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Department of Sport Management

Dr. Susan Willis

Department Head and Professor
Herrington Hall, Room 107
918-343-6802
swillis@rsu.edu

 

Education

  • Ph.D., Exercise Physiology
    Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX, 1995
  • M.S., Exercise Physiology
    University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, 1985
  • B.A., Health, Physical Education, & Recreation
    Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OK, 1983

Professional Experience

  • 2007-Present, Department Head and Professor, Department of Sport Management
    Rogers State University, Claremore, OK

  • 1988-2007, Professor and Chair, Department of Kinesiology (tenured, 1997; Chair, 1998)
  • 1985-1988: Part-time Instructor, Department of HPER
    East Central University, Ada, OK

  • 1983-1985: Research Assistant
    University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

  • 1983-1985: Cardiac Rehabilitation Leader
    Wyoming State Heart Association

Professional Memberships & Honors

  • Oklahoma Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance - 2006 Honor Award Winner
  • Oklahoma Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance (President ‘99-‘00; Convention Manager ‘01; VP for General ‘04-‘05; Chair, Constitution Committee ‘03-‘05)
  • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance Alpha Chi (President of Region II, 2000, 2006)
  • NAIA and NCAA Cross Country Coaches Association – 2005 Lone Star Conference Men’s Coach of the Year, 2005 Regional Men’s Coach of the Year Phi Epsilon Kappa.
  • Writing for Professional Accreditation
    Payne, S. & Williams, J. ECU Athletic Training Education Program Self-Study. Submitted to the Joint Review Committee of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association for CAAHEP accreditation. Sept., 2000.
  • Payne, S. & Williams, J. ECU Athletic Training Education Program Candidacy Application. Submitted to the Joint Review Committee of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association for CAAHEP accreditation. Sept., 2002.
  • Dansby, V. & Payne, S. ECU HPER Education Program Review for NCATE program accreditation. Submitted to The Commission for Higher Education, Oklahoma. Sept. 2003.

Professional Associations

  • North American Society for Sport Management
  • Oklahoma Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance (2006 Honor Award Winner, President ‘99-‘00; Convention Manager ‘01; VP for General ‘04-‘05; Chair, Constitution Committee ‘03-‘05)
  • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance
  • Alpha Chi (President of Region II, 2000, 2006)
  • NAIA and NCAA Cross Country Coaches Association
  • Phi Epsilon Kappa

Community Service

  • Dec. - Awarded an ECU Faculty Development/Research Grant for continuation of the Iron Study research project with Co-Investigator Jeff Williams
  • Took Men’s Cross Country Team to National Championship in Los Angeles - 11-19, finished 11th in Nation
  • Received Coach of the Year Honors for the Lone Star Conference and the South Central Region (2002, 2003, 2005, 2006)
  • Technology Specialist Training - Polar Headquarters- Albuquerque, 5-19-05
  • Alpha Chi National Convention- St. Louis, MO, 7-9-05 (judged scholarship papers)
  • North Central Steering Committee - Criterion 2 Team 2001-2002
  • Head Women’s and Men’s Cross Country Coach
  • Co-Sponsor - Alpha Chi
  • Sponsor for Phi Epsilon Kappa
  • AAHPERD National Leadership Development Conference, Washington, D.C., 1999
  • Meet Director for 2 Annual Cross Country Meets at ECU: Jr. High/HS Invitational and the Tiger Chase College Meet
  • Habitat for Humanity Volunteer with ECU Student Athletes
  • Participant in Ada Community Theatre productions - The Quilter’s, Aug. 5-8, 2004, Cottonpatch Gospel, Feb. 18-20, 2003.
  • Presentations to Lion’s Club, Sunrise Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club over various fitness topics and ECU Cross Country.
  • Volunteer at State Mt. Biking Championship held at Crabtree’s High Point Ranch 1998-2001.

Courses Taught

  • Physiology of Exercise
  • Exercise Prescription & Testing
  • Motor Learning
  • Applied Anatomy
  • Sport Nutrition
  • Technology in Health, Physical Education & Sport (graduate)
  • Finance & Marketing of Sport (graduate)
  • Sport Facility Management (graduate)
  • Sports Administration (graduate)

Publications in Professional Journals/Newsletters:

  • “A Comparison Between Intermittent vs. Continuous Aerobic Training on VO2 max and Body Composition Responses in Sedentary Adults”. (2000). Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 32(5): S218.
  • “Presidents Message- Setting the Pace For the 21st Century”, (2000) OAHPERD Journal, 36(1):2.
  • Bonnick, S.L., Nichols, D.L., Sanborn, C.F., Lloyd, K., Payne, S.G., Lewis, L., Reed, C.A. (1997) Dissimilar Spine and Femoral Z-Scores in Premenopausal Women. Calcified Tissue International, 61: 263 - 265.
  • Bonnick, S.L.,  Nichols, D.L.,  Sanborn, C.F.,  Payne, S.G., Moen, S.M., & Heiss, C.J. (1996)  Right and left proximal femur analyses: Is there a need to do both? Calcified Tissue International, 58: 307-310.

Presentations

  • “Results of iron supplementation in collegiate cross country runners”-Co-Author Jeff Williams poster accepted for presentation at UCO Research Day, Dec. 1, 2006
  • “Incidence of low iron status in collegiate cross country runners”-Co-Author Jeff Williams    poster presentation at UCO Research Day, Nov. 11, 2005
  • “Sports Nutrition” (2 sessions), Presented to Oklahoma Education Association Zone Southeast-D Professional Day, Shawnee, OK, Apr. 1, 2005
  • “Sports Nutrition”, Presented to Oklahoma Education Association Zone Southeast-D Professional Day, Ardmore, OK, Mar. 5, 2004
  • “Lactic Acid Threshold Vs. Heart Rate For Monitoring Intensity of Exercise. Poster presentation presented at UCO Research day, Edmond, OK, Nov. 14, 2003.
  • “Body composition measurement techniques for physically disabled.” Presented to Pauls Valley State School Employees, Feb. 22, 2000.
  • “The Female Athlete Triad”, OAHPERD State Convention, Metro Tech, Oklahoma City, Oct. 16, 1999.