Academic Affiliates

CREST launched its Academic Affiliates program in August 2016. Since then, CREST has established affiliations with leading tourism professors at dozens of universities, both in the United States and around the world.

CREST was co-founded in 2003 by Dr. Martha Honey, an author and internationally recognized leader in responsible travel, and Dr. William Durham, a highly respected Professor of Anthropology at Stanford University. From 2003 – 2014, CREST was a bicoastal institute, with two offices and Co-Directors at Stanford University and in Washington, DC. However, in 2014, when Dr. Durham retired as CREST Co-Director, CREST closed its Stanford office, centralized its headquarters in Washington, DC, and has gradually moved to diversify and internationalize its university partnerships under the umbrella of an Academic Affiliates program. This Academic Affiliates model offers CREST flexibility to engage with institutions and faculty across a range of disciplines and geographical regions.

*Academic Affiliationes are with individual professors and do not imply organizational affiliation with corresponding universities.


Meet our Academic Affiliates

Nicole Ardoin, Stanford University

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education; Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment

Roberta Atzori, California State University Monterey Bay

Assistant Professor, College of Business , Sustainable Hospitality Management

Helene Balslev Clausen, Aalborg University (Denmark)

Associate Professor, Department of Culture and Learning

Jim Barborak, Colorado State University

Co-Director, Center for Protected Area Management, Human Dimensions of Natural Resources

Ernesto Batista Sánchez, University of Holguín (Cuba)

Professor, Tourism

Robert Billington, Boston University & Lasell College

Adjunct Professor, Administrative Sciences (BU) & Hospitality (LC)

Christine Buzinde, Arizona State University

Associate Professor, Director of Community Resources and Development

David Cardenas, University of South Carolina

Associate Dean of Academic Programs, College of Hospitality, Retail & Sports Management

Todd Comen, Endicott College

Dean & Professor, School of Hospitality Management

Scott Curtis, The Citadel

Director, Lt. Col. James B. Near, Jr, USAF, ’77 Center for Climate Studies

Jonathon Day, Purdue University

Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Rachel Dodds, Ryerson University

Professor, Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Annette George, Morgan State University

Associate Professor, School of Business and Management, Department of Business Administration

Brooke Hansen, University of South Florida

Director, Sustainable Tourism Program, Patel College of Global Sustainability

Huili Hao, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences

Don Hawkins, The George Washington University

Professor Emeritus of Management and Tourism Studies, School of Business

Yuri Horowitz, Georgetown University

Faculty, Global Hospitality Leadership & Urban and Regional Planning Programs

Carter Hunt, Penn State University

Assistant Professor, Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management, and Anthropology

Linnea Iantria, Missouri State University

Senior Instructor and Geotourism Program Coordinator, Department of Geography, Geology and Planning

Birendra KC, University of North Texas

Assistant Professor, Hospitality and Tourism Management

Kristin Lamoureux, Virginia Tech

Professor, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Feiertag Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Kennedy Obombo Magio, Technological Institute of Cancún (México)

CONACYT Research Fellow, Tourism and Sustainability Studies in the Mexican Caribbean

Robert Manning, University of Vermont

Professor Emeritus, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

Seleni Matus, The George Washington University

Executive Director, International Institute of Tourism Studies

Makarand Mody, Boston University

Assistant Professor, School of Hospitality Administration (SHA)

Andrea Murray, Washington University in St. Louis

Lecturer, Anthropology

John Nauright, University of North Texas

Chair and Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation

Joe Pavelka, Mount Royal University (Canada)

Assistant Professor of Hospitality Marketing, School of Hospitality Administration

Tiffany Rhodes, Johnson & Wales University

Associate Professor, Center for International Travel and Tourism Studies

Michelle Rutty, University of Waterloo (Canada)

Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair, Faculty of Environment

Edwin Sabuhoro, Penn State University

Assistant Professor, Recreation, Park, & Tourism Management

Daniel Scott, University of Waterloo (Canada)

University Research Chair and Professor, Geography and Environmental Management;

Valerie Sera, Universidad Tecmilenio and Universidad de Occidente (México)

Professor, Tourism Management

Christine Vogt, Arizona State University

Professor and Director, Center for Sustainable Tourism

Emily P. Yeager, East Carolina University

Assistant Professor, Recreation Sciences