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Recreational Sports Management
Craig M. Ross, Re.D.
Associate Professor, 855-3102
Dr. Craig Ross is Associate Professor in the IU Department of Recreation and Park Administration. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from Memphis State University (1973) as well as his Master of Science degree in Recreation in 1975. In 1980, he earned his Doctorate in Recreation from Indiana University. He has been involved in recreational sports programming and administration in a variety of work settings. Dr. Ross has worked with the Memphis Park Commission as playground director, community center director and zone supervisor, was the girl's high school athletic director/coach in a small rural school corporation in Missouri, was on faculty at the University of Southern Mississippi and for fourteen years worked in collegiate recreational sports with the IU Division of Recreational Sports until 1993. At IU, he served as Associate Director with primary responsibilities in the campus intramural sports program. In July, 1993, Dr. Ross was appointed as a full-time, Associate Professor in the Sports Management curriculum through the Department of Recreation and Park Administration at IU.
Dr. Ross has served on numerous committees at the university, state and national level. NIRSA committees include: Career Placement Center, Professional Development Committee, Recreational Sports Curriculum Sub-Committee, Computer Utilization Committee, and the Research Committee. He is currently serving on the NIRSA Journal Editorial Board, a member and Past Chair of the Board of Regents for the NRPA/Oglebay Computer Use Institute for Parks and Recreation and Vice-President of the Indiana Recreational Sports Association. Dr. Ross has made over 40 national presentations, published numerous articles and is co-author of the Recreational Sports Programming textbook. His areas of interests include sport management and administration, computer technology, career planning/the job search process and organization behavior.
Dr. Ross and his wife Angela, who is a junior high science teacher at Edgewood Junior High School, have two daughters, Amy and Julie.
Lynn M. Jamieson, Re.D.
Professor/Assistant Chair, 855-8676
Dr. Lynn Jamieson is Associate Professor and Assistant Chair of Academic Affairs in the Department of Recreation and Park Administration at IU. She is formerly Coordinator and Professor in the Recreation Administration program at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California. In addition to academic appointments, Dr. Jamieson has served in administrative capacities in three park and recreation departments: Corpus Christi, Texas, San Diego, California and Johnson County, Kansas. She is co-author of two texts and author of numerous articles in the area of recreational sports, commercial recreation, management and tourism.
Dr. Jamieson and her husband Steve have two sons, Byron and Ben.
Joey Gray, M.S.
Visiting Lecturer, 855-9037
Ms. Joey Gray is a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Recreation and Park Administration at Indiana University. Joey completed her Master’s degree in Parks Recreation and Tourism Management at North Carolina State University in May 2000 and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Leisure Behavior. Previously employed at East Carolina University, Joey has two years of teaching experience. While at East Carolina University she was the director of four major programming events raising over $20,000 for the department student fund. In addition to her teaching experience she has over 4 years of professional experience in sport management and special event planning both in the public and private sectors.
Her areas of interests include: Sport Management, Programming, Self-confidence in sport, and Sport Psychology.
Dr. Craig M. Ross