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About James Bigley

Positions

2015 - Present Professor, Georgia Southern University Human Ecology, School of
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Professor, Georgia Southern University Behavioral and Social Sciences, College of
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Curriculum Vitae




Grants

2010 Faculty Service Grant
Georgia Southern Faculty Service Committee
Colleague(s): Dr. Brent Tharp
$2,550
2010 Professional Travel Funds Request award
Georgia Southern GS Faculty Development Committee
Role: Secured contract, PI
$656.00
2005 Faculty Service Grant
GSU Faculty Development and Service Committee
$800
2002 Grant and in-kind support received for the “Southeast Coastal Tourism Enhancement Program – A Regional Rural Economic Development Initiative”
ICAPP Grant
Role: co-author
Colleague(s): Dr. Larry Mutter
$54,250
2002 Grant and in-kind support received for the “Southeast Coastal Tourism Enhancement Program – A Regional Rural Economic Development Initiative”
College Health & Human Sciences in-kind
Role: Co-author
Colleague(s): Dr. Larry Mutter
$39,124
2002 Grant and in-kind support received for the “Southeast Coastal Tourism Enhancement Program – A Regional Rural Economic Development Initiative”
Regional agency in-kind
Role: Co-author
Colleague(s): Dr. Larry Mutter
$46,930
2002 Research Contract
Awarded by the Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum
Role: Investigator
$2,000
2001 Grant and in-kind support received for “Tourism Based Regional Economic Development: A Research Program for AY 2001-2002”
ICAPP Grant
Role: Co-author
Colleague(s): Dr. Larry Mutter
$59,250
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Professional Service and Affiliations

Member, American Association for State and Local History
Member, Council on America’s Military Past
Member, Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries
Member, National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA)
Member, Orders and Medals Society of America
Member, Southeast Festivals and Events Association
Member, Southeast Tourism Society
Member, Tourism Leadership Council (TLC)
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Honors and Awards

  • 2013- Recipient - Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries’ annual "Special Projects, Category #2
  • 2007 - Recipient - The “OMSA Gold Medal Exhibit Award” award conveyed via juried review by the Orders and Medals Society of America (OMSA), August, 2007.
  • 2007 - Recipient - The “Best Texas Themed Exhibit” award conveyed via juried review by the Orders and Medals Society of America (OMSA), August, 2007.
  • 2004 - Recipient - The Georgia Southern University Award for Excellence in Service.
  • 2004 - Recipient - The College of Health and Human Sciences Award for Excellence in Service.
  • 2004 - Recipient – “Outstanding Volunteer Service Award” from Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau.
  • 1996 - Recipient - $1,500 GSU Museum Curator's Compensation Award, Awarded by Curators Committee, Georgia Southern University Museum.

Courses

  • REC 150 Leisure in Society
  • REC 151 Introduction to Recreation
  • REC 353 Supervision in Recreation
  • REC 358 Recreation Practicum
  • REC 365 Outdoor Recreation
  • REC 376 Museum Collections Management
  • REC 398 Issues in Historic Site Management
  • REC 451 Research Methods in Recreation
  • REC 453 Public Relations
  • REC 475 Museum Resources Interpretation
  • REC 476 Museum Resources Administration
  • REC 851 Recreation Administration
  • REC 854 Cultural Resources & Heritage Tourism Planning
  • REC 893 Directed Independent Study
  • RECR 1530 Introduction to Recreation
  • RECR 2330 Computer Applications in Recreation & Sport Management
  • RECR 2530 Leadership & Programming in Leisure Services
  • RECR 3335 Introduction to Tourism Management/Tourism Management
  • RECR 3336 Heritage Tourism
  • RECR 3430 Conference and Event Planning
  • RECR 3530 Attraction & Tourism Management Field School
  • RECR 4430 Financial & Legal Dimensions of Recreation
  • RECR 4430/SMGT 4437 Legal Aspects of Recreation and Sport
  • RECR 4435 Managing Recreation Organizations
  • RECR 4530 Marketing Recreation Services
  • RECR 4536 Evaluation and Research
  • RECR 4630 Professional Development
  • RECR 4790 Internship
  • RECR 4830 Advanced Conference & Event Planning
  • RECR 6030 Selected Topics in Recreation and Sport
  • RECR 7237 Recreation Management
  • SMGT 7335 Sport Law and Risk Management
  • RECR 7830 Directed Individual Study

Education

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1989 PhD Recreation Resources Development; emphasis: Cultural Resources Management, Texas A & M University - College Station
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1982 MS Recreation Resource Management; emphasis: Park Planning, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
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1980 B.S. Recreation Resources Management, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
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Contact Information

School of Human Ecology
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8034
Statesboro, Georgia 30460
(912) 478-5676

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Peer-reviewed Creative Productions, Exhibits and Research (8)

Publications, Peer Reviewed/Refereed (8)

Publications, Editorial Review (8)

Publications, Technical Reports (15)