Dr. Ralph Johnson Vitae

Curriculum Vita


Of


Ralph L. Johnson, Ph.D.


College of Business & Sport Prof. Offices

North Greenville University

Tigerville, SC 29688

Phone:  (864) 977-2077 

Fax:   (864) 663-0056


 

Academic Positions:             Dean, College of Business & Sport
                                            Professions, Professor of Sport Management,
                                            MBA Faculty,

                                            North Greenville University,
                                            Tigerville, SC



                                             Adjunct Professor, Graduate Faculty, Dept. of Parks,

                                            Recreation & Tourism Management, Clemson University,

                                            Clemson, SC

Prof. Consultant:                  Professional Aquatic Risk Management Associates   
                                            Greer, SC
                                            (Founder, President & CEO)    


                                                                          EDUCATION

 Graduate:  1979‑1989, University of Pittsburgh,
                                       Pittsburgh, PA.

         Degree:  Ph.D. Physical Education

         Major:   Sport Administration



 Graduate:  1973‑1977, Slippery Rock University,
                                       Slippery Rock, PA                    

                                       40 Post Master's Credits in Recreation Administration





      Graduate:  1967‑l972, Slippery Rock University,
                                           Slippery Rock, PA

              Degree:  M.S. in Education

              Major:   Health and Physical Education




      Undergraduate:   1962‑1965, Youngstown State University,                                                                                                 Youngstown, OH

              Degree:  B.S. in Education

              Major:   Social Studies              Minor:  General Sciences



                       Health & Physical Education         Psychology



                       Education                           English



          Activities:  Swimming Team, Physical Education Major's Club



      Undergraduate:   1959‑1962, Pennsylvania State University,                                  

                                                      University Park, PA

              Major:   Social Studies           Minor:  Education


 

         Activities:   Swimming Team, Student Council, Discipline                                   
                             Tribunal, Residence Hall Floor President



      High School:  1955‑1959, Elizabeth-Forward High School,
                              Elizabeth, PA

      Curriculum:   College Preparatory                                                          
      Activities: Football, Swimming, Student Government



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


North Greenville University

Present Position (2003 – present)


 

University:
Dean of College of Business & Sport Professions

Professor of Sport Management & Professor on MBA Faculty            

Department:  Sport Management Chairman (1997-2003)

             Accredited 2001 – 2008:  North American Society for Sport Management and National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE/AAHPERD)

    Academic Activities 1997 - Present

1.  Developed Sport Management Curriculum with 18 Course Descriptions, 1997


2.  Member of Institutional Effectiveness Committee for 1998 S.A.C.S. Evaluation

3. Chairman of S.A.C.S. Committee to evaluate the Science Degree Program,1998.

4. Member Teacher Education Advisory Committee, 1998-99

5. Member of the International Programs Committee,1999 – Present


6. Member of Student Recruitment and Retention Committee, 1999 - Present

7. Facilitated Sport Management’s Accreditation process; NGU Sport Management

   Program accredited,
March 2001 for 7 years.

8. Member of Curriculum Committee



Courses Taught 1997- Present

Introduction to Sport management                    Sport Organization & Administration

History and Philosophy of Sport                         Sport Law

Psychology and Sociology of Sport                     Sport Liability and Risk Control

College Athletics                                              Sport Facility Design & Management

YMCA and Sport Club Management                    Sport, Recreation and Wellness

Sport Marketing, Sales & Promotion                  Program Development

Sport Event Management & Funding                  Sport Leadership and Staff

Directed Internship in Sport  Management         Development Seminar in Sport Management          

 

International Sport Management   

 

                  Indiana University of Pennsylvania

1972 –
1997   (Retired)

Department:  Health, Physical Education and Sport

Academic Position At Retirement:   Professor of Health and Physical Education
                                                          Director of Aquatic Facilities and Programs and

                                                          Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Sport Science



Undergraduate
Classes Taught at IUP 1972 ‑ 1997
:

Health                                                               Lifeguarding

Camping                                                            Coaching Swimming


Emergency Health Care                                     Coaching Diving


CPR Instructor                                                  Coaching Water Polo


Seminar in HPER & Sport                                  Basic Small Craft


W.S.I.                                                               Basic Scuba


Aquatic Facilities Management                          Power Boat Instructor


Swimming                                                        Pool Maintenance and Chemistry        

 

Scuba Instructor                                               Instructor of Lifeguarding                     

 

Aquatics

 

Camp Waterfront Administration                            Advanced Aquatics

Water Park Administration                                    Instructor of Canoeing

Instructor of Handicapped Swimming                     Instructor of Sailing

Instructor of Infant and Pre‑School Children          Water Skiing


Lifeguard Supervision & Administration


 

                               

     Graduate Courses Taught at IUP, 1972 ‑ 1997:

     Master Teacher of:

 

          Lifeguard Training                                  Sport Management

          Competitive Swim Coaches                     Sport Facilities Management

          Competitive Diving Coaches                    Sport Liability

          Pool Chemistry                            

          Administration of Athletic Aquatic Facilities Management Programs

          Aquatic Program Administration               Water Park Administration

          Aquatic Liability                                      Waterfront and Marina Administration


Academic and Professional Activities at
IUP, 1972 ‑ 1997


1.  Developed the aquatic curriculum consisting of 24 new undergraduate courses in aquatics.



2. Developed Aquatic Administrator and Aquatic Specialist Track Programs for B.S.in Education and B.S.in Sport Degrees.



3. Instituted the IUP Aquatic School (annual enrollment 100+ from across USA and foreign countries).



4. Co‑developed M.S. in Sport Science program with Aquatic Administration emphasis



5. Developed 16 Graduate level Aquatic Courses.  IUP was the only university with an M.S. in Sport Science with major in Aquatic Administration.

 6. Developed and designed IUP Small Craft Center at Yellow Creek State Park   (1983).

 

 7. Developed a professional lifeguard training program (HP 165) at IUP (1973)  used as the model for American National Red Cross program in 1983.

 8. Instituted the Middle Atlantic Region YMCA Aquatic Institute ‑ held annually
at IUP ‑ responsible for training about 90 YMCA Aquatic professionals each year (1973‑92).

 9. Developed IUP as site for training CPR instructors in cooperation with the Pennsylvania
affiliate of American Heart Association (1974).

10. Developed graduate courses in Sport Facilities Management, Sport Liability, Athletic Administration and Aquatic Liability (1978).

11.  Developed, implemented and directed the 1st National AAHPERD Aquatic Institute at IUP(1977).

12.  Directed 3 National YMCA Scuba Institutes held on IUP campus, 1975, 1977 and 1994.



13.  Co‑Founder of IUP Chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (1973).



14. Appointed Coordinator of HPE Dept. Graduate Program in Sport Science (1988).

15.  Revised HPE Dept. Graduate Program in Sport Science (1991).

PROFESSIONAL AQUATIC AND FIRST AID CERTIFICATIONS

American Red Cross Instructor Trainer

     First Aid & CPR                                           Water Safety

     CPR - for the Prof. Rescuer                          Sailing  

     Lifeguard Training                                       Canoeing

                                     Power Boating

        AMERICAN RED CROSS ‑ BASIC & INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATIONS


                              Basic Level

ARC Lifeguard Training                                       ARC Waterpark Lifeguard


 

ARC Waterfront Lifeguard                                   ARC Head Lifeguard



ARC Automated External Defibrillators                ARC Oxygen Administration

 

ARC Community First Aid                                    ARC Professional Rescuer





                            Instructor Level



ARC Lifeguard Training Instructor                       ARC First Aid & CPR Instructor



ARC Waterpark Lifeguard Instructor                   ARC CPR for Professional Rescuer



ARC Waterfront Lifeguard Instructor                  ARC Head Lifeguard Instructor



ARC First Aid-Responding to Emergencies Instructor   

 

ARC Water Safety Instructor             



ARC Instructor of Adapted Aquatics                   ARC Oxygen Administration Instructor



                                    ARC A.E.D. Instructor              




           YMCA of the USA - BASIC & TRAINER CERTIFICATIONS



                                                    Basic Trainer  

 

YMCA Basic Aquatic Leadership                    YMCA P.O.O.L. Operator Trainer

 

YMCA Aquatic Facility Manager                    YMCA Aquatic Facility Manager Trainer   

 


YMCA P.O.O.L. Operator on Location           YMCA Lifeguard Trainer                  

 

YMCA Lifeguard                                            YMCA Program Trainer Orientation Trainer



YMCA Swim Lessons-Teaching Swimming Fundamentals Trainer



YMCA Swim-Lessons Parent/Child, Youth/Adult


 YMCA SCUBA Program Instructor/Director


Gold Star Scuba Instructor          

YMCA Scuba Institute Director                                             



YMCA National Aquatic Faculty

YMCA P.O.O.L. Operator                                     YMCA Lifeguard



YMCA Aquatic Facility Manager                          YMCA Scuba Diving



YMCA Swim Lessons                  





U.S.A. Diving

Diving Coaches Safety Certification



AAHPERD Aquatic Council Professional
Certifications



Master Clinician:


Lifeguard Training                               Canoeing



Competitive Swimming                       Aquatic Liability



Pool Chemistry                                   Competitive Diving



Aquatic Facilities Management            Swimming



Sailing                                                 Waterfront Administration




                                                  American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI)



Director of ASHI Training Center,
Greer, SC


American
Safety and Health Institute – Instructor Trainer Certifications





    ASHI – CPR- Prof. Rescuer            ASHI – Oxygen Administration



    ASHI – Basic First Aid                  ASHI – Blood-Borne Pathogens



     ASHI -   Automated External Defibrillators       ASHI – Hazard Communications




    American Safety and Health Institute –
Basic & Instructor Certifications



Basic Level

         
ASHI – CPR-Prof. Rescuer               ASHI – Oxygen Administration



ASHI – Basic First Aid                     ASHI - Blood-Borne Pathogens



ASHI -   Automatic External             ASHI – Hazard Communication
               Defibrillators



Instructor Level



ASHI -   CPR-Prof. Rescuer             ASHI – Oxygen Administration



        
 
ASHI -  Basic First Aid                   ASHI - Blood-Borne Pathogens



ASHI - Automated External            ASHI – Hazard Communication 
             Defibrillators




PUBLICATIONS COMPLETED

1. YMCA of the USA (2006) YMCA Pool Operations Manual, 3rd Edition,
Human Kinetics Publishers, Champaign, IL.



2. YMCA of the USA (2006) YMCA Pool Operations Trainer Manual, 3rd
Edition, YMCA of the USA, Chicago, IL.





3. YMCA of the USA (2006) YMCA Pool Operations Manual Study Guide, YMCA of the USA, Chicago, IL.



4. YMCA of the USA (2003) Y Aquatic Management – A
Guide to Effective Leadership, 1st Edition, Human Kinetics Publishers, Champaign, IL.



5. YMCA of the USA (2003) Y Aquatic Management – A Guide of Effective
Leadership Trainer Manual, Human Kinetics Publishers, Champaign, IL.


6.  USA Diving (2002) S.T.A.R.T. (Systematic Technical and Readiness Training) Manual, USA
Diving, Indianapolis, IN.



 

7.  AAHPERD (2002).  Principles of Safety in Physical
Education and Sport, Aquatic Chapter, NASPE/AAHPERD, Reston,
VA.




8.  N.I.R.S.A.(2001) Aquatic Director’s Handbook, N.I.R.S.A. National Center,
Corvallis, OR.


9.  YMCA of the USA (2001).  On the Guard II, 4th Edition, Human Kinetics
Publishers, Champaign, IL.


10.  YMCA of the USA (2001).  On the Guard II, 4th Edition, Instructor’s Manual, Human Kinetics Publishers, Champaign, IL.



11.  YMCA of the USA (2001).  On the Guard II, 4th Edition, Trainer’s Manual, YMCA
of the USA, Chicago, IL.


12. YMCA of the USA (2001).  On the Guard II, 4th Edition, Lifeguard Education Training Video, Human Kinetics Publishers, Champaign, IL.


13. YMCA of the USA (2001).  Critical Issues – Ready to Respond:  YMCA
Aquatics in the 21st Century, YMCA of the USA, Chicago, IL.


14. YMCA of the USA (2000).  YMCA Water Fitness for Health, (Technical and
Review Editor), Human Kinetics Publishers, Champaign, IL.


15. YMCA of the USA (2000).  YMCA Water Fitness for Health,
Instructor Manual, Human Kinetics Publishers, Champaign, IL  (Technical and review editor).



 

16. US Diving (Dec. 1999).  USA Diving Safety Training Manual,
2nd Edition, Review Editor, USA
Diving, Indianapolis, IN.




17. USA Diving (2000).  Care and Prevention of Competitive Diving
Injuries: A Training Program for United States Diving Coaches, 1st
Edition, USA Diving, Indianapolis, IN  (External Reviewer).


18. YMCA of the USA, (1999) Y Swim Lessons:  Teaching Swimming
Fundamentals, Human Kinetics Publishers.  Champaign, IL.


19. YMCA of the USA, (1999). Y Swim Lessons: Teaching Swimming Fundamentals,
Trainer Manual, YMCA of the USA, Chicago, IL.



20. YMCA of the USA, (1999). Y Swim Lessons:  Teaching
Swimming Fundamentals, Instructor Manual, YMCA of the USA,
Chicago, IL.


21. YMCA  of the USA, (1999).  Y Swim Lessons:  The Parent/Child and Preschool
Aquatic Program Manual, Human Kinetics Publishers. Champaign, IL.



22. YMCA of the USA, (1999). Y Swim Lessons: The Parent/Child and Preschool
Aquatic Program Trainer Manual, YMCA of the USA, Chicago, IL.


23. YMCA of the USA, (1999). Y Swim Safe Lessons: The Parent/Child and 
Preschool Aquatic Program, Instructor Manual, YMCA of the USA Chicago, IL.



24. YMCA of the USA (1999). The Parent/Child and Preschool Aquatic Program Video (Instructor Training), Human Kinetics Publishers, Champaign, IL.



25. YMCA of the USA, (1999).  Y Swim Lessons:  The Youth and Adult Aquatic
Program Manual, Human Kinetics Publishers.  Champaign, IL.





26.  YMCA of the USA, (1999). Y Swim Lessons:  The Youth and Adult Aquatic
Program Video (Instructor Training), Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL.           

 

27. YMCA of the USA, (1999). Y Swim Lessons:  Administrators
Manual, Human Kinetics Publishers.  Champaign, IL.


28. YMCA of the USA, (1999).  Aquatic Safety Assistant Course
Manual.  Human Kinetics Publishers, Champaign IL.


29. Pennsylvania Department of Health, (1997).  Public
Bathing Place Design Manual IV – Water Recreation Attractions.  Harrisburg,
PA
  (Author).



30. Pennsylvania Department of Health, (May 1997.  Public Bathing
Place Design Manual V – Semi-Public Pools, Harrisburg, PA


 

31. YMCA of the USA (1997). On the Guard II,  2nd Edition.  Human Kinetics
Publishing Co, Champaign, IL

32. YMCA of the USA (1997).  On the Guard II, Instructor Manual, 2nd
Human Kinetics Publishing Co, Champaign, IL.

33. YMCA of the USA (1997). On the Guard II, Trainer Manual, 2nd Edition. Human
Kinetics Publishing Co.

34. YMCA of the USA, Fun, Function and Safety (Improving and Expanding Your
YMCA Aquatic Center) (1996), YMCA of the USA, Chicago, IL.

35. YMCA of the USA, (1996).  YMCA Swim Safe:  Tips for Parents, National
Council of YMCA’s, Chicago, IL.

36. YMCA of the USA, (1996).  YMCA Swim Safe Instructor’s Manual, National
Council of YMCA’s, Chicago, IL.

37. YMCA of the USA, (1996). YMCA Swim Safe Administrator’s Manual, National
Council of YMCA’s, Chicago, IL.

38. Johnson, Ralph L.  (1996).  Swimming Pool Managers Manual, (13th edition),
PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources,  Harrisburg, PA.




39. PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources(Bureau of State Parks), (1996), Lifeguard Manual – A Manual for Developing and Administering Lifeguard Systems for Pools and Beaches, Harrisburg, PA.

40. Johnson, Ralph L. (June 1996), Depth: The Forgotten Factor in Drowning, Pennsylvania Parks and Recreation Journal, State College, PA.




41. Johnson, Ralph L. (1996) The Professional Pool Operators Manual,                  
Professional Aquatic Consultants International, Ft. Collins, CO.




42. Johnson, Ralph L. (Feb. 1995).  Swimming Pool Manager’s Manual, (12th edition), PA Department of Community Affair, Harrisburg, PA.

 

43. Johnson, Ralph L. (1994). YMCA P.O.O.L. Operations Manual, Revised 2nd. edition, Human Kinetics Inc., Champaign, IL.

44. Johnson, Ralph L. (1994). YMCA P.O.O.L. Operations Instructors Manual, Revised 2nd edition, YMCA Program Store, Champaign, IL.

 45. YMCA of the USA (1994).  On the Guard II: The YMCA Lifeguard Manual, Human Kinetics, Champaign IL.



46. YMCA of the USA (1994).  On the Guard II: Instructor Manual,
Human Kinetics, Champaign IL.

47. YMCA of the USA (1994).  On the Guard II: Trainer Manual, Human Kinetics, Champaign IL.

48. Johnson, Ralph L. (April, 1994). Swimming Pool Managers Manual, (11th. edition), PA Department of Community Affairs, Harrisburg, PA.


49. Daugherty, Neil and Johnson, Ralph (1993), Principles of Safety in Physical Education and Sport (Aquatics Chapter), AAHPERD, Reston, VA. 2nd Edition.

50. Johnson, Ralph L. (June 1993) Swimming Pool Management Manual, (10th edition) Pennsylvania Department of Community Affairs, 1st Edition,  Harrisburg, PA.


51. Daugherty, Neil and Johnson, Ralph (1992), Sports Skills for Secondary Schools (Swimming Chapter), AAHPERD, Reston, VA. 2nd Ed.

52.  YMCA of the USA, (1992), YMCA Progressive Swimming Instructors Manual Chapter on Adult Learning Characteristics, Human Kinetics.

53. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources, Public Bathing Place Manual III – Hot Tubs and Spas (February 1992), Harrisburg, PA (co-author, co-editor).

54.  Gabrielsen, M. Alexander and Johnson, Ralph L. (Eds.) (1991), Diving Injuries, Nova Press, Ft. Lauderdale, FL


55.  Smith, Larry J., Johnson, Ralph L. Head and Neck Injury Handbook Trial Practice Series (1991), Chapter – Cervical Spine Injuries from Swimming and Aquatic Activities, McGraw – Hill  Co.

56. YMCA of the USA (1991), YMCA Scuba Program Leadership Prep Manual,
YMCA Program Store, Champaign, IL.  (co-Author).

57.  YMCA of the USA (1991), YMCA Instructor
Crossover Prep Manual, YMCA Program Store, Champaign, IL.  (co-Author).


58.  YMCA of the USA (1991), National Scuba Leadership Training Manual, YMCA Program Store, Champaign, IL. (co‑Author).

59.  Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources, Public Bathing Place Manual II – Beach Design (Nov. 1991), Harrisburg, PA.  (co-author, co-editor).



60.  YMCA of the USA,(1990) National YMCA Scuba
Instructor Institute Manual, YMCA Program Store, Champaign, IL (co-author).

61. American National Red Cross (Sept. 1990).  Lifeguarding,
American Red Cross, Washington, D.C. (co‑author).



62.  American National Red Cross. (Sept. 1990).
Guide for Training American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructors, ARC, Washington, DC
(co-author). 

63. American National Red Cross (Sept. 1990). 
Guide for Training American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Trainers, American Red Cross, Washington, DC

64.  Johnson, Ralph L. (Feb. 1990) “Stop Accidents Before They Happen”
Aquatics Magazine, Atlanta, GA

65.  Johnson, Ralph L. (1990).  YMCA P.O.O.L. Operations
Instructors Manual, YMCA Program Store, Champaign, IL

66.  Johnson, Ralph L. (1989). YMCA P.O.O.L. Operations Manual, 1st Edition,
Human Kinetics, Inc. Champaign, IL

67.  Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Resources, Pennsylvania
Bathing Place Design Manual I – Swimming Pools, (June 1989).  Harrisburg, PA.
(Co-author, co-editor).

 68. American National Red Cross. (Sept. 1988). Guide for Training American Red Cross Lifeguard
Instructor Trainers, American Red Cross, Washington, D.C. (co‑author).

 69.  American National Red Cross. (Sept. 1988). Guide for Training American Red Cross Water
Safety Instructors Trainers, American Red Cross, Washington, D.C. (co‑author).

 70. American National Red Cross. (Sept. 1988). Guide for Training Lifeguard Training
Instructors, American Red Cross, Washington, D.C. (co‑author).

 71. American National Red Cross. (Sept. 1988). Guide for Training American Red Cross Water
Safety Instructors, American Red Cross,  Washington, D.C. (co‑author).

 72.  American National Red Cross. (Sept. 1988). American Red Cross Basic Water
Safety and Emergency Water Safety Instructors Manual, American Red Cross, Washington, D.C. (co‑author).

 73.  American National Red Cross. (Sept. 1988). Lifeguard Training (Text Supplement), American Red Cross, 1st edition, Washington, D.C. (co‑author-co-editor).

74.  American National Red Cross. (Sept. 1988). Emergency Water Safety, American Red Cross, 1st edition, Washington, D.C. (co‑authored). 
 

75.  American Red Cross,(Sept. 1988) Basic Water Safety, 1st edition, American Red Cross, Washington, D.C. (co‑author).

76.  YMCA of the USA. (1989). Aquatic Facility Manager Manual, YMCA Program Store,
Champaign, IL. (Developed Administration of Aquatic Safety Module)

77.  Gabrielsen, M. Alexander and Johnson, Ralph L. (August, 1987). Swimming Pools – A Guide to their Planning, Design, and Operation 4th edition, Human Kinetics – Co‑Author, Associate Editor (Wrote chapters 3,5,8,12,13,14).

78.  Johnson, Ralph L., Gabrielsen, M. Alexander, and Clayton, Robert. (April 1987).
New Certification Standard for Lifeguards – Trial Magazine (co‑author).

79.  Daugherty, Neil and Johnson, Ralph L. (March, 1987). Safety in
Physical Education and Sport, AAHPERD, Reston, VA (Chapter 17 – Swimming).

80.   Johnson, Ralph L. and Pyle, Bea (1982).  Aquatic Facilities Management,
1st Edition, AAHPERD, Reston, VA

81.   Johnson, Ralph L. (Winter, 1986). “Preparation for a Career in Aquatics,”
National Aquatics Journal, CNCA, Indianapolis, Ind.

82.  YMCA of the USA. (September, 1986). On the Guard – The YMCA Lifeguard Manual, 1st edition, Human Kinetics Publishers,  Co‑author.

83.  Johnson, Ralph L. (May, 1985). “Water Wisdom,”
High School Sports Magazine, Pindar Press, New York, New York.


84. Johnson, Ralph L. (November, 1984). Preparation for a Career in Aquatics, Proceedings of the 23rd National CNCA Conference, Fort Worth, Texas.


85.  Gabrielsen, M. Alexander and Johnson, Ralph L. (1984). Diving Injuries: A Critical
Insight and Recommendations, Council for National Cooperation in
Aquatics, Indianapolis IN (co-authored.)

86.  Johnson, Ralph L. (November, 1984). The Immediate Management of Spinal Cord
Injuries, Proceedings of the 23rd National CNCA Conference, Fort Worth, Texas.

87.  Johnson, Ralph L. (October, 1984). Swimming Pool Operations Manual, Pennsylvania Department of Community Affairs, Harrisburg, PA, 2nd edition 1986, 3rd edition 1987, 4th edition 1989, 5th edition 1991.

88.  Johnson, Ralph L. (May, 1984). Pool Chemistry, 1st edition, AAHPERD, Reston, VA.

89.  Johnson, Ralph L. (April, 1984). “What Is Your Aquatic Liability IQ?,” National Recreation and Parks Association Journal.

90.  American National Red Cross. (August, 1983). Lifeguard Training – 1st Edition – American Red Cross, Washington, D.C. (Co‑Author, Co‑editor).