Joel G. McCormick

Assistant Professor of Recreation

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“Failure is not having the courage to try, nothing more and nothing less.  The only thing standing between most people and their dreams is the fear of failure” ~ Robin S. Sharma


  • PhD, University of Florida, Recreation
  • MS, Longwood University, Sociology
  • MS, Aurora University, Recreation
  • BS, Christopher Newport University, Psychology

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Sport Management
  • Principles of Recreation
  • Facility Management
  • Outdoor Recreation & Camps

Academic & Scholarly Achievements

  • McCormick, J. & Holland S. (2013). Exploring Strategies to Reduce Incivilities, Provide Security, and Reduce Fear of Crime in Urban Parks. Security Journal.

    McCormick, J., Holland, S., & Szydlo, L. (2010). Experiential learning 2.0: Incorporating youtube© in leisure studies. Schole. 25, 74-78.

    McCormick, J. (2006). Design against crime: Time spent at the drafting table can make parks and green spaces safer. Parks & Recreation. May issue, p. 35-39.

    McCormick, J. & Vance, M. (2006). Crime scene investigation: Not just for television, parks and police team up to give youth-at- risk a positive camp experience. Parks & Recreation. March issue, p. 60-65.