Refereed Journal Publications
"Using Local Cusine When Promoting Small Caribbean Island Destinations" (with F Okumus, G Kock, and B Okumus), Submitted To: Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing (2011)
"Determining the Timeshare Owner-Heritage/Cultural Tourist Connection" (with Tammie J. Kaufman), Journal of Retail & Leisure Property (2010)
This study's purpose is to look at the timeshare owner who has similar characteristics to...
"Challenges Of and Opportunities for Heritage Tourism in the Carifourm Countries of the Caribbean", Submitted To: Journal of Heritage Tourism (2009)
"Tertiary Travel and Tourism Education: Using Action Research Cycles to Provide Information on Pedaggical Applications Associated With Reflexivity, Team-Based Learning and Communities of Practice" (with Gayle Jennings and Kara Wolfe), Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism (2009)
Part of pedagogical practice is continuous monitoring and evaluation of classroom teaching strategies to innovate...
"The Impact of Climate Change on Heritage Tourism in the Caribbean: A Case Study from Speightsown, Barbados, West Indies", The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses (2009)
Climate change in the Caribbean has several direct impacts including, rising sea level, dying reef...
"Antigua's Tourism on the Rebound", Caribbean Tourism Directions (1997)
"Assessment of Risk Critical in the Financing of New Projects", Caribbean Tourism Directions (1997)
"Why Invest in the Caribbean?", Coopers & Lybrand (Canada) Real Estate News Journal (1997)
"Barbados Prepares for the Rapid Groeth of Cruising", World Cruising Review (1994)
"Do Eco Tourism Projects Have What It Takes?", Caribbean Tourism Today (1994)
"Values in Tourism: An Itinerary to Tourism Ethics", Annals of Tourism Research (2011)
"The Encyclopedia of Tourism and Recreation in Marine Environments", Annals of Tourism Research (2009)
"Is the Sacred for Sale? Tourism and Indigenous People", Annals of Tourism Research (2008)
"Cruise Ship Tourism", Annals of Tourism Research (2006)
"International Encyclopedia of Hospitality Management", Annals of Tourism Research (2006)
Conference Presentations and Proceedings (Peer Reviewed)
"Diabetes, Grand Rapids Restaurants and Hospitality and Tourism Research", Great Lakes Hospitality and Tourism Educators 2012 Conference (2012)
"Taking the Classroom on the High Seas: A More Engaging Education" (with S Lee), International Counicl on Hotel and Restaurant and Institutional Education (ICHRIE) Central Federation Research Symposium (2011)
"Assessment Tools in Hospitality Education" (with A Adams, M Sciarini, P Stansbie, and L Slevitch), The 30th Annual Conference of the International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators (ISTTE) International Sounds & Tastes of Tourism Education (2011)
"How Clear is your Lens? A Discussion About Diversity and Stratefies for Inclusion Both in and Beyond the Classroom" (with M Imungi), Grand Valley State University New Faculty Orientation (2011)
"Sharing the Caribbean Slavery Experience: The Caribbean Heritage Tourism Project" (with A Rosenau), The International Conference of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Management. Theme Engendering Growth: Sustainable Development in Business, Hospitality and Tourism Management (2011)
"Hospitality Students' Perception of the Dining Experience in Grand Rapids 2011" (with K Haisma and E Pruitt) (2012)
"Art and Hospitality: Incorporating Wax Crayons and Drawing Paper in Assessing Student Perception of the Hospitality Sector" (with E Pruitt), International Sociery of Travel and Tourism Educatiors (ISTTE), 30th Annual Conference 2011 (2011)
"Yes You Can Serve Two Masters: Reflexivity and Mystery Shopping in Hospitality Education" (with E Pruitt) (2011)
"Reserach, Reflection and Learning Experience: Multi-Unit Food Service Operation in Aruba, 2008", Inaugural Flordia Statewide Symposium of Engagement in Undergraduate Research (2008)
"Video Game Playing as a Component of Attraction Management Instruction: Does it Improve Student Performance?", International Sociery of Travel and Tourism Educators (ISTTE) 2007 Conference (2007)
"When Hosts Become Guests: The Diaspora and its Importance to Tourism", Environment 6123: Sustainable Tourism in the Coastal Zone (2012)
"Caribbean Hospitality Schools: Responding to the Demands of the Industry", Keynote Presentation to the Caribbean Tourism Education Alliance (CTEA) Educator's Symposium (2009)
"Perspectives and Challenges of Heritage Tourism Development", The 2nd Annual Heritage Tourism workshop entitled, Towards National Strategies for Sustainable Heritage Tourism Development in the Caribbean (2009)
"Cultivating Tourism with Heritage: Creating Synergies between Culture and Tourism", The Aruba Hotel and Tourism Association (2008)
"The Impact of Climate Change on Heritage Tourism in the Caribbean: A Case Study from Speightstown, Barbados, West indies", The 2nd Annual Heritage Tourism workshop entitled, Towards National Strategies for Sustainable Heritage Tourism Development in the Caribbean (2008)
Grant Proposals Awarded
Centre for Lifelong Learning at the University of Aruba, Workshop to be held April 26,...
2006 Award by the Dean of The Rosen College of Hospitality Management. Grant Amount: $2,250
Knowledge Of, Attitude and Behavior Toward the Hospitality Industry by Minority Students at the University of Central Flordia (with D Severt) (2006)
2006 Summer Faculty Development Conference: Diversity Track. Grand Amount: $2,000
Heritage and Cultural Tourism Impact and Interest in Orlando Florida Rosen College of Hospitality Management In-House Grant (with T Kaufman) (2005)
Grand Amount: $2,000
A Proposal to Conduct a Review of the Hospitality and Tourism Programme at the University of the West Indies (with A Pizam, R Ashley, and M Joppe) (2009)
Submitted to Vice Chancellor Dr. E. Nigel Harris, University of the West Indies. Grant Amount:...
Submitted to United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Frontlines Project. Grand Amount: $5,000...
Rosen College of Hospitality Management Dick Pope Sr. Institute for Tourism Studies "Success of, and Challenges Facing the Canadian Snowbirds in Central Florida 2008-2011" (with R Croes, T Hara, and S Smith) (2008)
A Research Proposal submitted to the RBC Bank and The Canadian Snowbird Association. Grand Amount:...