The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management

Dr. Skye Arthur-Banning

Associate Professor
2012 Service Learning Faculty Fellow
Email: sarthur@clemson.edu
Tel: 864-656-2206
Location: 290 Lehotsky Hall

B.S. Physical Education /Sports Management, Brock University, Canada
M.S. Sports Medicine, Oregon State University
Ph.D. Youth Development/Community Recreation Management, University of Utah

Specialty area:
  • Youth development through sport;
  • Sportsmanship and ethical behavior in sport
  • Referee & coach motivations
  • Volunteerism
  • Service learning in sport and travel
  • Disability sports
  • Experiential education/group initiatives

Research Interests:
Skye Arthur-Banning is an associate professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at Clemson University.  His research interests currently are related to amateur athletics and sport management and deal specifically with ethical behavior in sport and sportsmanship. As part of his research, he has worked on various programming and sportsmanship projects, continues to work with various amateur and youth sport organizations and assists local recreation agencies in evaluation and sport coordination. As part of his outreach to communities and various state and National organizations, he has done seminars, trainings, presentations and keynote addresses that focus on ethical behavior in sport, having a passion for the field of recreation and programming for success. In addition, Dr. Arthur-Banning has worked with various Olympic organizations and organizing committees and has been involved with 3 Olympics and multiple international and World Championship events. He currently is working with a variety of organizations in the United States, Canada and several East African Nations to bring sports equipment and volunteer assistance to lower opportunity areas. He has taken several groups of students to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada as well as a volunteer trip to Tanzania, Africa where the group provided volunteer programming and sport experiences for the youth of Tanzania. In addition, Dr. Arthur-Banning officiates professional and NCAA Soccer and brings those program experiences to his research and teaching.

Publications (last 5 years):
Schwab, K. A., Wells, M. S., & Arthur-Banning, S. (2010). Experiences in youth sports: A comparison between players’ and parents’ perspectives. Journal of Sport Administration & Supervision 2(1), 41-51.

Arthur-Banning, S.G., Wells, M.S. (2010). Intentional Programming in Youth Sports: Generating Experiences for Skill Development, Sportsmanship, and Fun. Focus: Wyoming Recreation and Parks, Winter, 18-20 .

Arthur-Banning, S.G., Wells, M.S., Baker, B.L. & Hegreness, R. (2009) Parents Behaving Badly? The Relationship between the Sportsmanship Behaviors of Adults and Athletes in Youth Basketball Games. Journal of Sport Behavior; 32(1), 3-18.

Wells, M.S. , Arthur-Banning, S.G. (2009) Mapping out Your Success: Using Mind Maps to Evaluate Youth Development Programs. Journal of Youth Development; 4(2).

Wells, M.S., Arthur-Banning, S.G., (2008). The Logic of Youth Development: Constructing a Logic Model of Youth Development Through Sport. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 26(2), 189-201.

Wells, M.S., Arthur-Banning, S.G., Paisley, K.P., Ellis, G.D., Roark, M.F., & Fisher, K. (2008). Good (Youth) Sports: Using Benefits-based Programming to Increase Sportsmanship. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 26(1), 1-21.

Dixon, A., Hegreness, R., Arthur-Banning, S.G., & Wells, M.S. (2007). Economic Potential for Youth Sports Tournaments. Journal of Youth Sport. Fall; 2(2).

Arthur-Banning, S.G., Paisley, K., & Wells, M.S. (2007). Promoting Sportsmanship in Youth Basketball Players: The Effects of Referees’ Prosocial Behaviors Techniques. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 25(1), 96-114.

Grants and Self-funded Research Projects:
Greenville County Recreation District. (Principal Investigator). Parental Influence on Child Athletes in a Flag Football League, 2011. Funded $500.00.

Greenville County Recreation District. (Co-Principal Investigator) Accreditation Support Grant, 2011. Funded $1500.00.

Clemson University Service Learning Course Development and Travel Grant (Principal Investigator) Clemson University, 2011: Funded $525.00.

Greenville County Recreation District. (Co-Principal Investigator) Accreditation Support Grant 2010. Funded $1000.00.

Clemson University HEHD summer research support grant (Author and Principal Investigator). Youth Sport: Attitudes, Behaviors and Ideal Programming Techniques, 2008. Funded: $6993.

Courses Taught:
PRTM 254 – Introduction to Sport Management
PRTM 210 –(Shared New Course Development) Serving Diverse Populations in PRTM
PRTM 325 – (Shared New Course Development) Global Perspectives in Recreation and Leisure
PRTM 241 – Introduction to Community Recreation, Sport and Camp Management
PRTM 455 - Advanced Programming
PRTM 321 – Recreation Administration
PRTM 391 – (New Course Development)The Olympic Experience
PRTM 911 – Professional Issues in PRTM
PRTM 398 – Creative Inquiry, The Tanzania Experience
PRTM 498 – Advanced Creative Inquiry, Understanding Tanzanian Culture and Follow-up Trip Planning

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