Dr. Nesbitt is an Associate Professor and the Director of Campus Recreation at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Millersville University of Pennsylvania is part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education that includes 14 institutions located throughout the state. Founded in 1854, Millersville University today enrolls more than 7,500 students and consists of four colleges.
Dr. Nesbitt graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Physical Education Degree. Dr. Nesbitt received a Master of Science degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with an emphasis on Sports Management. Dr. Nesbitt received a Doctor of Philosophy Degree from Purdue University in Education with an emphasis on Counseling and Development.
As an Associate Professor, Dr. Nesbitt has taught the following classes: Wellness, Event and Facility Management, Sport Finance, Mental Training in Sport, Leadership Through Sports as well as several workshops on low and high ropes course administration.
From his arrival at the Millersville campus in 1997 until December 2020 Dr. Nesbitt was ¾ release time to serve as the Director of Campus Recreation at Millersville University. The Campus Recreation Department is responsible for the extensive Intramural program, the Club Sports program, the Ropes Course program, the Aquatics program, as well as management of athletic facilities on the Millersville University campus. Responsibilities include supervising 1 full time professional staff, 2 Graduate Assistants, and up to 120 part time student staff. Since January 2021 Dr. Nesbitt is full time faculty.
Before arriving at Millersville University, Dr. Nesbitt served at Purdue University as an Associate Director of Recreational Sports for 11 ½ years. Responsibilities included: Intramural programming, Club Sports management, facility management, front desk and pro shop supervision, aquatics, and student staff supervision. Prior to employment at Purdue University, Dr. Nesbitt served as a Graduate Assistant at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he was responsible for Special Events programming and supervision of the Ice Arena.
Dr. Nesbitt recently participated in the “Personify Leadership” development program and is now a certified facilitator for this program. Dr. Nesbitt also worked with the NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation Leadership Commission to develop a model for student leadership development.