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Northwest Missouri State University

Dr. Jeffrey Ferguson

Dr. Jeffrey Ferguson



204 Martindale Hall


660.562.1483 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 1987

Associate Professor


  • Ed.D. Recreation Administration and Higher Education; Oklahoma State University
  • M.S. Recreation Administration; University of Missouri-Columbia
  • B.S. Recreation Administration; Southwest Missouri State University

Courses Taught

  • Foundations of Recreation
  • Leisure Resources/Facilities Design and Management
  • Administration of Recreation
  • Risk Management
  • Historical and Philosophical Concepts of Parks and Recreation
  • Field Experience
  • Internship

Academic Interests

  • Municipal Park and Recreation Management
  • Health and Wellness
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Leisure/Recreation Facility Design and Management

Scholarly Activity

  • Missouri Park and Recreation Association
  • National Recreation and Park Association
  • World Leisure Organization

Student Group Advisement

  • Student and Young Professionals Annual Workshop
  • MPR Student Scholarship Trust Board

Other Professional Experiences

  • Head of Leisure Services – King Faisal Specialists Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Recreation Instructor and Head of Campus Recreation – Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas
  • Recreation Program Coordinator – Berkeley Parks and Recreation Department, Berkeley, Missouri