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Department of Sport Management

Dr. Susan Willis

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

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)

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.

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.