Christy David Nolan

Christy David Nolan
Adjunct Faculty - Lifestyle Fitness Activities, Director Campus Rec
Mort Harris RFC, Room 136

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

(313)993-4378

Education
  • Ed.D. Education Leadership & Policy Studies, Higher Ed Administration, Wayne State University
  • Master's Public Administration,  University of Michigan
  • BS, Psychology, Penn State University

Responsibilities

Director of Campus Recreation : Intramurals, Club Sports, Adventure Recreation, High Ropes Course, Teambuilding, Open Recreation, Group Fitness, Employee Wellness, Personal Training, Open Recreation, Student Development.

Area Of Expertise

  • Learning Communities, First Year Experience courses, Student Engagement, Student Development, Critical Thinking

Research Interests

  • FTIAC Retention

Courses Taught

  • Faculty LFA 2560: Creator and Faculty for the Freshmen Quests Learning Community
  • Faculty LFA 1310: Intro to Rock Climbing Instructor

Awards & Honors

2015
Learning Community of the Year

2015
Learning Community Coordinator of the Year

2014
Michigan Intramural Recreational Sports Association, Dr. Tom R. Jones MIRSA Outstanding Member Award

2010
Michigan Intramural Recreational Sports Association, Professional Leadership Scholarship Recipient

Presentations

The Significance of Student Resources and Networking
*Nolan, C*., Hill, W., Deebah, R. 2 2016 Educational session presented at the Great Lakes Regional Student Success Conference. Troy, MI.

Student Perceptions of Significance Acquired from Participation in an Outdoor Themed Learning Community
*Nolan, C.*, Hill, W., Deebah, R. 11 2016 Educational session to be presented at the National Learning Community Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Student Perceptions of a Hybrid Learning Community's Impact on Engagement, Persistence, and Retention
*Nolan, C*., Hill, W. 2 2015 Educational session presented at the Great Lakes Regional Student Success Conference. Troy, MI.

Keep Your Think Tank Well Fed
Bradshaw, R., *Nolan, C.* 4 2014 Educational session presented at the NIRSA National Conference.

The NIRSA Assembly: Current Trends Affecting Our Profession
*Nolan, C.* 10 2013 Educational session presented at the MIRSA State Workshop. Ann Arbor, MI.

Just Hopes & Prayers: Running a Club Sports Program Without Any University Funding
*Nolan, C.* 10 2012 Educational session presented at the MIRSA State Workshop. Saginaw, MI.

I’m Here, Now What: Student Guide to Professional Networking
*Nolan, C.* 10 2012 Educational session presented at the MIRSA State Workshop. Saginaw, MI.

Learning Outcomes of a Campus Recreation Sponsored Academic Learning Community.
*Nolan, C.*, Hill, W. 4 2011 Educational session presented at the NIRSA National Conference. New Orleans, LA

I’m Here, Now What: Student Guide to Professional Networking
*Nolan, C.* 10 2011 Educational session presented at the MIRSA State Workshop. Grand Rapids, MI.

Learning Outcomes of a Campus Recreation Sponsored Academic Learning Community
*Nolan, C.*, Hill, W. 1 2010 Educational session presented at the Region III Lead On Conference. Detroit, MI State

Learning Outcomes of a Campus Recreation Sponsored Academic Learning Community
*Nolan, C.*, 4 2010 Poster Presented at the NIRSA National Conference. Anaheim, CA.

An Urban University Outdoor Experience Orientation Program
*Nolan, C.*, Hill, W. 11 2009 Educational session presented at the AORE Research Symposium. Minneapolis, MN.

Initiating Revenue – Generating Outdoor Orientation Programs
*Nolan, C*., Hill, W. 4 2009 Educational session presented at the NIRSA National Conference. Charlotte, NC.

I’m Here, Now What: Student Guide to Professional Networking
*Nolan, C.* 10 2008 Educational session presented at the MIRSA State Workshop. Detroit, MI.

Initiating Revenue – Generating Outdoor Orientation Programs
*Nolan, C.* 10 2008 Educational session presented at the MIRSA State Workshop. Detroit, MI.

Security Measures in Your Campus Rec Facility
*Nolan, C*., Scrogin, J. 4 2008 Educational session presented at the NIRSA National Conference. Austin, TX.

Incorporating International Sports into Campus Recreation
*Nolan, C.* 10 2006 . Educational session presented at the MIRSA State Workshop. Auburn Hills, MI.

Publications

Broadening the Learning Community Experience: An Outdoor Orientation Program's Impact on Engagement, Persistence, and Retention
*Nolan, Christy David* 1 2013 No. 3602586 Wayne State University, 2013. Ann Arbor: ProQuest.

QUESTS: An Urban University Outdoor Experience Orientation Program As A Retention Vehicle
*Nolan, C*., Hill, W., & Scrogin, J 2010 Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership Vol. 2

Freshmen Quests at Wayne State University: Retaining Students
*Nolan, C* 2009 The Michigan Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Winter

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