Recreation and Sport Management Department
Professional Background and Interests
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
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
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
Marketing sport tourism: The role of sport attributes in destination image.
Career decision factors
Courses for Fall
2008 & Spring 2009 Semester
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