Vitae

Education
M.A. Physical Education. University of Maryland, College Park. 1986
B.S. Secondary Education. The College of Charleston, South Carolina. 1980

Courses Taught at the College of Charleston
PEHD 350        Management of Intramurals and Recreation
PEHD 252        Outdoor Education
PEHD 210        Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription
PEHD 209        Adult Fitness
PEHD 202        Laboratory Activities in Physical Education
PEHD 119        Beginning Tennis
PEHD 117        Racquetball and Badminton
PEHD 105        Basketball and Volleyball

Memberships in Professional Organizations
National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association 1980-2012
National Association of Sports Officials 1989-2012
South Carolina Basketball Officials Association 1993-2012
American Canoe Association 2004-2012
Amateur Softball Association 1990-1993
International Association of Approved Basketball Officials 1989-1992

Professional Organization Activities
Recreational Sports and Fitness Magazine Volunteer Advisory Board 2003
NIRSA candidate for Region 2 V-P 2002
NIRSA Executive Institute 1999
NIRSA School of Recreational Sports Management 1997
NIRSA State Director 1987-89

Attendance record at meetings of associations, learned societies
NIRSA National Conference 2009, 2005, 2002, 1988, 1986, 1983
NIRSA NC/SC State Workshop 2001
NIRSA Regional Conference 1991
Athletic Business Conference 1991

Presentations
"Assessment of a Campus Sport Recreation Program", Lindsey, R. and Sessoms, E., AAHPERD National Convention, New Orleans, LA (2004)
“Reach Out America With the NIRSA Universe Access System”, NIRSA Region 1 Conference, Towson, MD (1991)
“The Effect of Videotape Feedback on Self-Evaluation of Performance by Intramural Touch Football Officials”, Marcks, R. and Sessoms, E., NIRSA National Conference, Nashville, TN (1983)

Publications
Lindsey, R., Sessoms, E., & Willis, G. (2009). Impact of Campus Recreational Sports Facilities and Programs on Recruitment and Retention Among African American Students: A Pilot Study. Recreational Sports Journal, 33 (1).

Lindsey, R. and Sessoms, E. (2006). Assessment of a Campus Recreation Program on Student Recruitment, Retention, and Frequency of Participation Across Certain Demographic Variables. Recreational Sports Journal, 30.

Waggener, G.T., Barfield, W.R., and Sessoms, E.D. (2002). Prediction of Maximal Vertical Jump Height, Revisited. International Sports Journal, West Haven, CT. Winter 2002

Three case studies and cover photos published in: Administration for Exercise-Related Professions. Langley, T.D. and Hawkins, J.D. Morton Publishing Co., Englewood, CO. 1999.

Masters’ Thesis
The Relationship Between Selected Anthropometrical Measurements and Positive Impulse in the Vertical Jump.  University of Maryland, College Park. 1986.

Major college and department committee assignments
Honor Board 2001-2003
Athletics Hall of Fame 2000-2003
Long-Range Planning 2002
President’s Advisory Board 2001
Academic Planning Committee 2000
Faculty Committee on Academic Standards 1999
Orientation 1996
Facilities 1995-96
Outdoor Facilities Site Selection 1993

Personal employment, consulting, internships
Director of Campus Recreation Services – College of Charleston 1993-2012
ACA certification for kayak instruction 2004-2012
Wilderness First Responder certification 2004-2012
Basketball official – SC High School League 1993-2012
James Island County Park – kayak water safety staff 1999-2012
NCAA basketball official – South Atlantic Conference  1997-2003
Director of Intramurals – Catholic University 1986-1992
Aquatics Management – Washington D.C. swim clubs 1980-1992
Graduate Assistant – University of Maryland, College Park 1980-1983

Honors and recognitions
Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society
Phi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society
Game official for SC state high school basketball championships 2011, 2005, 1999-2002