Cathy H.C. Hsu
Topic: Which organization do you choose to join for professional development?
With so many hospitality and tourism conferences worldwide, which should you attend? There are so many professional associations, which should you be a member?
The speaker will share her career development journey, where ISTTE is an important and rewarding component, with the participants. It is possible to have a balance among teaching, research, and service activities. The trick is to find the support from a group of colleagues who really care!nder and teacher of the studio
Cathy Hsu is the Chair Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Marketing in the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). Prior to joining PolyU in 2001, she was teaching in the USA for 12 years in two different state universities. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Tourism Management. Her research foci have been tourist behaviors, resident sentiment, and hospitality marketing and branding. She received the John Wiley & Sons Lifetime Research Achievement Award in 2009 and International Society of Travel and Tourism Educator’s Martin Oppermann Memorial Award for Lifetime Contribution to Tourism Education in 2011. She is an Honorable Chairman.
Lianping REN (Eve)
Topic: Welcome the 2022 ISTTE Annual Conference to Macao
Macao Institute of Tourism Studies (IFTM) was ranked No. 14 in the QS ranking 2020, and highly ranked in Shanghai Ranking. It was established in 1995, and is the only government institute specializing in tourism and hospitality in Macao. Eve’s presentation will provide a brief introduction on the institute, program offerings in IFTM, as well as a brief introduction on Macao as a tourism destination. Founder and teacher of the studio
Dr Lianping Ren (also known as Eve Ren) is currently a Professor and the Academic Coordinator for Post Graduate Programs, as well as the Tourism Retail and Marketing Management Program, at the Macao Institute for Tourism Studies. She holds a doctorate from the School of Hotel and Tourism Management, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Master Degree from the University of Warwick, Britain. She is a Certified Hospitality Educator, qualified by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute in 2009; and she obtained Certification of Hotel Industry Analyst jointly issued by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute and the Smith Travel Research.
Topic: Introducing The Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism
The Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism is the professional journal of the International Society of Travel & Tourism Educators (ISTTE). This journal serves as an international interdisciplinary forum and reference source for travel and tourism education. The readership of the journal is international in scope, with a good representation in college and university libraries as well as high schools and professional schools offering courses in travel and tourism. In 2018 the journal was listed as ESCI approved and in 2019 JTTT was listed as a B journal on the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal Quality List. https://abdc.edu.au/research/abdc-journal-list/. The presentation will focus on the state of the journal and a new section being added to the journal.
Dr. Kara Wolfe is the Editor of the Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism (JTTT). She is currently a consultant for Arkansas State University – Newport. Dr. Wolfe completed her Ph.D. at Kansas State University. She has worked at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, North Dakota State University and Bradley University. She has a taught a variety of classes using high-impact practices including study abroad. With over 20 years of experience in teaching in hospitality and tourism at a variety of schools she has developed a passion for the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL).
Topic: Building Back Better – Tourism Education in a Post-Covid World
The 2020 pandemic has changed many aspects of our professional lives. As we prepare for the new normal, this is a critical time to consider what we need to do to build back better. This presentation will discuss the importance of building curriculum on values, examine the ways that tourism educators can contribute to positive social change, and explore the new knowledge and skills our students will need to make a positive impact in the world as we journey through the 21st century.
Dr Jonathon Day, an Associate Professor in Purdue’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, is committed to ensuring tourism is a force for good in the world. In addition to over 30 academic articles and chapters, he is the author of “Introduction to Sustainable Tourism and Responsible Travel” and co-author of “The Tourism System 8th Edition”. Dr Day’s research interests focus on sustainable tourism, responsible travel, and strategic destination governance within the tourism system. He is interested in the role of business in solving grand challenges through corporate social responsibility programs and social entrepreneurship.
Topic: Mentoring the Whole Person
As student affairs personnel, we invest time and resources in the overall knowledge development and acquisition of our student populations; however, many of us struggle with mentoring students beyond becoming doyens when we presumably access one aspect of the student’s life. In this topic, we shall discuss “tool kits” to foster positive mentor-mentee relationships through the Whole Person Development model and college student development theories, provide example scernarios, and consider ways to assess and evaluate.
Ayrielle Espinosa is a graduate coordinator for the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and the Division of Consumer Sciences at Purdue University. Her career spans over 15 years in the education industry ranging in responsibilities: as an instructor to secondary education students in topics of culture, history, government, and foreign languages; to guest-lecturing undergraduates; to an acting facilitator for students to the greater campus community; to coaching graduate students through the policies and procedures from application to graduation. Ayrielle received her Artium Baccalaureus from Indiana State University in Curriculum Instruction and Media Technology. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education.
Topic: Mentorship of Students
Mentorship of students occurs formally and informally; spans across teaching, research, and engagement; and is critical to students of all levels. The emphasis on faculty serving as mentors has increased in academia and is often an expectation for promotion and tenure, but it is also one of the most rewarding aspects of a faculty member’s job. This session will feature tactics by which future faculty members can engage in mentorship and infuse it throughout their many responsibilities. Dr. Gordon will share some of the ways she has mentored undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of teaching, research, and engagement, and facilitate a discussion of mentorship approaches.
Dr. Susan Gordon is an Assistant Professor in the School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Purdue University. She has over ten years of hospitality industry experience which includes various management positions with Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Walt Disney World, and Marriott International. Dr. Gordon’s research area is primarily human resources and she is particularly interested in how organizations can improve employee well-being, both emotional and physical, and increase supervisor and organizational support. Throughout her industry and academic careers, Dr. Gordon has engaged in mentorship and is passionate about this aspect of her role as a faculty member.
Wayne Smith (Co-speaker with Kara Wolfe)
Topic: Introducing the Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism
Dr. Wayne W. Smith is the co-editor of the Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism. He joined Ryerson in 2020 and brings with him over 20 years of tourism experience working with tour operators, destination management companies, accommodation facilities, festivals and non-profit organizations, and still works actively with industry in his role as a consultant to help the tourism industry achieve increased profitability. His recent research examines consumer behaviour related to festivals, marketing and tourist motivations. Prior research has focused on politics and tourism. Wayne has extensively published in the field and has a long history impactful research.
Wayne holds a PhD from the Wilfrid Laurier University and a Masters degree from the University of Waterloo.
Wayne has won a Golden Pineapple Award as well as the Charles R. Goeldner Article of Excellence.
Before joining Ryerson University, Wayne was a Department Chair and Professor for 14 years at the College of Charleston.