and Event Planning). Human Kinetics.ISBN-13: 9781450422390
Morris, E. L., Arthur-Banning, S.G. & McDowell, J (2014). Career Strategies of Millennial Generation Female Assistant Coaches. Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, 7, 175-197.
• Schwab, K. A., D. Dustin, Arthur-Banning, S. & Wells, M. S. (2013). Choosing Sport Management as a College Major. Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 28(2).
• Arthur-Banning, S.G. & Wells, M.S. (2013). Sport Experiences for Young Athletes: Intentional Programming Matters. Game Changer: The Transformative Potential of Sport; ID Press, Oxford, UK.
• Wells, M.S. & Arthur-Banning, S. G. (2013). The Value and Importance of Positive Sport Experiences for Young Participants. It’s How you Change the Game. Probing the Boundaries of Sport, ISBN: 978-1-84888-180-8.
• Schwab, K. A., Wells, M. S., & Arthur-Banning, S. (2010). Experiences in youth sports: A comparison between players’ and parents’ perspectives. Journal of Sport Administration & Supervision 2(1), 41-51.
• Arthur-Banning, S.G., Wells, M.S. (2010). Intentional Programming in Youth Sports: Generating Experiences for Skill Development, Sportsmanship, and Fun. Focus: Wyoming Recreation and Parks, Winter, 18-20 .
• Arthur-Banning, S.G., Wells, M.S., Baker, B.L. & Hegreness, R. (2009) Parents Behaving Badly? The Relationship between the Sportsmanship Behaviors of Adults and Athletes in Youth Basketball Games. Journal of Sport Behavior; 32(1), 3-18.
• Wells, M.S. , Arthur-Banning, S.G. (2009) Mapping out Your Success: Using Mind Maps to Evaluate Youth Development Programs. Journal of Youth Development; 4(2).
• Wells, M.S., Arthur-Banning, S.G., (2008). The Logic of Youth Development: Constructing a Logic Model of Youth Development Through Sport. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 26(2), 189-201.
• Wells, M.S., Arthur-Banning, S.G., Paisley, K.P., Ellis, G.D., Roark, M.F., & Fisher, K. (2008). Good (Youth) Sports: Using Benefits-based Programming to Increase Sportsmanship. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 26(1), 1-21.

 Honors and Awards

• Clemson University Service Learning Faculty Fellow Award (2011-2012, 2012-2013)
• College of Health, Education and Human Development Award of Excellence in Teaching, 2010-2011.