Dr. Ron Ramsing, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, CHHS International Liason Officer
Office: E.A. Diddle Arena 2028
Phone: (270) 745-5482
Research Areas of Interest: Leadership; Community recreation; Positive Youth Development; Self-determination theory; International education; Diabetes
Miller, J., Shellman, A., Hill, E., Ramsing, R., & Lawhon, B. (2012). The development and validation of a new assessment scale: Measuring the effectiveness of the Leave No Trace PEAK program. In A. Ewert and F. Vernon, (Eds.), Proceedings From The Coalition for Education in the Outdoors: Vol. 12. Research in Outdoor Education. Bradford Woods, IN: Coalition for Education in the Outdoors.
Shellman, A., Hill, E., & Ramsing, R. (2011). Online programming in adventure programming. In B. Martin, & M. Wagstaff, (eds), Controversial Issues in Adventure Programming. Human Kinetics.
Ramsing, R., Jordan, D., & DeGraaf, D. (2010). Instructor CD for Programming in leisure services: A servant leadership approach. State College, PA: Venture.
Ramsing, R., & Sibthorp, J. (2008). The role of autonomy support in summer camp programs: Preparing youth for productive behaviors. Journal of Parks and Recreation Administration, 26(2), 61-77.
Ramsing, R. (2007). Organized camping: A historical perspective. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 16, 751-54.
McAuliffe-Fogarty, A., Ramsing, R., & Hill, E. (2007). Medical specialty camps: Programs for youth with diabetes as a model of success. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 16, 887-908.
Ramsing, R., & Hill, E. (2007). The role of theory-based programming in camp: A three year evaluation of diabetes camps. Camping, 80, 14-16.
Ramsing, R., & Spencer, S. (Re)positioning your agency as an essential service: Articulating the value of parks and recreation. Kentucky Recreation and Park Society Annual Conference. Frankfort, KY. November.
Poff, R., Stenger-Ramsey, T., Ramsing, R., & Spencer, S. (2012). Outdoor recreation journals: a topical analysis from 2009-2012. Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education Conference, Snowbird, UT. November.
Ramsing, R., & Hill, E. (2012). Urban sustainability: Promoting environmental stewardship through Leave No Trace. National Recreation Parks Association Annual Congress. Anaheim, CA. October.
Clark, J., & Ramsing, R. (2012). Poster Presentation - Recreation in Myanmar. WKU Statewide Study Abroad Symposium. Bowling Green, KY. March.
Ramsing, R., & Stenger-Ramsey, T. (2011). Best practices in volunteer recruitment, retention, and recognition. Kentucky Recreation and Park Society Annual Conference. Bowling Green, KY. November.
Ramsing, R. & Hill, E. (2011). Motivating staff in an ever changing environment. National Recreation Parks Association Annual Congress. Atlanta, GA. November
Ramsing, R. (2010). The essence of motivation: Engaging staff during challenging times. Kentucky Recreation and Park Society Annual Conference: Cadiz, KY. November.
Woosley, J., Ramsing, R., & Sisler, R. (2010). Making a difference: Applying international lessons to parks and recreation. Kentucky Recreation and Park Society Annual Conference: Cadiz, KY. November.
Miller, J., Hill, E., Shellman, A., Ramsing, R. Brown, L., & Gómez, E. (2010). Measuring the Educational Impact of Promoting Environmental Awareness in Kids (PEAK): The Development and Implementation of a New Scale. 22nd Annual Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium, Bolton Landing, NY. March.
Ramsing, R. (2009). Prosper and thrive: Finding fun in assessment and evaluation. Kentucky Recreation and Park Society Annual Conference: Louisville, KY. November.
Ramsing, R., Vesey, R., Coffey, D., Murphy, R., Myers, D., & Stewart, M. (2008). How to get started with study abroad – A roundtable discussion. FACET –Western Kentucky University. Bowling Green, KY. February.
Ramsing, R., Strenecky, B., Carter, D., Tabor, B., & Kovar, B.
Ph.D. – University of Utah
MS – University of Northern Iowa
BS – University of Oregon