Mat Duerden

Mat Duerden

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Office: W-435 TNRB
Phone: 801-422-3834
Email: duerden@byu.edu

Biography

Mat Duerden received a Ph.D. in Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences from Texas A&M University and a M.S. in Youth and Family Recreation from Brigham Young University. He is an Assistant Professor of Recreation Management at Brigham Young University. His research focuses on experience design in both leisure and work contexts. Mat’s publications have appeared in a variety of journals including Leisure Sciences, Journal of Environmental Psychology, Journal of Adolescent Research and Journal of Leisure Research. Mat is married to Chenae Duerden and they have four children, Jackson, Layla, Cooper, and Adele.

Education

  • PhD, Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences, Texas A&M University, 2009
  • MS, Youth and Family Recreation, Brigham Young University, 2006
  • BA, German, Brigham Young University, 2003

Group Affiliations

  • Academy of Management - The Academy of Management is the preeminent professional association for management and organization scholars. Our worldwide members are professors and Ph.D. students in business schools at universities, academics in related social science and other fields, and practitioners who value knowledge creation and application. Founded in 1936, our global community today is nearly 20,000 strong, spanning 115 countries. 2016 - 2017
  • National Recreation and Park Association 2005 - 2016

Selected Publications

  • "The Function of Field Study: Comparison of Limited and Full Field Experience Courses", Research in Outdoor Education.    
  • "Perspectives: Why every corporation should hire a TRS.", Professional issues in therapeutic recreation: On competence and outcomes, Pages 101–112, Sagamore, Urbana, IL, N. Stumbo, B. Wolfe, & S. Pegg 2017.    
  • "Perspectives: Why every corporation should hire a TRS.", Professional issues in therapeutic recreation: On competence and outcomes, Pages 101–112, Sagamore, Urbana, IL, N. Stumbo, B. Wolfe, & S. Pegg 2017.    
  • "Why People play at work: A theoretical examination of leisure-at-work", Leisure Sciences, Pages 15, Routledge, NY, New York, 2017.    
  • "Being Student and Practitioner Centered: Lessons Learned from Integrating a Recreation Management Department into a Business School. ", Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, Edition 2, Volume 31, Issue 2, Pages 11, Sagamore, 2016.    
  • "Facilitating innovation in leisure service organizations", Journal of Park and Recreation Administration Edition 2, Volume 34, Issue 2, Pages 49-61, 2016.    
  • "Conceptualizing structured experiences: Seeking interdisciplinary integration", Journal of Leisure Research Edition 5, Volume 47, Issue 5, Pages 601-620, 2015.    
  • "Impact of conservation corps experience on corps members", Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership Edition 1, Volume 7, Issue 1, 2015.    
  • "The impact of camp employment on the workforce development of emerging adults", Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, Edition 1, Volume 32, Issue 1, Pages 26-44, 2014.    
  • "Youth time outside: A comparison of time use methodologies", Journal of Leisure Research, Edition 5, Volume 46, Issue 5, Pages 635-643, 2014.    
  • "Increasing and Generalizing Self-Efficacy: The effects of adventure recreation on the academic efficacy of early adolescents", Journal of Leisure Research, Edition 2, Volume 47, Issue 2, Pages 165-183, Sagamore, Urbana, IL, 2014.    
  • "The impact of intentional parental involvement on a structured youth program experience: A qualitative Inquiry", Journal of Youth Development, Edition 3, Volume 8, Issue 3, 2013.    
  • "The diversity of therapeutic recreation: Application of TR in corporate world of business", Therapeutic Recreation Journal, Edition 1, Volume 47, Issue 1, Pages 1-12, National Recreation and Parks Association, 2013.    
  • "Antecedents of identity development in a structured recreation setting: A qualitative inquiry", Journal of Adolescent Research, Edition 2, Volume 27, Issue 2, Pages 183-202, 2012.    
  • "Measuring life skills: Standardizing the assessment of youth development indicators", Journal of Youth Development, Edition 1, Volume 7, Issue 1, 2012.    
  • "The impact of postprogram reflection on recreation program outcomes", Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, Edition 1, Volume 30, Issue 1, Pages 36-50, 2012.    
  • "An approach to theory-based youth programming", New Directions for Youth Development, Edition S1, Volume 2011, Issue S1, Pages 39-53, 2011.    
  • "Assessing the need for the development of standardized life skills measures", Journal of Extension, Edition 5, Volume 49, Issue 5, 2011.    
  • "An ecological systems theory perspective on youth programming", Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, Edition 2, Volume 28, Issue 2, Pages 108-120, 2010.    
  • "Evaluating youth programs: An overview of practitioner led evaluations", Journal of Youth Development, Edition 1, Volume 5, Issue 1, 2010.    
  • "Positive youth development: What it is and how it fits in therapeutic settings", Journal of Therapeutic Schools and Programs, Edition 1, Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 118-133, 2010.    
  • "The impact of direct and indirect experiences on the development of environmental knowledge, attitudes and behavior", Journal of Environmental Psychology, Edition 4, Volume 30, Issue 4, Pages 379-392, 2010.    
  • "The impact of socialization on youth program outcomes: A social development model perspective", Leisure Sciences, Edition 4, Volume 32, Issue 4, Pages 299-317, 2010.    
  • "Adventures in identity development: The impact of a two-week adventure program on adolescent identity development", Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research, Edition 4, Volume 9, Issue 4, Pages 341-359, 2009.    
  • "The attributes of effective field staff in wilderness programs: Changing youths' perspectives of being "cool"", Therapeutic Recreation Journal, Edition 1, Volume 43, Issue 1, Pages 11-26, 2009.    
  • "Promoting supportive relationships in youth programs: A self-determination theory perspective", Journal of Youth Development, Edition 3, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2009.    

Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary
    • Assistant Professor - Extension Specialist, Texas A&M University 2010 - 2012
    • Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Texas A&M University 2009 - 2010

Awards

  • Alumni Research Fellow , BYU Marriott School , 2016

Languages

  • German

Professional Citizenship

  • Journal of Park and Recreation Administration Editor, Associate Editor August, 2016
  • Leisure Sciences Editor, Associate Editor February, 2013
  • Texas Partnership for Out-of-School Time Board Member January, 2011 - July, 2012

Presentations

  • Recreation-at-Work: More than just fun and games - National Recreation and Parks Association Conference - NRPA Research Sessions - 2016
  • Recreation-at-Work: The employee perspective - National Recreation and Parks Association Conference - NRPA Research Sessions - 2016
  • Work hard, play hard: Developing firm internal social capital through recreation at work - - Academy of Management Annual Meeting - 2016
  • Personality and Performance: An examination of relationships between personality & performance among adventure therapy field guides. - Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Council - Wilderness Therapy Symposium - 2015
  • Work hard, play hard: Developing collaborative capacity through recreation at work - - Positive Organizational Scholarship Research Conference - 2015
  • Conceptualizing experiences: A multi-disciplinary synthesis - - Leisure Science Association Conference - 2014
  • Global Explorers Journaling and Reflection Initiative - Association for Experiential Education - 2014 Symposium for Experiential Education Research - 2014
  • Positive Youth Development: Building Life Skills through Youth Sports - NRPA - Leisure Research Symposium - 2014
  • Socioecological correlates of daily unstructured outside play in a sample of Texas youth - - Canadian Congress on Leisure Research - 2014
  • Transformative travel: Measuring study abroad activities and outcomes - National Recreation and Parks Association - Leisure Research Symposium - 2014
  • Work hard, play hard…at work: A theory on the growing phenomenon of leisure at work - - Academy of Management Annual Meeting - 2014
  • Moving beyond customer satisfaction: Staging memorable recreation experiences. - National Recreation and Park Association - National Recreation and Park Association Annual Congress - 2013
  • Youth time outside: A comparison of time use methodologies - National Recreation Park Association - Leisure Research Symposium - 2013
  • Children And nature research panel: What we know, what we’re learning, and what we need to do - American Camp Association - American Camp Association National Conference - 2012
  • Research Findings from an Adventure Recreation Lab - Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education - Research Symposium - 2012
  • Young people and the environment: International perspectives on the effect of environmental education initiatives - National Association for Research in Science Teaching - National Association for Research in Science Teaching International Conference - 2012