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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
  • Administration of Sport and Physical Education Programs

Academic Interests

  • Motivation to Adult Outdoor Adventure & Leisure Physical Activity.
  • Gender-Centric Group Dynamic in Outdoor Adventure Programming.
  • 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

  • Click Philosophy of Teaching and Leading – 2016
  • Resume CV : Click resume long 2018 B
  • Davis, T. M. (2019) Horn Island: Mississippi’s Unspoiled and Unique Island Wilderness. o.k.r.a. Magazine, featured author. Word count 1150.  Reach 38,000. READ HERE
  • Davis, T. M. (2019) Delta State’s First All-Female Backpacking Expedition, Delta State: The magazine for Delta State University Alumni and Friends, featured author and cover story.  READ HERE