Michael Duignan

Expertise: The economics and social impacts of sporting and cultural events, particularly major events; event-led urban development and regeneration; event tourism; tourism development; human rights; community rights; human trafficking; management studies; field configuring events. Dr. Mike Duignan is a tenured Associate Professor at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida, and is […]

Flora Maria Diaz-Perez

Dr. Flora Maria Diaz-Perez is Senior Lecturer at La Laguna University (ULL)>   She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Management and a Ph.D. from ULL. She is chief of the research group “Turismo. Competitiveness and Sustainability”, which has a long trajectory in the research line on market segmentation and environmental policy and obtained the […]

Michelle Theresa McLeod

Dr. Michelle McLeod is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the Dick Pope Sr. Institute for Tourism Studies at Rosen College of Hospitality Management and is a Senior Lecturer at The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica. Her tourism industry experience spans over 30 years. Her research interests include knowledge networks, destination and policy […]

Stephen Pratt

Stephen “Steve” Pratt is Full Professor and Department Chair of Tourism, Events and Attractions at Rosen College of Hospitality Management, a position he took up in August 2022. Steve holds a Bachelor’s degree and Master degrees in Economics from the University of Sydney, Australia, and a Ph.D. from the University of Nottingham, UK. Prior to […]

Christopher Goyzueta

Specialties: Business Management, Team Building, Goal setting & execution, branding, marketing, finance, sales, negotiating, fitness, music business View Chris Giyzueta’s LinkedIn profile.

Carissa Baker

 Expertise: Theme Parks and Attractions, Narrative and Culture, Guest Experience, Media Studies, Technology, Sustainable Tourism, Literary and Media Tourism Dr. Carissa Baker studies theme parks and attractions from a variety of perspectives, including their characteristics as art, business, culture, and technology. She holds a Ph.D. in Texts and Technology from the University of Central Florida; […]

Sergio Alvarez

Sergio Alvarez CV Sergio is a natural resource economist researching how natural resources and the environment contribute to human well-being through the provision of ecosystem services such as food, recreation, and protection from natural and man-made hazards. He holds a BA in Environmental Sciences, and MS and PhD degrees in Food and Resource Economics, all […]

Yan Arthur Huang

Arthur Huang, Ph.D. CV Expertise: Big Data Analytics in Travel and Tourism Smart Cities; Destination planning and Management; Human-Environment Systems; Complex Systems; Agent-Based Modeling Dr. Arthur Huang has an interdisciplinary background in engineering and tourism research. He is affiliated with both Rosen College of Hospitality Management and College of Engineering and Computer Science working on smart cities and smart […]

Kayode D. Aleshinloye

Kayode D. Aleshinloye CV Kayode D. Aleshinloye, Ph.D. received a Ph.D. in Recreation, Park, & Tourism Sciences at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas (2015) and M.S. in Tourism Management at Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus (2009). Prior to that, Kayode attained his Bachelor’s degree at University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria, majoring in Home Science and […]