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Todd Davis

Health & Physical Ed & Recreation



  • EdD Higher Education: Professional Studies
    • Delta State University – 2018
    • Dissertation Topic: College-Aged African American Students’ Perceived Benefits of and Barriers to Participation in Outdoor Recreation as Leisure-Time Physical Activity at Select Universities in Mississippi: A Mixed Methods Study
  • MS Sport & Recreation Administration
    • University of Idaho – 2008
  • BSEd Physical Education – Cum Laude
    • University of Idaho – 2004

Courses Taught


  • Community Recreation Leadership
  • History & Philosophy of Sport, Physical Education, and Recreation
  • Sport Management
  • Recreation Seminar
  • Outdoor Recreation Education
  • Wilderness Recreation Activity:
    • Rock Climb, White Water Raft, Sea Kayak, Mountain Bike, Snow Skiing, Canoe, and Backpacking


  • Sport Management
  • Administration & Supervision of Recreation Services

Academic Interests

  • Motivation behind adult outdoor adventure & leisure physical activity.
  • Physical, Mental, and Emotional Wellness within Adventure Racers, Triathletes, and Obstacle Course Runners.
  • Perceptions of African American College-Age Students concerning Outdoor Adventure Pursuits within Campus Recreation Programs in the South.

Scholarly Activity

  • Certified Park & Recreation Professional (CPRP)
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Group Fitness Instructor

Teaching Philosophy