The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management

Dr. Francis A. McGuire

Interim Department Chair, PRTM
Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Email: lefty@clemson.edu
Tel: 864-656-2183
Location: 282B Lehotsky Hall

B.S. Cornel University
M.S. Penn State University
Ph.D University of Illinois

Additional Professional Responsibilities:
  • Faculty Manual Consultant/Editor
  • Director of Pre-Collegiate Programs Office
Research Interests:
  • Leisure and aging
  • Leisure constraints
  • Leisure behavior
Publications: (last 5 years)

Books/Book Chapters

Hammitt, W. Aybar-Damali, B. & McGuire, F. A. (2011) Recreation and Tourism Research Design. In Turk, E., Uysal, M., and Hammitt, W. (eds.) Research Methods for Leisure, Recreation and Tourism.  United Kingdom: CABI

Dixon, H., Igo, B. & McGuire, F. A. (2011) Using Grounded Theory in Research. In Turk, Uysal, Hammitt , W. E. (eds.) Research Methods or Leisure, Recreation and Tourism. United Kingdom: CABI.

McGuire, F. A., Boyd, R., & Tedrick, T. (2009) Leisure and aging: Ulyssean living in later life. 4th ed. Champaign, IL: Sagamore Publishing. (First edition published in 1996)

Referred articles

Hawkins, B. L, Cory, L. A.,  McGuire. A., & Allen, L.R (forthcoming). Therapeutic Recreation: Considerations for the TR practitioners, School Systems and Policy Makers. Journal of Disability Policy Studies. (Published on-line before print, October, 2011).

Becco, Halo, Baldwin & McGuire (2011) An examination of guided night hiking experiences in park and protected areas. Journal of Parks and Recreation Administration, 29 (4), 72 - 88.

Wei, Y.  McGuire, F.  & Zhou, (2011) The influence of travel experience on mature travelers' quality of life. International Journal of Information Systems in the Service Sector , 3 (1), 52 – 63.

Anderson, D., Cory, L. & McGuire, F. A. (2011) The First Day: It Happens Only Once. Teaching in Higher Education , 16 (3), 293 – 303.

Conti, A., Voelkl, J. & McGuire, F. A. (2009). The potential role of leisure in the prevention of dementia. Annual in Therapeutic Recreation, 17.

Kleiber, D., McGuire, F., Aybar-Damali, B. & Norman, W.  (2008). The paradox of leisure constraints: Having more by doing less. Journal of Leisure Research, 40 (3), 343 – 359.

Gould, J., Moore, D. & McGuire, F. (2008). Development of the Serious Leisure Inventory and Measure. Journal of Leisure Research, 40 (1), 47 – 68.

Brown, C. & McGuire, F. (2008).  The link between successful aging and serious leisure. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 66(1), 75 – 95.

Conti, A., Voelkl, J. & McGuire, F. (2008) Efficacy of meaningful activities in recreation therapy on passive behaviors of older adults with dementia. Annual in Therapeutic Recreation, 16, 91 – 104.

Harrison, M. & McGuire, F. A. (2008). Starting a lifelong learning institute: A first hand report.  Activities, Adaptation and Aging, 32 (2), 149 – 157.

Harrison, M. & McGuire, F. (2008) An Investigation of the Influence of Vicarious Experience on Perceived Self-Efficacy.  American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 7 (1) Winter, 10 – 16.

Anderson, D. & McGuire, F. (2008). A systematic approach to documenting teaching effectiveness. Schole: A journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education 22, 17 – 28.

Voelkl, J. & McGuire, F. A. (2008). Learning to articulate one’s professional philosophy: The use of the warrior exam. Schole: A journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 22, 113 – 120.

Wozencroft, A. J., Voelkl, J. E. & McGuire, F. A. (2006). Professionalism in recreation therapy. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 5 (2), 21 – 26.

Grants and Self-funded Research Projects:

Support for the Clemson University Lifelong Education Program.  An award from the Osher Foundation.  Funded for $100,000 in 2005. Additional funding of $100,000 was awarded for 2006 and 2007 and a $1,000,000 endowment was awarded in 2008. (primary writer of grant).

Development of exercise training modules for elderly food stamp recipients.  A grant submitted as part of Clemson University’s USDA Food Stamp Grant.  Funded at $100,000 in 2002-2003 (member of grant team).

Consultant services for the therapeutic recreation program at the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice, $60,060, 2002.  (team member)

Student Public Service Assistantship Sponsored by Foothills Area YMCA, $5000, 2001.

Analysis of Operations Pertaining to the Welfare of Clientele at the Naval Home. Sponsored by US Navy from 8/1/2001 to 1/2/2002, $7,000

Improved infrastructure for education and health related research.  A $60,000 Commission on Higher Education Infrastructure Grant, 2001.  (co-principal investigator with B. Holder, G. Costello, B. Logan and L. Gambrell).

Linking intergenerational networks in communities. A $1,900,000 grant from V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation, 1995-2000. (co-principal investigator in partnership with the S.C. Division on Aging, S.C. Department of Education, and the S.C. United Way. Administered by the South Carolina United Way.).

Team teaching, team learning and technology. An $8,543 grant from the Clemson University Innovative Teaching Fund, 1999 (co-principal investigator with J. Hinton, K. Hurtes and J. Petrick).

Integration of intergenerational service learning into a “health promotions for the aged” class. A grant of $11,190 from the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, 1998 (co-principal investigator).

Team teaching and team learning - Year II and Year III.  Grants of $24,000 and $10,000 from the Clemson University Innovative Teaching Fund, 1996 (co-principal investigator).

The Intergenerational Entrepreneurship Development Project.  A $396,000 grant from the AARP/Andrus Foundation, 1992.  (co‑principal investigator)

An assessment of the needs of individuals with disabilities to assist in the planning of O'Neal Lake, Tennessee.  A grant of $17,429 from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 1992.  (principal investigator)

The efficacy of humor in improving quality of life for residents of long term care facilities.  A $40,000 grant from the AARP/Andrus Foundation, 1990.  (principal investigator)

Courses Taught: (Taught 17 different courses at Clemson)
  • Concepts of Leisure
  • Behavioral Concepts in Parks, Recreation and Tourism
  • Recreation and Society (On-line class)
  • Leadership and Group Processes in Recreation
  • Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation
  • Therapeutic Recreation Processes
  • Leisure and Aging
  • Pre-internship Seminar
  • Internship Supervision (all undergraduate courses)
  • Therapeutic Recreation for Selected Populations
  • Recreation and Leisure for Special Populations (undergraduate and graduate course)
  • Research and Evaluation in Recreation
  • Leisure Service for the Elderly
  • Therapeutic Recreation and Activity Therapy Administration
  • Graduate Teaching Seminar
  • Behavioral Aspects of PRTM (graduate courses)

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