William V. Massey, PhD
Women's Building 203C
160 SW 26th Street
Corvallis, OR 97331
Accepting PhD students Not accepting MS students
Dr. Massey’s line of research focuses on the intersection of play, physical activity, and child development. His current line of research is dedicated to understanding how recess quality impacts healthy development in elementary school-aged children.
PhD, Sport and Exercise Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
MS, Psychosocial Kinesiology, Southern Illinois University
BA, Sport Studies, Central Michigan University
Notes From the Backpack: A PTA Podcast
Episode 104 | Recess: Is it Just for Play?
Over the past two decades, scholars and practitioners have taken a keen interest in the field of Sport for Development and Peace (SDP). These efforts have largely focused on and debated the merits of sport as a tool for development, diplomacy, and peace building in under-resourced, underdeveloped, and conflict regions. Making sense of the positive contributions that sport can offer to such complex and multi-faceted issues requires understanding the various connections and meanings that individuals and communities ascribe to their sporting experiences. This book offers a unique outlet for research that engages with, rather than makes claims about, individuals and communities around the world. Diverse, contemporary, and thought-provoking examples of qualitative methods in the study of SDP are detailed, along with rich, meaningful, and provocative insights from these studies.