Sarah Agate

Sarah Agate

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I completed my PhD at Clemson University in 2010 in the department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management. I taught as an adjunct faculty member between 2010 and 2015 at Southern Illinois University, BYU, Southwestern College, and SUNY College at Brockport. I was an Assistant Professor at the College at Brockport from 2015 to 2019 in the department of Recreation and Leisure Studies. I joined the faculty at BYU as an Assistant Professor in the department of Experience Design and Management in June of 2019.


  • PHD, Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, Clemson University, 2010
  • MS, Youth and Family Recreation, Brigham Young University, 2005
  • BS, Family Sciences, Brigham Young University, 2001

Group Affiliations

  • 261 Fearless - 261 Fearless is a global non-profit organization founded by pioneer runner Kathrine Switzer. They use running as a vehicle to empower and unite women through the creation of local running clubs, education programs, communication platforms and social running events. The goal of 261 Fearless is to create a global community for women runners of all abilities to support, encourage, and inspire each other towards a positive sense of self and fearlessness. 2018
  • Work and Family Researchers Network - WFRN is an organization of work and family researchers from various disciplines. They address and advocate for work and family issues to policy makers and practitioners. 2016

Selected Publications

  • "Social justice issues in parks and recreation: Moving beyond the "easy" questions", Journal of Park and Recreation Administration.    


    Academic - Post-Secondary
    • Assistant Professor, The College at Brockport, State University of New York 2015 - 2019
    • Affiliate Faculty Member, Southwestern College 2014 - 2018
    • Instructor, Clemson University 2016 - 2016
    • Instructor, Recreation Management and Youth Leadership, Brigham Young University 2005 - 2011
    • Youth Tennis Instructor, Orem City Recreation Department 1999 - 2006
    • Office Manager, Florida Sea Base 2005 - 2005
    • Researcher, Brigham Young University 2004 - 2007
    • Teaching and Research Assistant, Brigham Young University 2003 - 2005
    • Instructor, Home and Family Living, Brigham Young University 2004 - 2004


  • Honorary Inductee, Rho Phi Lambda National Honor Fraternity
  • Scholarly Incentive Award, The Brockport Foundation
  • Tom and Julia Casey Scholarly Incentive Award, The Brockport Foundation

Certificates and Licenses

  • Certified Deliberative Dialogue Facilitator 2019

Professional Citizenship

  • Journal of Park and Recreation Administration Other June, 2018
  • Journal of Park and Recreation Administration Editor, Associate Editor May, 2017
  • Leisure Sciences Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer May, 2018 - May, 2019
  • Girls on the Run of Greater Rochester Committee/Council Member February, 2017 - May, 2019
  • The Academy of Leisure Sciences Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer September, 2018 - December, 2018
  • The Play Conference 2018 Other January, 2018 - January, 2018
  • The Play Conference 2017 Other January, 2017 - January, 2017
  • The Play Conference 2016 Other January, 2016 - January, 2016
  • Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research Other - March, 2015
  • Journal of Leisure Research Other - January, 2015