Frank Badu-Baiden

Dr. Frank Badu-Baiden is an Assistant Professor at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management. He holds a Ph.D. in Hotel and Tourism Management from the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where he also earned his alumnus status. Furthermore, he possesses an MPhil degree in Tourism Management from the […]

Dr. Chait Rendu

Dr.Chait Rendu is an Assistant Professor at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management with the department of Tourism, Events and Attractions. Dr.Rendu works with the infectious disease and travel health initiative at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management. He holds a master’s degree in Bio Medical Science and a PhD Modelling and Simulation from […]

Shanequa Bernard

Before becoming an educator, Shanequa “Word Smithe” Bernard was a born an entertainer.  In 2012, she was cast in Theatre UCF’s Ragtime the Musical. In 2013-2014, she was selected as the University of Central Florida’s Keeper of the Creativity Creed. This distinction recognizes exemplary performance by UCF undergraduate students that use their talents to enrich […]

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 Goyzueta’s LinkedIn profile.

Brian Collins

A former Walt Disney Imagineer, Brian helped create the magic for virtually all of Disney’s Florida theme parks. As a master storyteller, he engaged in a variety of creative development projects including writing scripts and spiels for some of the world’s most beloved attractions. However, his depth of expertise reaches well beyond the realm of […]