Jodie H. Adams


Role: Faculty Emeritus
Campus: Springfield



  • REC 490 Orientation to Internship
  • REC 491 Recreation, Sport and Park Administration Internship
  • REC 422 Recreation Facility and Area Management
  • REC 335 Recreation, Sport and Park Administration Practicum
  • REC 406 Promoting Leisure Services

Professional experience

  • Retired Director of Parks, Springfield-Greene County Park Board
  • Past President of National Recreation and Park Association
  • Past President of Missouri Parks and Recreation Association
  • American Academy of Park and Recreation Administrators
  • Fellow member of the top 125 Administrators and Academic Professionals
  • Co-Founder, United States Olympic Committee Community Olympic Program, Springfield, Missouri
  • Member of TEAM USA Volunteer Delegation, 2012 Summer Olympic Games, London, England
  • United State Tennis Association/US Open Tennis Championship, Board of Directors
  • US Play Coalition, Clemson University, Board of Directors, College and High School Sports Official


  • School-Park Partnerships: A Case Study of Best Practices, Playcore Corporation, 2010
  • United We Play: Partnership Best Practices for Play and Recreation, Playcore Corporation, 2011

Contributing Author

  • Management of Park and Recreation Agencies. Revised Second Edition 2005, National Recreation and Park
    Association in cooperation with The Commission of Accredited Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA)

Awards and honors

  • International Tennis Hall of Fame, Samuel Hardy Award (Outstanding Service to Tennis)
  • United States Tennis Association, President's Award and Section Hall of Fame Inductee
  • State of Missouri, Missourian Award
  • Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, President's Award and Athlete/Administrators Inductee
  • Missouri Parks and Recreation Association, Fellow Award & Outstanding Young Professional
  • Leadership Springfield, O. Franklin Kenworthy Leadership Award
  • Missouri State University, Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Springfield Sports Hall of Fame Inductee
  • National Sports Official Recognition - National Federation of High School Officials and Missouri High School Activities Association
  • Springfield Business Journal, Most Influential Woman Recipient
  • Playcore Corporation, "Hero Award" for contributions in parks and recreation nationally