Keith Ernce, Ph.D.



Keith Ernce

B.S.   Oral Roberts University
M.S.   University of Tulsa
Ph.D.  University of New Mexico

Mailing Address:
Department of Kinesiology
Missouri State University
901 South National Avenue
Springfield, MO 65897

Communication Links:
Office Phone: 417-836-8360
Fax: 417-836-4200

Office Location:

Kings Annex 103

Experience Background

Dr. Ernce began his professional career in 1978 as the Aquatics Program Director at Oral Roberts University, and later served as the Coordinator for the Recreation Emphasis from 1981-86. He also was the Assistant Track coach for two seasons. In 1986, he joined the faculty in recreation studies at Missouri Western State College and was elected Chairperson of HPER in 1987 serving in that capacity until 1994. He also served as President of the 1100 member Missouri Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance in 1994. His next assignment was as the Director of the School of Recreation and Sport Sciences at Ohio University 1994-1999 followed by two more years as the Graduate Coordinator. He was hired as the new Department Head of HPER at Missouri in 2001.  Dr. Ernce became Director of Recreation and Leisure Studies at Missouri on July 1st, 2005.

Professional Activities

Administration, personnel management, funding of public recreation, fund-raising, accreditation, instructional technology.