Gregor Thomas Kay, EdD

Assistant Professor
Kennamer Rm. 117

Hi there! I am a native of Hattiesburg Mississippi. A Father of two boys, and ecstatic to be at JSU! Professionally, I am a results-oriented Certified Parks and Recreation Professional. Areas of Specialization...Recreation Leadership, Outdoor Leadership, Education/Instruction, Directing, Resource Management, Recreation Administration and more.

Gregor Kay

Courses Taught

  • Recreation Leadership courses
  • Sport Management and Recreation shared curriculum
  • HPE activity courses specializing in outdoor recreation

Academic/Research Interests

  • Nature-based Tourism, Outdoor Recreation, Recreation Leadership, Leisure, Travel


  • Doctorate: The University of Georgia (2006). Recreation & Leisure Studies (Recreation Resource Management emphasis)
  • Masters: The University of Southern Mississippi. (1995). Recreation Administration & Therapeutic Recreation.
  • Bachelors: The University of Southern Mississippi. (1992). Recreation. Commercial Recreation emphasis.