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Dr. Brandon Taylor

Educational Background:

Doctor of Management in Organizational Development and Leadership, University of Phoenix

Master of Arts in Kinesiology, Fresno Pacific University

Bachelor of Science in Recreation Administration, California State University, Fresno

 

Additional training:

Certified Senior Trainer, California School Age Consortium

 

Invited Presentations:

California Park and Recreation District VII Summer Leader’s Workshop (2017, June).  Including Children and Youth with Disruptive Behaviors.  Facilitated worship for Central Valley Region summer recreation department employees. 

Leisure Research & Education Symposium (2017, March).  Impact of Community Engagement on Student Learning and Success.  Facilitated worship for aspiring teachers at California State University Fresno, Fresno CA

California Teaching Fellows Academy (2016, October).  Going Deeper: Exploring Diversity.  Facilitated worship for aspiring teachers at California State University Fresno, Fresno CA

City of Reedley (2016, October).  Building Relationships with Children and Youth.  Facilitated worship for afterschool staff at the City of Reedley Community Center, Reedley CA

California Teaching Fellows Academy (2016, September).  Homework Assistance.  Facilitated worship for aspiring teachers at California State University Fresno, Fresno CA

California Teaching Fellows Academy (2016, August).  The Role of the Staff in Behavior Guidance.  Facilitated worship for aspiring teachers at California State University Fresno, Fresno CA

California Teaching Fellows Academy (2016, August).  Beyond Behavior Guidance.  Facilitated worship for aspiring teachers at California State University Fresno, Fresno CA

Fresno Unified School District (2016, June).  Professionalism.  Facilitated worship for supervisor level afterschool program staff in Fresno CA

Central California Therapeutic Recreation Symposium (2016, April).  Knowing Yourself as a Leader.  Facilitated worship for students and regional professionals at California State University Fresno, Fresno CA

San Joaquin Valley Parks Summit (2016, May).  San Joaquin Valley Communities: Challenges, Opportunities, and Successes.  Moderator for director’s workshop on issues important to municipal park development at Bitwise Industries, Fresno, CA.

 

Grants:

Research, Scholarship & Creativities Award (2016) Funded for $4,085to complete research in parent’s perceptions of service quality and youth activity levels in the Central Valley.

Touch the Community (2016).  Funded for $2,500 for collaboration with City of Fresno Parks, Recreation, Afterschool, and Community Services Department for comparative analysis of recreation related programming across California.

 

Courses Taught:

RA 60               Technologies in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism (RPT)

RA 73S             Leadership in RPT

RA 77S             Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Programming

RA 113             Serving for At-Risk Youth

RA 117             Special Event Planning

RA 121             Community and Non-Profit Recreation Services

RA 128             Legal and Financial Aspects of RPT

RA 128L           Legal and Financial Aspects of RPT Laboratory

RA 184             Internship in RPT

 

Research Interests:

Social Equity through Recreation Services

Leisure Education

Youth Development

Consumer Perceptions of Recreation Services

Management, Development, and Leadership of Recreation Services