The Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies is very pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Jason Scott as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. He joined our faculty last fall as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Therapeutic Recreation.
Scott has a PhD in Recreation, Park & Tourism Management with a concentration in Counseling Education (Pennsylvania State University, 2014). His dissertation was titled “Does motivation mediate the effect of parental influence on urban, minority adolescents’ physical active leisure?” He also earned his MS degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation (University of Tennessee, 2008) and his BS in Exercise Science (University of Tennessee, 2004). During his doctoral program at Penn State, Dr. Scott was an NIH Pre-doctoral Fellow; Research and Teaching Assistant (2009-2014).
During his NIH Pre-doctoral fellowship, Dr. Scott worked on four research projects studying the use of smartphone technology to examine and understand leisure behavior in urban minority youth; intervention design aimed to reduce recidivism and promotion healthy leisure among adjudicated youth; reducing HIV/AIDS and promoting healthy leisure pursuits among South African youth; and examining disabled veterans and college students post traumatic growth experiences.