The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies is a division of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
Office: Mathematics & Computer (MC) 1041
Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 37098
My primary research focuses on the capacity and social impact of nonprofit community sport organizations, with a particular focus on how capacity can be enhanced to support sport service delivery and foster social engagement through sport. In particular, I examine concepts such as social responsibility, social capital, volunteerism, and inter-organizational relationships. My research interests also include the role of sport organizations in community health promotion and creating collaborative value through partnerships.
Graduate supervision and student opportunities
I am currently accepting applications from graduate students with related research interests:
- Community sport organizations
- Organizational capacity
- Social responsibility through sport
- Sport and social change
- Social capital
- Nonprofit management
- Sport and recreation management
- Nonprofit management and leadership
- Organizational theory
- Service learning
- Social purpose organizations
- REC 356: Leisure and Community
- REC 413: Advanced Seminar in Recreation and Sport Business
- REC 641: Issues in Leisure and Community
PhD (Western Ontario)
Postdoctoral fellowship (Ryerson)
See Google Scholar for full list of publications.
Misener, L., & Misener, K. (In Press). Examining the integration of sport and health promotion: Partnership or paradox? International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics.
Doherty, A., Misener, K., & Cuskelly, G. (2014). Towards a multidimensional framework of capacity in community sport clubs. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. 43(2S), 124S-142S, DOI: 10.1177/0899764013509892
Misener, K., Doherty, A., (2014). In support of sport: Examining the relationship between community sport organizations and sponsors. Sport Management Review, 17(4), 493-506, doi:10.1016/j.smr.2013.12.002
Misener. K., Harman, A., & Doherty, A. (2013). Understanding the local sports council as a mechanism for community sport development. Managing Leisure, 18(4), 300-315, doi/full/10.1080/13606719.2013.809185#.UgPSzRbdKS0
Misener, K., & Doherty, A. (2013). Understanding capacity through the outcomes and processes of interorganizational relationships in small nonprofits. Sport Management Review, 16(2), 135-147, http://10.1016/j.smr.2012.07.003
Misener, K., & Doherty, A. (2012). Connecting the community through sport organization partnerships. International Journal of Sports Policy and Politics, 4(2), 243-256.