Thayer Raines

Assistant Professor of Sports & Recreation Management

Thayer Raines Bio Photo

 

B.S., West Chester State University, 1974
Major: Elementary Education
Minor: Social Science

M.S., The Pennsylvania State University, 1981
Major: Recreation and Parks
Minor: Environmental Education

Thesis title: The effect of a 24-hour wilderness isolation on the state/trait-anxiety and fear of 10, -11, and -13 year-old boys.

Re.D., Indiana University, 1986
Major: Recreation and Parks
Minor: School Administration

Dissertation title: The effect of the adventure activity of rappelling on the Palmar sweat and state anxiety of fifth grade pupils under student-centered leadership.

Phone: (802) 747-0282
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Courses Taught
  • GLE101 First Year Inquiry - Health & Wellness: Youth Sport
  • MN 201 Principles of Management
  • SR 100 Foundations of Sport & Recreation (New course Fall 2017)
  • SR 115 Foundations of Adventure Recreation
  • SR 201Principles of Sport & Recreation Management
  • SR 310Sports Marketing
  • SR 320Organization & Administration of Sports & Recreation Mgmt
  • SR 243 Programming in Sports and Recreation Management
  • SR 310 Sports Marketing
  • SR 338 Fitness Management
  • SR 357 Recreation Therapy
  • SR 390 Internship in Sports and Recreation Management
  • SR 395 Advanced Internship
  • SR 420 Trends and Issues in Sports and Recreation Management
Research Interests & Expertise Areas

Current research interests are focused on the effects of outdoor recreation/education, organized camping, youth sport, adventure, and screen addiction on youth development; specific focus is on the topics of resilience, grit, coping related to academic success as well as success in life.

Expertise areas include:

  • Group Processing & Facilitation
  • Peer Mediation & Conflict Resolution
  • Wilderness Leadership
  • Challenge Course Management and Rescue
  • Level No Trace Outdoor Ethics
  • Snow sports (Nordic & Alpine)
  • Foot & Ski Sport Orienteering
  • Avalanche Search & Rescue
  • Mountain Travel
  • Mountain Search & Rescue
  • Northern Forest 4-Season Survival
  • Paddlesport
  • Youth Development
  • Youth Sports
  • Youth Summer Camps
  • Traditional Tool & Leather craft
  • Aquatics
  • Golf
  • Fitness
  • Marlinspike

Honors & Awards

1990: Yellow Merit Star, Outstanding Program Development: Avalanche Rescue Education, National Ski Patrol System, Denver, Colorado

1990: Certificate of Appreciation, Contributions to National Mountaineering Program, National Ski Patrol System, Denver, Colorado

1990: Ronald Ricketts Award, National Outstanding Nordic Patrol Award, National Ski Patrol System, Denver, Colorado (Patrol Member)

1987: Certificate of Appreciation, Boy Scouts of America, Great Trail Council, Akron, Ohio

1986: National Appointment #6599, National Ski Patrol System, Denver, Colorado

1985: Don C. Williams Award, National Outstanding Nordic Ski Patroller, National Ski Patrol System, Denver, Colorado

1985: Central Division Outstanding Patrol Director, National Ski Patrol System, Chicago, Illinois

1985-Present: Phi Epsilon Kappa - National Physical Education & Recreation Honor Fraternity

1980, 1977: Certificate of Merit, National Red Cross, Washington, D.C.


Publications and Presentations

Abstracts:

Raines, J.T. (1990). Future leisure intentions of the class of 1990. In L. Darby & B. Pissanos (Eds.), OAHPERD Research Abstracts 1990. OAHPERD, Bowling Green, OH.

Raines, J.T. (1985). The effect of rappelling as an adventure activity on the state-anxiety and palmar sweat of fifth grade pupils under student-centered leadership. In K. Henderson (Ed.), What's New in Camping. ACA, Martinsville, IN.

Published Works:

Raines, J.T. (1987). The effect of the adventure activity of rappelling on the palmar sweat and state anxiety of fifth grade pupils under student-centered leadership. Eugene, OR: University of Oregon. (Microform Publications No. BF723.A5 155.412)

Journal Articles:

Sparks, K. & Raines, J.T. (Summer, 1993). New careers in physical education. Future Focus. Dublin, Ohio: Ohio Association of HPERD.

Raines, J. Thayer (November/December, 1992). A place to share: Camp is a growing place; Christians story. Camping Magazine. p. 34 & 35.

Raines, J. Thayer (Fall/Winter, 1992). Truisms. Future Focus. Dublin, Ohio: Ohio Association of HPERD.

Raines, J. Thayer (Fall/Winter, 1992). Are we being foolish with our future? Future Focus. Dublin, Ohio: Ohio Association of HPERD.

Raines, J. Thayer (1991, Fall). Future leisure intentions of the class of 1990. Future Focus. Dublin, Ohio: Ohio Association of HPERD.

Raines, J. Thayer (1991, March). Eco-Challenge: A 4-week holistic approach to Eco-action. Camping Magazine.

Raines, J. Thayer (1991, January). Adventure Programs - Can the risk be taken? Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance: Leisure Today.

Raines, J. Thayer (1989). Foundations of adventure programs. Leisure Information Quarterly, State College, PA: Venture.

Raines, J. Thayer (Winter, 1989). Career alternatives in leisure for HPERD professionals. Future Focus. Dublin, Ohio: Ohio Association of HPERD.

Raines, J. Thayer (Fall, 1989). Recreation division makes changes. Future Focus. Dublin, Ohio: Ohio Association of HPERD.

Book Chapters:

Smith, R. V. & Raines, J. T. (1991). Recreation. Economic Development Atlas of Northeastern Ohio. Akron, OH: Akron University Press. (Solicited work.)

Raines, J.T. & Mason, D.W. (1993). Paddlesport: Canoeing & kayaking. Camp boating: Program and curriculum guidelines. Porter, L.J. (Ed.). Martinsville, IN: American Camping Association. (Solicited work.)

Book Review:

Raines, J. Thayer (1991, February). [Review of Tom Brown's field guide to nature and survival for children]. Camping Magazine, 26 & 52.

Manual:

Raines, J. Thayer (1988). Basic Outdoor Skills. Instructor manual for program approved by the Executive Board of the Ohio Section of the American Camping Association. Cleveland, OH:Ohio.

Educational Media:

Raines, J. Thayer (2011). What every counselor should know: Six essentials of conflict resolution. DVD Production. Healthy Learning Publisher: Indianapolis, IN. American Camp Association Distribution.

Conference Proceedings:

Raines, J. Thayer, (2010). What every trip leader should know: Six essentials for conflict resolution. Conference Proceedings of the National Conference on Outdoor Leadership. Wilderness Education Association Publications.

Raines, J. Thayer, & Hobbs, W. (2008). Greening your outdoor recreation program. Proceedings of the 21st Conference of the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education, AORE Publications..

Raines, J. Thayer, Saxman, B., & Stuessy, T. (2007). Bridging the Gap: Integrating Academic and Recreation Adventure Programs. Proceedings of the 20th Conference of the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education. AORE Publications.

Photographic Contributions:

Meir, J. & Mitchell, A. V. (2003). Camp Counseling: Leadership and Programming for the Organized Camp. (7th Ed.). Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, Inc.

Meir, J. (1991). Camp Counseling (7th Ed.). Dubuque, IA: Wm. C. Brown.

American Camping Association. (1990). 1990/1991 Guide to Accredited Camps. (34th Ed.). Martinsville, IN: ACA.

American Camping Association. (1989). 1989/1990 Guide to Accredited Camps. (33rd Ed.). Martinsville, IN: ACA.

Recent National Presentations:

Huchton, Tim & Raines, J. Thayer (February, 2013). Partnering with colleges and universities- A simple approach to higher visibility. Workshop presented to the National Conference of American Camp Association, Dallas, TX.

Raines, J. Thayer (February, 2012). Shared reflection: A dozen ways to debrief. Workshop presented to the National Conference on Outdoor Leadership, Estes Park, CO. Wilderness Education Association and the Professional Ropes Course Association.

Raines, J. Thayer (February, 2012). What every trip leader should know: Six essentials for conflict resolution. Workshop presented to the National Conference on Outdoor Leadership, Estes Park, CO. Wilderness Education Association and the Professional Ropes Course Association.

Raines, J. Thayer (February, 2011). What every counselor should know: Six essentials for conflict resolution. Workshop presented to the National Conference of American Camp Association, San Diego, CA.

Raines, J. Thayer, & Hobbs, W. (November, 2008). Greening your outdoor recreation program. Paper presented to the National Conference of the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education, Asheville, NC.

Raines, J. Thayer, Saxman, B., & Stuessy, T. (November, 2007). Bridging the Gap: Integrating Academic and Recreation Adventure Programs. Paper presented to the National Conference of the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education, Boise, ID.

Raines, J. Thayer, Stuessy, T. & Mantia, J. (February, 2006). Planning by Committee: A New Zealand Experience with Undergraduates. Paper presented to the National Conference on Outdoor Leadership of the Wilderness Education Association, Bradford Woods, IN.

Recent Regional Presentations:

Raines, J. Thayer (March, 2017). Research Roundtable: Research 360 - A 5-year longitudinal study on the impact of the camp experience on academic and career success. Presentation to the New England American Camp Association Conference, Manchester, NH.

Raines, J. Thayer ( March, 2016). Screen addiction, nomophobia, and gamers: Is there reason for concern among camp kids and parents? Presentation to the New England American Camp Association Conference, Manchester, NH.

Raines, J. Thayer (March, 2014). Decoding the boy code: Identifying rules, roles, benefits and short-comingts within the boy culture and camp setting. Presentation to the New England American Camp Association Conference. Manchester, NH.

Raines, J. Thayer (March, 2014). Shared reflection: 12 fun ways to debrief camp activities.  Presentation to the New England American Camp Association Conference. Manchester, NH.

Blomberg, Les; Boyd, Charles; & Raines, J. Thayer (September, 2013). Decision making and heuristics traveling in avalanche terrain (Invited panel member). Northeast Regional National Ski Patrol Avalanche, Mountaineering, and Avalanche Instructor Seminar, Valley Forge National Historic Park, Valley Forge, PA.

Raines, J. Thayer (March, 2012). What every counselor should know: Six essentials for conflict resolution. Presentation to the New England American Camp Association Conference. Manchester, NH.

Raines, J. Thayer (March, 2011). Kids, Camps, & Colleges: Making connections through service learning. Presentation to the New England Section of the American Camp Association. Manchester, NH.

Raines, J. Thayer (April, 2011). Kids, Camp, & Colleges: Making Connections through service learning. Presentation at the Association of Experiential Education Regional Conference. Beckett, MA.

Cosgrove, Natasha; Lumnah, Megan; Raines, J. Thayer; & Robertson, James (April, 2010). Leading leaders to lead leaders. Workshop presented at the Association of Experiential Education Northeast Regional Conference. Camp Kieve, ME.

Raines, J. Thayer (March, 2010). The Avalanche Triangle: Human Factors of Avalanche Hazard Assessment. Presentation to the Eastern Division of the National Ski Patrol Level II Avalanche Course. Appalachian Mountain Club.

Raines, J. Thayer (April, 2009). A Wider View of Service Learning: Sharpening Human Skills through Peer Mediation Training. Presentation to the Northeast Regional Association of Experiential Education. Beckett, MA.

Raines, J. Thayer (March, 2009). The Human Factor of Avalanche Hazard Assessment. Presentation to the Eastern Division of the National Ski Patrol Level II Avalanche Course. Whiteface Mountain Resort, NY.

Raines, J. Thayer (March, 2009). Creating Peacekeepers: Using Adventure Staff as Mediators. Presentation to the New England American Camp Association Conference. Manchester, NH.

Raines, J. Thayer (March, 2007). Avalanche Terrain & Emergency Response Planning. Presentation to the Eastern Division of the National Ski Patrol Level II Avalanche Course. Whiteface Mountain, NY.


Professional Memberships

  • American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (1986-present)
  • National Society of Sports Management (NASSM)
  • American Camp Association
    • American Camp Association New England (ACANE)

Grants Received

  • The effect of the adventure ropes course on the state anxiety of boys under student-centered leadership.  College of Education Carry Forward Grant, Cleveland State University. J. Thayer Raines, Project Director.  May, 1989 ($1,345).
  • Junior Ranger Program, Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation  Area, National Park Service.  George Gund Foundation.  Ranger Gail Hazelwood, Project Director.  J. Thayer Raines, Research Assistant.  April, 1989 ($27,000).

 

Service

Society of Health and Physical Education of America

  • Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (1991-present)

American Camp Association (1980-present)

  • Research Advisory Committee (REAC)

American Camp Association New England

  • Board of Directors (2015-present)

Vermont Camp Association (1985-present)

  • Board of Directors (1993-present)

Leave No Trace, Inc. (2003-present)

  • Leave No Trace Master Educator Instructor (2003-present)

National Ski Patrol System (1978-present)

  • Nordic Patroller (1978-present), Senior Nordic (1979)
  • Alpine Patroller (1981-present), Senior Alpine (1983)
  • National Patroller #6599 (1986-present)(1983-2001)
  • Viking Ski Touring Center Volunteer Ski Patrol Member (1993-present)
  • Crotched Mountain Resort Volunteer Ski Patrol Member (2016-present)
  • National Mountain Travel & Rescue Instructor (1986-present)
  • National Avalanche Instructor Level 1 (1986-present)
  • Outdoor Emergency Care Technician Instructor (1995-present)

Association of Challenge Course Technology (ACCT)

  • Challenge Course Manager Certificate Level 3

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (Updated 2017)

  • Emergency Medical Technician Basic (1979-present)
  • Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (2009-2017)

The American Red Cross

  • Water Safety Instructor (1978-present, Updated 2017)
  • Lifeguard Training Instructor (1992-present, Updated 2017)

University Service:

  • General Liberal Education Committee (GLEC) (2016-present)
  • C&S Scholars Committee (2017-present)
  • College of Business Search Committee (2016-present)
  • First Year Inquiry (FYI) Faculty Group (2015-present)