Ady Milman

Dr. Ady Milman

Professor


Room: 274

Biography

Ady Milman CV

Expertise: Tourism Planning and Development, Airline Management, Travel Agency Management, Theme Park and Attraction Management, Consumer Behavior and Consumer Experience, International Travel, International Academic Programs

Ady Milman is a Professor of Tourism and Hospitality Management at the Rosen College, University of Central Florida. He began his career as a travel agent and tour operator, earned a master’s in Tourism Planning and Development from the University of Surrey, England, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His extensive background includes research, consulting, publications, public speaking, media appearances, and industry engagement in tourism marketing, consumer behavior, destination management, and theme park management. At UCF, he served as the Research Director of the Dick Pope Sr. Institute for Tourism Studies, conducting numerous proprietary research projects for Central Florida’s tourism and hospitality industry.

Ady Milman is a Professor of Tourism and Hospitality Management at the Rosen College, University of Central Florida. He began his career as a travel agent and tour operator, earned a master’s in Tourism Planning and Development from the University of Surrey, England, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His extensive background includes research, consulting, publications, public speaking, media appearances, and industry engagement in tourism marketing, consumer behavior, destination management, and theme park management. At UCF, he served as the Research Director of the Dick Pope Sr. Institute for Tourism Studies, conducting numerous proprietary research projects for Central Florida’s tourism and hospitality industry.

Dr. Milman’s extensive publication record includes numerous articles and book chapters in top peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Travel Research, Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Consumer Behavior in Tourism and Hospitality, the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, and more. His Google Scholar citation score as of July 2024 exceeds 9,100.

Dr. Milman has received numerous accolades, including the Outstanding Research Performance award, recognizing him as one of the top 2% of scientists worldwide for author career citations. He was also honored with a Fulbright Scholar Award at the Management Center Innsbruck in Austria, the Martin Oppermann Memorial Award for Lifetime Contribution in Tourism Education from the International Society of Tourism and Travel Educators (ISTTE), the Canadian Pacific Tourism Management Visiting Scholar Award at the University of Calgary. In addition, he was admitted to the UCF Scroll & Quill Society for sustained scholarly contributions and has been awarded the UCF Research Incentive Award (RIA), the Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award, and the Rosen College of Hospitality Management Faculty Award for Outstanding Service.

Dr. Milman has received numerous accolades, including the Outstanding Research Performance award, recognizing him as one of the top 2% of scientists worldwide for author career citations. He was honored with a Fulbright Scholar Award at the Management Center Innsbruck in Austria, the Martin Oppermann Memorial Award for Lifetime Contribution in Tourism Education from the ISTTE, and the Canadian Pacific Tourism Management Visiting Scholar Award at the University of Calgary. Additionally, he was admitted to the UCF Scroll & Quill Society for sustained scholarly contributions and has been awarded the UCF Research Incentive Award (RIA), the Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award, and the Rosen College Faculty Award for Outstanding Service.

Dr. Milman is a member of the International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), and the Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education, among other academic and industry organizations, where he has held several leadership roles. He has also served on the Educational Board of the National Tourism Association and the Orlando/Orange County Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Research Committee. Additionally, Dr. Milman is a regular reviewer for several top-tier academic journals.