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Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport: Full-time Faculty - Tricia Jordan

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Tricia Jordan, Ph.D.

Tricia Jordan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office:  Smith Stadium East 1023
Phone:  (270)745-6042


SPM 404 Sport Facility Management

SPM 450 Sport Law

SPM 452 Sport Leadership and Management

SPM 454 Sport Governance

REC 304 Technological Applications in Recreation

REC 306 Recreation Program Planning

REC 501  Research Methods in Recreation and Sport

REC 515 Recreation and Sport Facility Development

REC 519 Fiscal Practices in Recreation and Sport 


Research Areas of Interest:  Volunteerism, Volunteer organization socialization, P-O Fit, Commitment and Job Satisfaction, Image Restoration in Sports, Organization Leadership, Violence in youth sports

Selected Publications:

Jordan, T., & Fiene, J. (2012).  Volunteer entry into hospital culture: Organization socialization,    P-O fit, commitment, and job satisfaction. E-Journal of International Journal of Volunteer Administrators, XXIV(1).

Jordan, T. (2008, March). Lite’n Up Program. Kentucky Medical Association, 106, 114-117.

Jordan, T. (2007). Mahr Cancer Center in our community. Merle M. Mahr Cancer Center Annual Report, 5.

Jordan, T. (2007, Spring). Trover is leading the movement toward a healthier Hopkins County. Rural Health Update, 5. 

Gibson, F., Stenger, T., Spencer, S., Larson, B., Jordan, T., & Smith, D. (2005). Program review study of Recreation Administration program for WKU Academic Affairs.

Jordan, T., Gibson, F., & Poff, R. (2005). Recreation agencies, community prosecution and the quality of life partnership. Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 4(12), 24-26.



University of Louisville / Western Kentucky University, Louisville and Bowling Green, Kentucky.  Doctor of Philosophy in Education Leadership Organization Development (May 2009). Dissertation title:  Volunteer entry into the cultures of hospitals: Relationships among socialization, organization commitment, and job satisfaction. 

Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky.  Masters of Art; Communication (May 2006)

Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky.  Masters of Science; Recreation & Sport Administration (May 2002).  Thesis: An evaluation of the recreation interests of Hopkins County Middle School Students.

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa.  Bachelor of Arts Community Recreation with emphasis in Sports & Youth Agency Administration  (May 1991).


YMCA of the USA, Senior Director Certification

Leadership Development Modules: 

Marketing, Supervision

Trainer of Trainers Design & Delivery Skills

YMCA Annual Support Campaign

Three R’s of Membership Development

Marketing Research


American Humanics Certificate (January 1994).

Professional Background:

Youth Sports Director, Hopkins Co. Family YMCA, 155 YMCA Drive, Madisonville, KY. October 1996 to August 2004.
Responsibilities: Youth sports program development and implementation, volunteer and part-time staff supervision program budget development and program marketing.

Senior Program Director, Henderson Co. Family YMCA, 460 Klutey Park Plaza, Henderson, KY.  July 1992-October 1996.
Major Responsibilities: Youth and adult sports, fitness, and youth program development and implementation, volunteer and part-time staff supervision, program budget development, and program marketing.

Youth and Family Director, YMCA of Metropolitan Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, AL.  September 1991-July 1992.
Major Responsibilities: Aquatic, childcare, youth and family program development and implementation, volunteer and part-time staff supervision, program budget development, and program marketing.

Center Director, West Kentucky Area Health Education Center, Trover Health System, 300 Hospital Drive, Madisonville, KY. February 2008 to August 2012.
Responsibilities: Coordination of clinical rotations, health career promotion, and community health education in 14 county service area in Western Kentucky, including staff supervision, budget development, implementation, and monitoring, grant writing, and working with an advisory board.

Community Health Program Manager, Trover Health System, 435 N. Kentucky Ave., Madisonville, KY. August 2006 to February 2008.
Responsibilities: Community health program development and implementation in Hopkins, McLean, and Webster County Kentucky including staff supervision, budget development, volunteer recruitment, and grant writing.        

Executive Director, United Way of Hopkins County, P.O. Box 366, Madisonville, KY.  August 2004 to 2006.
Responsibilities: Fund raising, budget development and supervision, volunteer recruitment and training, staff supervision, public relations, administrator for FEMA and Heidi Badgett grant programs.

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