PhD Student Directory

 

   

Basel Al-Dghishem

Email: basel@knights.ucf.edu

Adviser: Dr. Sevil Sönmez

Research Topic: Events in Saudi Arabia

   

Ying “Lily” Chao

Email: lily1992810314@knights.ucf.edu

Adviser: Dr. Murat Hancer

Research Topic: Smart tourism

   

Jeremy Fairley

Email: Jeremy.Fairley@Knights.UCF.edu

Adviser: Dr. Asli Tasci

Research Topic: Destination Marketing, Marketing Technology, Meeting Planner Site Selection & MICE

   

Melissa Farboudi Jahromi

Email: Melissa_Farboudi@Knights.ucf.edu

Adviser: Dr. Kevin Murphy

Research Topic: Consumer Behavior in Hospitality, Gender Studies in Tourism 

   

Cheryl Jones

Email: Cheryl.jones@knights.ucf.edu

Adviser: Dr. Sevil Sönmez

Research Topic: Poverty Alleviation 

   

Trishna Gajjar

Email: trishnagajjar@knights.ucf.edu

Adviser: Dr. Fevzi Okumus

Research Topic: Strategic management, diversity management, organizational behavior, human resources 

   

Diane Graebner

Email: dsgraebner@knights.ucf.edu

Adviser: Dr. Kevin Murphy

Research Topic: Emotional Intelligence and tourism sales performance 

   

Stephen Hight

Email: skhight@knights.ucf.edu

Adviser: Dr. Kevin Murphy

Research Topic: Entrepreneurship, organizational behavior, restaurant management and operations

   

Jalayer Khalilzadeh

Email: jalayer.khalilzadeh@ucf.edu

Adviser: Dr. Abraham Pizam

Research Topic: Imagination, Network Analysis, Destination Management, Information Technology, Neuroeconomics and Neuropsychology applications in Hospitality and Tourism

   

Mohammed Lefrid

Email: mlefrid@knights.ucf.edu

Adviser: Dr. Fevzi Okumus

Research Topic: Food & Beverage Management and Cross-Cultural HR Management 

   

Elaine Mathis

Email: ElaineMathis@knights.ucf.edu

Advisers: Dr. Mathilda van Niekerk

Dr. Fevzi Okumus

Research Topic: Scale development of co-creation within the events industry

   

Jill Plumer

Email: plumerj@knights.ucf.edu

Adviser: Dr. Denver Severt

Research Topic: Revenue Management

   

Craig Rapp

Email: Craig.Rapp@Knights.ucf.edu

Adviser: Dr. Joe C. Hutchinson

Research Topic: Coaching, Organizational Behavior, and Human Performance 

   

Jennifer Redditt

Email: jenredditt@knights.ucf.edu

Adviser: Dr. Alan Fyall

Research Topic: Sharing Economy Accommodations: Satisfaction and Intention to Repurchase

   

Scott Richardson

Email: scott.richardson@knights.ucf.edu

Advisers: Dr. Alan Fyall

Dr. Joe Hutchinson

Research Topic: Integrated English wine tourism research, marketing strategies

   

Giulio Ronzoni

Email: giulio3788@Knights.ucf.edu

Adviser: Dr. Alan Fyall

Research Topic: Guest service and human resources management in lodging industry

 

 

 

 

Saba Salehi-EsFahani

Email: ssalehie@Knights.ucf.edu

Adviser: Dr. Youcheng Wang

Research Topic: Customer Emotion and Experience, Social Media, Information Technology

 

Ekaterina Sorokina

Email: sorokina@knights.ucf.edu

Adviser: Dr. Youcheng Wang

Research Topic: Smart tourist destinations

   

AJ Templeton

Email: atempleton@knights.ucf.edu

Adviser: Dr. Jill Fjelstul

Research Topic: A future of sustainability within drive tourism 

   

Jessica Wiitala

Email: jwiitala@knights.ucf.edu

Adviser: Dr. Sevil Sönmez

Research Topic: Tourism crisis management, crisis communications, attitudes of visitors

   

Motaz Zaitouni

Email: motaz@Knights.ucf.edu

Adviser: Dr. Kevin Murphy

Research Topic: Hospitality management, human resource management, skills & competencies, training & development, green lodging, small hospitality businesses, service recovery, customer service.