Associate Professor, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo
Katie Misener, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Her primary research focuses on the capacity and social impact of nonprofit community sport organizations, with a particular focus on how capacity can be enhanced to support sport service delivery and foster community development through sport. Her current research examines the broader social impact of community sport organizations through their socially responsible efforts and the development of social capital among sport volunteers.
Dr. Misener’s research interests also include the role of sport organizations in community health promotion and creating collaborative value through interorganizational relationships. She has presented her research with industry through the Sport Information Research Centre (SIRC), Parks and Recreation Ontario, OutSport Toronto, World Vision Canada, and Ringette Canada.