Congratulations to Dr. Angela Durko and her RPTS 302 class. They have been connecting with the Cologne Business School as they both study target markets. They made news in Germany in the piece at the link below. https://cbs.de/en/university/news/texas-calling-joint-project-between-cbs-and-texas-am-students/
Congratulations to Dr. Amanda Stronza and her colleagues at Ecoexist for: A feature article publication about Ecoexist in World Wildlife Fund’s magazine. The story and images capture the complex challenge of human-elephant conflict and the work Ecoexist is doing to help. https://www.worldwildlife.org/magazine/issues/winter-2018/articles/living-with-elephants-in-botswana–2 Their recent publication in Biological Conservation, “Elephant space-use is not a good predictor of crop-damage” https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0006320718304385
Congratulations to Dr. Gerard Kyle for being selected as the 2018 recipient of the Shaw-Mannell award for career contributions to the study of leisure and influence on leisure scholarship. This award is presented by the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of Waterloo.
Congratulations to Andrew Lacanienta for having a publication based on his thesis accepted. Lacanienta, A., Duerden, M. D., Widmer, M., & Courtright, S. (2018). Leisure at work and employee flourishing. Journal of Leisure Research.
Congratulations to Dr. Gerard Kyle for being selected as the 2018 recipient of the Distinguished Researcher award by the Academy of Leisure Sciences.
Congratulations to Dr. David Scott for being selected as the 2018 recipient of the Excellence in Teaching award by the Academy of Leisure Sciences.
Congratulations to Dr. Courtney Suess-Raeisinafchi for a couple of recent publications: Dogru, D., Mody, M., & Suess, C. (2019) Addressing the hotel industry’s soliloquy: Using disruptive innovation theory to quantify Airbnb’s impact across 10 key hotel markets. Tourism Management (forthcoming) Mody, M., Suess, C., & Lehto, X. (2018) Going Back to its Roots: Can Hospitableness Provide Hotels Competitive Advantage Over the Sharing Economy? International Journal of Hospitality Management available online: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhm.2018.05.017
Congratulations to Dr. Tazim Jamal. The Academy for the Study of Tourism (international membership) has made her an Invited Guest Scholar. The Academy only makes such invitations to established and highly regarded scholars who have made a significant contribution to tourism research. Invited Scholars participate in the Academy conference (May of 2019) and present their most exciting research to the Fellows of the Academy. It is an honor to be invited as a first step toward possible induction. Only Invited Scholars are eligible to become Fellows.
Congratulations to Dr. John Crompton who was honored with the Grand Opening of Crompton’s at the Epic in Grand Prairie, Texas. Crompton’s is a pub in the new multimillion dollar Recreation Center. Dr. Crompton spoke to dignitaries before cutting the ribbon and posing with wife Liz. If you’re in Grand Prairie, stop in at Crompton’s at the Epic!
Congratulations to Dr. John Crompton who has received his share of accolades over the years for excellent work in our profession. It is possible that Rick Herold (Director of Parks, Arts and Recreation) and others in Grand Prairie have come up with the ultimate way to honor John Crompton. On Friday, October 26th that department will officially open “Crompton’s at the Epic.” Crompton’s is THE PUB at the new multimillion dollar Epic Recreation Center in Grand Prairie!