Career highlights

  • Professor at JWU
  • Worked in the industry on three different continents
  • Rich academic background and experience


B.S., University of Maryland

M.A., George Washington University

Ed.D., George Washington University


CHE – Certified Hospitality Educator

Leave No Trace – trainer

PADI – Professional Association of Diving Instructors

Advanced Spanish Language Immersion Program Graduate

Middle Level German Language Immersion Program Graduate

What online courses could a student possibly take form you?

TRVL3010 Dynamics of Tourism and Sustainability

TRVL3030 International Policies of Tourism

TRVL4160 Travel and Tourism Strategic Management Seminar

What do you like most about teaching online?

The students and I can learn about each other regardless of the physical separation of the members of the class. It is very fulfilling to follow the progress students make with the online technology and this style of learning.

What strategies do you use to keep students engaged?

I encourage students to communicate with other member of the class, share experiences and positions regarding their professional and academic life. The “case study” method of current issues and events is an integral part of the class and the learning process.

How do you bring the industry to life in class?

In my classes, students investigate and present real-life industry scenarios, and I share my own industry experiences. Students also have to read/present current industry trends and events.

Do you have any advice for prospective students?

Be curious and creative. Have self-discipline and adhere to due dates. Ask questions — and be happy! 

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