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 Daniel L. Spears
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Daniel L. Spears
Associate Professor-Hospitality & Tourism Management
 
Email  dspears@unt.edu    Contact Number 940-565-4346    Fax No: 940-565-4348    CMHT Profile CMHT Profile   
Keywords Sustainability, Sustainable Tourism Development, Services Marketing, & Strategic Management   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership-Permanent   
toggle toggle Professional Preparation
 DegreeMajor/Thesis/DissertationInstitutionYear
 Ph.D.Hospitality Management - Dissertation: Rural Residents' Perceptions and Attitudes of Native American Gaming Development in KansasKansas State University Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics, College of Human Ecology, Manhattan, Kansas2000
 M.Sc.Service Management - Thesis: Casino Player Tracking Systems: A Comparative Analysis of Existing Industry Information Systems as they Relate to the Facilitation of Relationship Management and MarketingRochester Institute of Technology School of Hospitality and Service Management, College of Applied Science and Technology, Rochester, New York1996
 B.Sc.Hotel and Resort Management - Minor in Political ScienceRochester Institute of Technology School of Hospitality and Service Management, College of Applied Science and Technology, Rochester, New York1995
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Spring 2014HMGT4860002Hospitality Business Strategies Download Syllabus
Fall 2013HMGT4860002Hospitality Business Strategies Download Syllabus
Spring 2013HMGT4860002Hospitality Business Strategies Download Syllabus
Fall 2012HMGT2800001Foundations of International Travel and Tourism Download Syllabus
Summer 2011SMHM2800001Foundations of International Travel and Tourism Download Syllabus
Summer 2011SMHM4860001Hospitality Business Strategies Download Syllabus
Summer 2011SMHM2800001Foundations of International Travel and Tourism Download Syllabus
Summer 2011SMHM4860001Hospitality Business Strategies Download Syllabus
Fall 2011SMHM5530001International Sustainable Tourism  
Fall 2011SMHM5630002Event Management  
Fall 2011SMHM5630004Event Management  
Fall 2010SMHM5530001International Sustainable Tourism36 
Fall 2010SMHM5630002Event Management54 
Spring 2010SMHM4860001Hospitality Business Strategies165 
Spring 2010SMHM5260001Hospitality Business Strategies3 
Spring 2010SMHM5860002Strategic Management in the Hospitality Industry24 
Fall 2009SMHM4860001Hospitality Business Strategies78 
Fall 2009SMHM5260001Hospitality Business Strategies3 
Fall 2009SMHM5630002Event Management33 
toggle toggle Research and Expertise
International Tourist Consumption and Activity Behavior
 

Tourism Development and Sustainability (Social/Cultural and Environmental Issues)
 

Travel Motivations, Influencers/Inducement, and Perceptions in Tourism Marketing
 

toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2012-PresentAssociate Professor of Hospitality & Tourism Management & MIST Graduate AdvisorDepartment of Hospitality & Tourism ManagementCollege of Merchandising, Hospitality & TourismUniversity of North Texas, Denton, TX
2013-2013Visiting Professor of International Sustainable Tourism MISTCATIE (Centro Agronomico Tropical de Investigacion y Ensenanza). Turrialba, Cartago, Costa Rica.
2012-2012Visiting Professor of International Sustainable Tourism MISTCATIE (Centro Agronomico Tropical de Investigacion y Ensenanza). Turrialba, Cartago, Costa Rica.
2007-2012Assistant Professor of Hospitality ManagementDepartment of Hospitality & Tourism ManagementCollege of Merchandising, Hospitality & TourismUniversity of North Texas, Denton, TX
2000-2007Assistant Professor of Hospitality Management School of Travel Industry ManagementUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii
1999-2000Staff Assistant/Graduate Teaching Assistant (Dual Appointment)Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning and the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
1998-1999Graduate Research Assistant Center for the Advancement of Teaching and LearningKansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
1997-1999Graduate Teaching AssistantDepartment of Hospitality Management and DieteticsCollege of Human EcologyKansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
1994-1996Teaching and Research AssistantSchool of Hospitality and Service ManagementCollege of Applied Science and TechnologyRochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York
1985-1990Combat Medical Specialist/Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) – MOS: 91 Alpha. Honorable DischargeHeadquarters and Alpha Company, 10th Medical Battalion10th Mountain Division, Ft. Drum, NYUnited States Army
toggle toggle Faculty Workload
Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
2013-2014404020
2012-2013404020
2011-2012404020
2009-2010404020
toggle toggle Publications
  Type  Publications per page   1  2 3 4 5 6 7 
  YearPublication  Type
2013
Submitted
Using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) to understand the impact of Hollywood movies and television on destination image, tourist activity, and purchasing behavior.
Spears, D., Josiam, B., Pookulangara, S. & Kinley, T.
The Journal of Destination Marketing & Management.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
2013
Published
Hollywood and Fashion: Influence on Apparel Purchase Decisions
Pookulangara, S., Kinley, T., Josiam, B., & Spears, D.
The International Journal of Sales, Marketing and Retailing, 2(1), pp. 50-63.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
2012
Published
Indian tourists’ motivation and perception of Bangkok, Thailand
Siri, R., Kennon, L., Josiam, B. & Spears, D.
Tourismos: An International Multidisciplinary Journal of Tourism, 7(1), pp. 61-79.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
2012
Published
Tourist see tourist do: the influence of Hollywood movies and television on tourism motivation and activity behavior
Spears, D., Josiam, B., Kinley, T., & Pookulangara, S.
FIU Hospitality Review, 30(1), pp. 53-74.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
2012
Submitted
Sustainable Tourism Marketing Development and Affiliation Plan for Costa Rica (Propriety Information), Turrialba, Cartago, Costa Rica.
Spears, D., Vargas, E., Davis, E., & Vaught, S.
Global Institute for Sustainable Tourism Research (GISTR), University of North Texas and CATIE (Centro Agronomico Tropical de Investigacion y Ensenanza).
Other
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  Type  Conference Publications per page   1  2 3 4 5 6 7 
  YearPublication  TypeAcceptance Rate
2013
Published
“Namaste London”; “An Evening in Paris”: Bollywood movies and their impact on Gen Y Indians’ perceptions of Europe.” 
Josiam, B.M., Spears, D., Pookulangara, S., Dutta, K., Kinley, T.
Proceedings of the World Conference on Hospitality, Tourism and Event Research & International Convention and Expo Summit 2013 (WHTER-ICES). Bangkok, Thailand, May 2013.
Refereed 
2013
Published
Using Structural Equation Modeling to understand the impact of Bollywood movies on destination image, tourist activity & purchasing behavior of Indians.
Josiam, B.M., Spears, D., Pookulangara, S., Dutta, K., Kinley, T. & Duncan, J.L.
Proceedings of the 11th Asia-Pacific Council on Hotel, Restaurant, & Institutional Education (APAC-CHRIE) Conference. Macau, SAR, China, May 2013.
Refereed 
2013
Published
Using the Involvement construct to understand the impact of Bollywood on the activities and behaviors of Indian tourists: an empirical study.
Josiam, B.M., Spears, D., Dutta, K., Pookulangara, S., & Kinley, T.
Proceedings of the 10th Annual World Congress of the Academy for Global Business Advancement (AGBA). Bangkok, Thailand, June 2013.
RefereedBest Paper Award
2013
Published
Using Structural Equation Modeling to understand the impact of Bollywood Movies on destination image, tourist activity & purchasing behavior of Indians.
Josiam, B.M., Spears, D., Pookulangara, S., Dutta, K., Kinley, T. & Duncan, J.L.
The 11th Asia-Pacific Council on Hotel, Restaurant, & Institutional Education (APAC-CHRIE) Conference. Macau, SAR, China, May 2013.
Refereed 
2012
Published
Marketing cultural and heritage tourism in the Marshall islands.
Spears, D. & Collison, F.
Congreso Nacional de Conservacion en Tierra Privadas (National Conference of Conservation in Private Areas), Monteverde, Costa Rica.
Refereed 
toggle toggle Editorships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2005Proceedings for the Fourth Asia Pacific Forum for Graduate Student Research in Tourism “Winds of Change in Tourism Research: Voyages of Inquiry and Discovery.”EditorConference Proceedings
toggle toggle Major Work in Collections
YearName of WorkPlace Held
1998-2006Teaching at Kansas State University: A Handbook for Graduate Students.Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning. Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.
toggle toggle Lectures/Symposia
YearTitleRoleOrganization
2013Certification in Sustainable TourismGuest SpeakerCollege of Merchandising, Hospitality & Tourism
2011Sustainability Issues in the Hospitality Industry.Guest SpeakerSchool of Merchandising and Hospitality Management, University of North Texas
2010Sustainable Tourism Development in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI).Guest SpeakerSchool of Merchandising and Hospitality Management, University of North Texas
2008Gaming Management in the United States: Economic, Environmental, and Social-Cultural ImpactsGuest SpeakerSchool of Merchandising and Hospitality Management, University of North Texas
2008Research Challenges: Managing Methodology: Survey Design, Translation, and Data CollectionGuest SpeakerSchool of Merchandising and Hospitality Management, University of North Texas
2008Sustainable Tourism Development on Bikini Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI)Guest SpeakerSchool of Merchandising and Hospitality Management, University of North Texas
2007Research Challenges: Managing Methodology in Tourism ResearchGuest SpeakerSchool of Merchandising and Hospitality Management, University of North Texas
2007Leadership in Everything we doKeynote AddressEta Sigma Delta (ESD) Inductee Ceremony University of North Texas
2005Winds of Change in Tourism Research: Voyages of Inquiry and DiscoveryConference OrganizerFourth Asia Pacific Forum for Graduate Student Research in Tourism School of Travel Industry Management, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Honolulu, Hawaii
2004Hospitality ManagementSession ChairThird Asia Pacific Forum for Graduate Student Research in Tourism. Beijing, China.
2004International Workshop Proceedings: Festival and Event TourismSession ChairHue University of Economics. Hue, Vietnam.
2004Srinakarinwirot University MBA & Faculty Seminar: Service Quality - Advantages, Satisfaction, and MeasurementGuest SpeakerSchool of Travel Industry Management Professional Programs, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Honolulu, Hawaii.
2002-2006Gaming Development in the United States: Social/Cultural, Environmental, and Economic ImpactsGuest SpeakerSchool of Travel Industry Management, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Honolulu, Hawaii
2001Guizhou Tourism Training Center Seminar: Service Innovations and Transformational ChangeGuest SpeakerSchool of Travel Industry Management Professional Programs, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Honolulu, Hawaii.
2001The Beijing Institute of Tourism Seminar: Service Innovations and Transformational ChangeGuest SpeakerSchool of Travel Industry Management Professional Programs, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Honolulu, Hawaii.
2000 Keynote AddressEta Sigma Delta (ESD) Inductee Ceremony School of Travel Industry Management, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Honolulu, Hawaii
toggle toggle News Articles
Ask the Expert: How do you create vacation memories without breaking the bank?

Featured in the “Ask the Expert” section (p. 14) of the University of North Texas’ North Texan Magazine:
Beck, M. (2009, Summer).  Ask the Expert: How do you create vacation memories without breaking the bank?  The North Texan, 59(2), p. 14.


Travel tips for domestic and international excursions.

Interviewed for a story on summer travel in the INHouse Online Newspaper at the University of North Texas:
Bobo, C. (2009, May 31). Travel tips for domestic and international excursions.  INHouse Online Magazine, University of North Texas.


Was dumping into the Ala Wai the only option?
Quoted in Honolulu Advertiser article (April 9, 2006). Was dumping into the Ala Wai the only option? By Rob Perez, regarding the dumping of raw sewage into the Ala Wai Canal in April 2006 after the rupture of an underground pipe in Waikiki.

Cross-cultural tourist consumption and activity behavior in Waikiki
Quoted in Honolulu Star Bulletin article (October 17, 2004, P. E1 & E15). Hey! Big Spenders, by Allison Schaefers, regarding the Center for Retail Excellence and research regarding cross-cultural tourist consumption and activity behavior in Waikiki.

Tourism in Costa Rica: Emerald Eagles 2010
Blog
UNT Emerald Eagle Scholars travel to Costa Rica this summer to learn about ‘green’ tourism and travel in a program led by faculty from UNT’s Hospitality Management Department and CATIE - International Research and Education Center located in Turrialba, Costa Rica.

Emerald Eagle Scholars group will study tourism in Thailand
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Fifteen Emerald Eagle Scholars will be traveling to Thailand during Summer 2011 on a faculty-led study abroad program hosted by partner Mahidol University, one of Thailand’s top higher education institutions.

Emerald Eagle Scholars Study Abroad to Thailand in 2011
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Emerald Eagle Scholars Study Abroad to Thailand in 2011
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Featured in the “Briefs” section of the American Way Magazine (American Airways)
American Way Magazine (American Airways)
(1) Jones, R. (2012, September 1). A Higher Calling. American Way (Print), 45(17), p. 24. (2) Jones, R. (2012, September 1). A Higher Calling. American Way (Digital Edition), 45(17), p. 24. (3) Jones, R. (2012, September 1). A Higher Calling. American Way (Online), 45(17), Retrieved September 1, 2012 from http://www.americanwaymag.com/costa-rica-international-sustainable-tourism-university-of-north-texas

toggle toggle Presentations and Projects
  Presentations/Projects per page   1  2 3 
Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
 2013 Josiam, B.M., Spears, D., Pookulangara, S., Dutta, K., Kinley, T.
“Namaste London”; “An Evening in Paris”: Bollywood Movies and Their Impact on Gen Y Indians’ Perceptions of Europe.” Invited Presentation at the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) - A Graduate University in Thailand under the Ministry of Education. Bangkok, Thailand, May 2013.
 2012 Spears, D. L., Josiam, B., Pookulangara, S., & Kinley, T.
The Impact of Hollywood Movies and Television on Destination Image, Tourist Activity & Purchasing Behavior. EfD Seminar Series 2012: Programa de Investigacion en Desarrollo, Economia y Ambiente 2012. CATIE (Centro Agronomico Tropical de Investigacion y Ensenanza), Turrialba, Cartago, Costa Rica.
 2012 Spears D., Sanger, E. Murack, W. & Davis, E.
Marketing Assessment of a Tourist Volunteer Carbon Credit Scheme and Changing Visitor Markets: The Case of Costa Rica’s VCC Program. First International Symposium on Sustainable Tourism in Costa Rica (ISSTCR). CATIE (Centro Agronomico Tropical de Investigacion y Ensenanza), Turrialba, Cartago, Costa Rica.
 2012 Spears D., Kern, R., Vaught, S. & Davis, E.
Strategic Affiliation of a Tourist Volunteer Carbon Credit Scheme: The Case of Costa Rica’s VCC Program a Public and Private Partnership in Sustainability. First International Symposium on Sustainable Tourism in Costa Rica (ISSTCR). CATIE (Centro Agronomico Tropical de Investigacion y Ensenanza), Turrialba, Cartago, Costa Rica.
 2011 Spears, D., Dopson, L. & Vargas, E.
Workshop: Trends in Sustainable Tourism: Implications for Supply Side Operators in Costa Rica. Planet, People, Peace International Conference: Sustaining the Future. Universidad EARTH, Costa Rica.
toggle toggle External Funding
 Performance Period (YYYY - YYYY or Present)TitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2013-2014Impacts of spring break tourism: A cross-national study of residents’ perceptions in Mexico and the USA.Joint Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México (UAEM) and University of North Texas (UNT) Research Seed Funding Program.$10,000Co-PIActive
2012-2012Kim, Y. H. (PI), Josiam, B. (Co-PI), Spears, D. (Co-PI), Xiang, Z. (Co-PI), & Dopson, L. (Co-PI). An Investigation of Attendees at the Main Street Days Festival.UNT Office of Research Services, New Grant Award$5,488Co-PICompleted
2009-2010People, Planet, Profit: Consumer and Industry Perspectives.Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program - UNT$8,000Co-PICompleted
2007-2008Pacific Business Center Programs (PBCP), Spears, D. L., Englekirk Partners Consulting Engineers, Inc., & Rider Hunt Levett & Baily Business and Development Plan for Private Hotel, Pago Pago, American SamoaPacific Business Center Program (PBCP), University of Hawaii at Manoa$50,719.50OtherCompleted
2008Xiang, Z., Kim, H., Knight, D., Youn, H., Kim, J., Pookulangara, S., Yang, K., Spears, D., & Josiam, B. "e-POCE (Point of Consumer Experience): Marketing Information System for Retail and Hospitality"UNT Research Infrastructure Support Initiative School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management, University of North Texas$25,000OtherCompleted
2006Spears, D. L. & Clark, M. L. Development of visitor exit survey instruments (English, Japanese, and Mandarin) and survey and data analysis methodology for the Palau Visitors Authority (PVA), Republic of PalauPacific Business Center Programs (PBCP), University of Hawaii at Manoa$5,000OtherCompleted
2003Collison, F., Spears, D. L., & Lucus, R. Rongelap Atoll Tourism Development PlanPrepared for the Rongelap Atoll Local Government, Republic of the Marshall Islands. Pacific Business Center Programs (PBCP) and the School of Travel Industry Management, University of Hawaii at Manoa$14,720OtherCompleted
2003Collison, F. & Spears, D. L Eighteen-Month Marketing Plan for Rongelap and Ailinginae AtollsPrepared for the Rongelap Atoll Local Government, Republic of the Marshall Islands. Pacific Business Center Programs (PBCP) and the School of Travel Industry Management, University of Hawaii at Manoa$10,000OtherCompleted
2002Spears, D. L. & Collison, F. & Ikeda G. Bikini Atoll Tourism Development Plan 2003-2007Prepared for the Bikini Atoll Local Government, Republic of the Marshall Islands. Pacific Business Center Programs (PBCP) and the School of Travel Industry Management, University of Hawaii at Manoa$19,236OtherCompleted
2000Spears, D. L. Learning Outcomes Assessment of Constituencies at the School of Travel Industry ManagementUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa$8,000OtherCompleted
1997-1998Spears, D. L. - Lab Instructor & Project Manager - Kansas Tour WebBoger, C. & Gould, R. Kansas Rural Tourism USDA Challenge Grant. Department of Hotel, Restaurant, Institutional Management and Dietetics, College of Human Ecology, Kansas State University$57,000OtherCompleted
1998Spears, D. L. - Web Project/Publication/Design Administrator. Senior Nutrition Site Survey and Results web siteBarrett, B. Kansas Department on Aging (KDOA), Funded by the Foods and Nutrition Program (FNP) Department of Hotel, Restaurant, Institutional Management and Dietetics, College of Human Ecology, Kansas State University$50,000OtherCompleted
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 Performance Period (YYYY - YYYY or Present)*Company/OrganizationRoleFundingWork Performed
2005-2006Prepared for Sheila Rausch, founder www.ClubHawaii.net. Pacific Business Center Programs (PBCP), University of Hawaii at ManoaOtherNASpears, D. L. Consultant: Survey and Methodology Design for ClubHawaii.net
toggle toggle Peer Reviewer Activities
YearAgency/OrganizationField of Expertise
2012-PresentThe Service Industries JournalServices Management & Marketing
2011Academic Book Reviewer: Special Events, Seventh Edition. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.Event Management
2009-PresentJournal of Hospitality & Tourism ResearchHospitality Management & Marketing
2009-PresentAnatolia: An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality ResearchHospitality Management & Marketing
2009Academic Book Reviewer: Special Events, Sixth Edition. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.Event Management
2008-PresentInternational Journal of Hospitality ManagementHospitality Management
2007-PresentGaming Research and Review JournalGaming Development, Management, & Marketing
2006Academic Book Reviewer: Strategic Service Management. McGraw-Hill/Irwin.Services Management & Marketing
2004Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism ResearchHospitality Management & Marketing
2002Academic Book Reviewer: Service Management: Adding Value through Technology. McGraw-Hill/Irwin.Services Management & Marketing
2001Journal of Travel and Tourism MarketingHospitality Management & Marketing
toggle toggle Teaching
Casino Operations I (Team Taught)
 
Rochester Institute of Technology

HMGT 2800 - Foundations of International Travel & Tourism
 
University of North Texas

HMGT 5520 Tourism Systems (Online)
 
University of North Texas

Hospitality Industry Real Estate (Team Taught)
 
Rochester Institute of Technology

HRIMD 230 - Introductory Tourism and HRIMD 472 Hospitality Marketing (Lab Instructor)
 
Kansas State University

HRIMD 361 - Lodging Operations (Distance Course)
 
Kansas State University

HRIMD 423 - Facilities and Risk Management (Team Taught)
 
Kansas State University

HRIMD 463 - Convention Services and Meeting Planning
 
Kansas State University

SMHM 2800 - Foundations of International Travel & Tourism: Emerald Eagle Scholars Study Abroad Program (Costa Rica)
 
University of North Texas 

SMHM 2800 - Foundations of International Travel & Tourism: Emerald Eagle Scholars Study Abroad Program (Thailand)
 
University of North Texas

SMHM 3240 – Special Event Management (Web Enhanced)
 
University of North Texas 

SMHM 3950 – Creating Consumer Experiences (Web Enhanced)
 
University of North Texas 

SMHM 4860/5260 – Hospitality Business Strategies (Capstone) (Web Enhanced)
 
University of North Texas 

SMHM 4980 – Hospitality Service Management (Web Enhanced)
 
University of North Texas 

SMHM 5530 - International Sustainable Tourism
 
University of North Texas

SMHM 5540 – Tourism Services Management and Marketing
 
University of North Texas

SMHM 5630 – Event Management (Graduate Online Course)
 
University of North Texas 

SMHM 5800 - Tourism Policy and Planning
 
University of North Texas

SMHM 5860 – Strategic Issues in Hospitality Management (Web Enhanced & Online)
 
University of North Texas 

TIM 303 - Management of Service Enterprises (Web Enhanced)
 
University of Hawaii at Manoa 

TIM 304 - Principles of Travel Industry Marketing (Web Enhanced)
 
University of Hawaii at Manoa 

TIM 332 - Hotel Management Controls (Web Enhanced)
 
University of Hawaii at Manoa 

TIM 334 - Hotel and Convention Sales (Web Enhanced)
 
University of Hawaii at Manoa 

TIM 431 (Writing Intensive) - Strategic Hospitality Management (Web Enhanced)
 
University of Hawaii at Manoa 

TIM 469c (Writing Intensive) - Special Topics: Service Quality Management (Web Enhanced)
 
University of Hawaii at Manoa 

TIM 469d (Writing Intensive) - Special Topics: Services Marketing (Web Enhanced)
 
University of Hawaii at Manoa 

TIM 469g - Special Topics: The Halekulani Partnership
 
University of Hawaii at Manoa 

TIM 602 - Strategic Travel Industry Marketing (On-line & In Class)
 
University of Hawaii at Manoa 

TIM 605 - International Hospitality Management (On-line & In Class)
 
University of Hawaii at Manoa 

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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)Student NameClassificationTypeProject/Thesis/Dissertation
2011-2012Stacy LeeSchool of Merchandising and Hospitality Management, University of North Texas, Thesis CommitteesGraduate ResearchSustainable Stewardships in Clothing and Textiles Industry: Investigating Impacts on Sustainability Value and Lifestyle Practices.
2010-2012Nancy KidderSchool of Merchandising and Hospitality Management, University of North Texas, Thesis ChairGraduate ResearchExploring Drivers and Thresholds: A Socio-ecological Systems Approach to Tourism .
2008-2012Turner, LindseySchool of Merchandising and Hospitality Management, University of North Texas, Thesis CommitteesGraduate ResearchThe retail servicescape: music and its influence on consumer behavior
2010-2011Juan Fernando Mendoza LedezmaThesis Committee Member/Miembro del Comité Asesor. Centro Agronomico Tropical de Investigacion y Ensenanza (CATIE)Graduate Research 
2008-2009Huang, Tai-yiSchool of Merchandising and Hospitality Management, University of North Texas, Thesis CommitteesGraduate ResearchUnderstanding Taiwanese travelers on cruise tours In North America: motivations, involvement, perceptions, and satisfaction of cruisers
2007-2008Siri, RaktidaSchool of Merchandising and Hospitality Management, University of North Texas, Thesis CommitteesGraduate ResearchSatisfaction of Indian tourists who visit Bangkok, Thailand
2006Katsura, TakayukiThesis Committee, School of Travel Industry Management, University of Hawaii at ManoaGraduate ResearchDelphi Forecast for Mobile Technology in Tourism Applications in Japan
2005Yilin SunMonograph Adviser, School of Travel Industry Management, University of Hawaii at ManoaGraduate ResearchMarketing for the Future: A Marketing Strategy Study for Locally Owned/Managed Four-to-Five Star Hotels in Shanghai, PR China
2004Uyeno, RussellOutside Chair Doctoral Committee, College of Education, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Hawaii at ManoaGraduate ResearchAssessing the Content Standards of a Large-Scale, Standards-Based Test: A Psychometric Validity Study of the 2002 Hawaii State Assessment Grade 8 and Grade 10 Reading Tests
2002Tyrone, DeborahMonograph Adviser, School of Travel Industry Management, University of Hawaii at ManoaGraduate ResearchTourism as a form of evolution
2002Wang, XiaodanMonograph Adviser, School of Travel Industry Management, University of Hawaii at ManoaGraduate ResearchAn examination of hotel manager expatriates in China
2002Li, XiangpingMonograph Adviser, School of Travel Industry Management, University of Hawaii at ManoaGraduate ResearchEvolution of quantitative methods of service quality measurement: a case study of six-sigma implementation in Starwood Hotels in the State of Hawaii
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2012-PresentUNT Sustainability CouncilMemberUniversity of North Texas
2009-PresentUNT Veterans Advisory Board, Subcommittee for Academic ExcellenceMemberUniversity of North Texas
2009-PresentUNT Veterans Advisory BoardMemberUniversity of North Texas
2011-2012Mean Green Fund Committee MemberMember (Faculty)University of North Texas
2011-2011Hospitality Management Faculty Search Committee (Lecturer)ChairSchool of Merchandising and Hospitality Management, University of North Texas
2010-2011Hospitality Management Faculty Search CommitteeMemberSchool of Merchandising and Hospitality Management, University of North Texas
2008-2011SMHM Research Task ForceMemberSchool of Merchandising and Hospitality Management, University of North Texas
2010-2010Global Learning & Experience (GLE) Director SearchMemberAcademic
2009Research Enabling Grant (REG) Review CommitteeMemberUniversity of North Texas
2007-2008SMHM Alumni CommitteeMemberSchool of Merchandising and Hospitality Management, University of North Texas
2008Hospitality Management Faculty Search CommitteeMemberSchool of Merchandising and Hospitality Management, University of North Texas
2004-2006TIM School Personnel CommitteeMemberTIM School Committees
2002-2006TIM School Curriculum CommitteeMemberTIM School Committees
2001-2006TIM School Faculty Search CommitteesMemberTIM School Committees
2001-2006TIM Faculty SenateVice President 2006. Secretary (Adhoc) 2003 - 2004. Vice President 2003 - 2004. Secretary 2001 - 2002.School of Travel Industry Management (TIM)
2005Committee on Technology in TIM SchoolCo-ChairTIM School Committees
2000-2004TIM Technology CommitteeMemberTIM School Committees
2001-2002UH Athletic CommitteeMemberUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa
2001-2002 TIM School Faculty SenatorUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa
2001-2002TIM Assessment CommitteeMemberTIM School Committees
2002Sub-committee on NCAA Recertification for UHMemberUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa
2001, 2004Graduate Faculty Council Applications Review CommitteeMemberTIM School Committees
2000TIM Research CommitteeMemberTIM School Committees
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2000-PresentCouncil on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (CHRIE)MemberProfessional Memberships
2000-PresentAmerican Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA)MemberProfessional Memberships
2009-2012Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association (HSMA)MemberProfessional Memberships
2000-2007Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association (HSMA), Hawaii ChapterMemberProfessional Memberships
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YearTitleHonoring Organization
2013Best Paper Award - Josiam, B.M., Spears, D., Dutta, K., Pookulangara, S., & Kinley, T. Using the Involvement construct to understand the impact of Bollywood on the activities and behaviors of Indian tourists: an empirical study.The 10th Annual World Congress of the Academy for Global Business Advancement (AGBA). Bangkok, Thailand, June 2013.
2012Best Paper Award - Spears, D., Josiam, B., Pookulangara, S. & Kinley, T. Using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) to understand the impact of Hollywood movies and television on destination image, tourist activity, & purchasing behavior.The 10th APAC-CHRIE Conference, Manila, Philippines
2011Nominated for the John H. Shelton Excellence in Teaching AwardUniversity of North Texas. Sponsored by University of North Texas
2010Nominated for the Minnie Stevens Piper Award for Excellence in TeachingUniversity of North Texas. Sponsored by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation.
2007Nominated for the John H. Shelton Excellence in Teaching AwardUniversity of North Texas. Sponsored by University of North Texas
2005Recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award in the School of Travel Industry Management, University of Hawaii at ManoaTIM International Incorporated
2005Nominated for the Board of Regents’ Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Hawaii SystemUniversity of Hawaii Board of Regents
toggle toggle Professional Community Engagement
YearOrganizationRoleType of Service
2010-PresentThe International Ecotourism Society (TIES).MemberProfessional Membership
2010-2012Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI), Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex Chapter.Faculty AdvisorProfessional Membership
2007-2010Meeting, Exhibition, Event, and Convention (MEEC) Student SocietyFaculty AdvisorUniversity of North Texas Student Organization
2007International Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant (IH/M&R) Trade Show, New York, NYFaculty Chaperone 
2000-PresentInternational Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE).MemberProfessional Membership
2000-PresentAmerican Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA).MemberProfessional Membership
2000-2006Paradise of the Pacific Student Chapter, Club Managers Association of America (CMAA)Faculty Advisor & MemberProfessional Membership
toggle toggle Renowned Teachers
Dr. Richard Marecki
Rochester Institute of Technology

Dr. Warren Sackler
Rochester Institute of Technology

Dr. Carol Shanklin
Kansas State University

Dr. Carl Boger
Kansas State University

toggle toggle Additional Information
Academic Online Course Development (University of Hawaii & University of North Texas)
Solely Responsible for the Design, Development, and Delivery of Online Graduate Course SMHM 5860 Strategic Management in the Hospitality Industry.  School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management, University of North Texas.
Solely Responsible for the Design, Development, and Delivery of Online Graduate Course SMHM 5630 Special Event Management.  School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management, University of North Texas.
Solely Responsible for the Design, Development, and Delivery of Online Graduate Courses TIM 602 Strategic Travel Industry Marketing and TIM 605 International Hospitality Management.  School of Travel Industry Management, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Solely Responsible for the Design, Development, and Delivery of HRIMD 361 Lodging Operations.  Department of Hotel, Restaurant, Institutional Management, and Dietetics, College of Human Ecology, Kansas State University.
Solely Responsible for the Design and Development of Web Enhanced Courses for all courses taught during academic career.

Academic Technology Development
Project/Publication/Design Administrator for (http://www.ksu.edu/educadv).  Site developed for Academic Advising at Kansas State University.
Publication and Design Administrator for (http://www.ksu.edu/provost).  Site was redesigned and enhanced for the Office of the Provost at Kansas State University.
Publication and Design Administrator for (http://www.ksu.edu/catl/edcip943).  Site developed for principles of College Teaching (EDCIP 943) at Kansas State University.
Project/Publication/Design Administrator for (http://www.ksu.edu/humec/hrimd).  Academic program sites developed for the Department of Hotel, Restaurant, Institution Management and Dietetics at Kansas State University.
Project/Publication/Design Administrator for (http://www.ksu.edu/catl).  Site developed for The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning at Kansas State University.
Project/Publication/Design Administrator for (http://www.ksu.edu/catl/uge).  Site developed for University General Education information at Kansas State University.
Publication and Design Administrator.  (http://www.ksu.edu/srl).  Site developed for the Survey Research Lab at Kansas State University.
Technology Coordinator: 1999 Graduate Research and Graduate Education Conference in Hospitality and Tourism.  Las Vegas, Nevada.
Publication and Design Administrator for (http://www.engg.ksu.edu/CHEDEPT).  Academic program site developed for the Department of Chemical Engineering at Kansas State University.
Project/Publication/Design Administrator for (http://www.ksu.edu/catl/hrimd423/intro.htm).  Site developed for HRIMD 423 Facilities and Risk Management as part of a student-lead course project.
Project/Publication/Design Administrator for (http://www.oznet.ksu.edu/kdoa).  Site developed as part of the Foods and Nutrition’s Program for the Kansas Department on Aging (KDOA) Senior Nutrition Site Survey.
Project/Publication/Design Administrator for (http://polygon.engg.ksu.edu). Navigation structure/system developed for the National Institute for Land Management and Training at Kansas State University.  
Project/Publication/Design Coordinator for (http://www.oznet.ksu.edu/kansastourweb). Site sponsored by a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Challenge Grant.

Faculty Advisor (2000 - 2006), the School TIM’s Paradise of the Pacific Student Chapter, Club Managers Association of America (CMAA)
Facilitated the development and operation of fundraising and activities. Faculty Advisor - Wine Tasting Seminar (January 2002). Faculty Advisor - Bartending Class (January 2003). Attending National CMAA Annual Conference (Faculty Advisor Representative) - National CMAA Conference in Anaheim, CA - Chaperoned nine (9) TIM CMAA students in February 2004. Coordinated CMAA site visits (four in total) to the Island of Hawaii (Big Island), Hawaii - Chaperoned 28 TIM students in March 2004. TIM School CMAA Chapter representative and guest speaker at the annual CMAA Golf Tournament (2004). TIM School representative at CMAA Paradise of the Pacific Parent Chapter monthly meetings.

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