Recreation and Sport Management Department



James A. Busser, Ph.D.


Professor & Graduate Coordinator
Department of Recreation and Sport Management

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 453035
Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-3035
 
Office Phone: 702-895-0942
Fax: 702-774-8994
Email: james.busser@unlv.edu

Professional Background and Interests


Education

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1988
Dissertation: An exploratory analysis of the relationship between stress and wellness for public leisure service managers

M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986
Thesis: Analysis of the work of activities performed by management personnel in public service organizations

B.S., Illinois State University


Background

Editor, Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, http://hotel.unlv.edu/recreation/journal/

 Fellow, American Leisure Academy

 Fellow, AAHPERD Research Consortium

 Outstanding Alumni, Illinois State University

 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Member, University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Selected Publications

Boo, S. Y., Busser, J. A., & Baloglu, S. (in press). A model of customer-based brand equity and its application to multiple destinations. Tourism Management.

Gray, J., Nadelson, L., & Busser, J. A. (in press). Student perceptions of teacher evaluation: A proposed model. Schole: A Journal of Recreation Education and Leisure Education.

Yi, S., & Busser, J. A. (2008). The influential attributes that affect resident slot gamblers repatronage intentions and willingness to recommend casinos to others. Journal of Hospitality & Leisure Marketing, 16(4), 343-367.

Platz, L. Carruthers, C. P., & Busser, J. A. (2006). Gambling motivation of individuals who gamble pathologically. Therapeutic Recreation Journal

Boo, S. Y. & Busser, J. A. (2006). Impact analysis of a tourism festival on tourists destination images and satisfaction. Event Management, 9(4), 165-181.

Boo, S. Y. & Busser, J. A. (2005). Hierarchical exploration on the causal relationship of tourism destination images. Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 19(4), 55-67.

Busser, J. A. (2005).  Human resource management.  In B. van der Smissen, M. Moiseichic, V. J. Hartenburg, & L. F. Twardzik (eds.). Managing Park and Recreation Organizations (2nd ed., pp437-467).  Arlington, VA:  National Recreation and Park Association.

Arnold, M, Heyne, L. & Busser, J. A. (2005).  Problem solving in recreation and parks (4th edition).  Champaign, IL:  Sagamore.

Washington, K., Feinstein, A. H., & Busser, J. A. (2003). The effect of training on perceptions of internal occupational status. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 22, 243-265.

Busser, J. A. Benson, T. M. & Feinstein, A. H. (2002). The impact of sponsorship type and exposure on spectator recognition of sponsorships.  Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Science. Available online at: http://www.unlv.edu/Tourism/HTL2002-1

Busser, J. A. & Norwalk, M. (2001).  A case study of the willingness to volunteer for a public leisure service organization.  The Cyber Journal of Applied Leisure and Recreation Research. Available online at: http://www.nccu.edu/larnet/2001-1.html

Carruthers, C. P. & Busser, J. A. (2000).  A qualitative outcome study of Boys and Girls club program leaders, club members, and parents.  Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 18(1), 50-67.



Selected Conference Proceedings

Brown, C., Busser, J. A., & Baloglu, S. (2008). Sport tourists in a gaming destination: Predicting gaming and non-gaming expenditures. Proceedings from the 2008 EuroChrie conference, Dubai, United Arab Emerites.

Boo, S., Carruthers, C. P., & Busser, J. A. (2007). An application of a career indecision model to undergraduates majoring in hospitality. Proceedings from the 2007 EuroChrie conference, Leeds, England

Yi, S., & Busser, J. A. (2007). The influential attributes that affect resident slot gamblers repatronage intentions and willingness to recommend casinos to others. Proceedings from the 2007 EuroChrie conference, Leeds, England

Kesgin, C., Baloglu, S., Busser, J. A., Kincaid, C., & Mao, Z. (October, 2006). The impact of TANGSERV (tangible quality) dimensions of affect and intention for casual restaurant patrons. Proceedings from the 2006 EuroChrie conference, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Boo, S., & Busser, J. A. (2006). The contribution of sport events toward residentsí community attachment: A structural model. Proceedings from the 11th Annual Gradute Education & Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality & Tourism.

Busser, J. A., McLeod, B. & Baloglu, S. (2005). Organizational factors predicting customer orientation in a public recreation organization. Proceedings from the 2005 EuroChrie conference.

Busser, J. A. (2001). A field test of service climate in three organizational units of a municipal park and recreation agency. Abstracts from the 2001 Symposium on Leisure Research, 22.

Busser, J. A. (2001).  Motivations of youth sport coaches. Abstracts North American Society for Sport Management, 96.

Busser, J. A., & Roehl, W. S. (2000).  Gender equity issues in NCAA Division I schools.  Abstracts North American Society for Sport Management.

Busser, J. A., & Roehl, W. S. (2000).  An investigation of coaching salaries among NCAA division I schools. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport Supplement,, 100



Current Research

Marketing sport tourism: The role of sport attributes in destination image.

Customer orientation

Career decision factors

 

Courses for Fall 2008 & Spring 2009 Semester
 
 
RLS 450: Administration of Recreation and Leisure Services

SLS 650: Administration of Recreation and Leisure Services

RLS 435: Sport Tourism 

SLS 703
: Management Analysis of Sport and Leisure Service Organizations

SLS 704: Management Internship
 



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