Academic Affiliates

The Center for Responsible Travel (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 two 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, established 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. The potential benefits to the Academic Affiliates include the following:

  • - Collaboration in applying for grants and conducting studies;
  • - Co-publishing of peer reviewed journal articles, reports, books, and book chapters;
  • - Conferences and workshops – co-sponsorship, hosting, providing speakers;
  • - Collaboration in academic degrees, certificates, courses, and seminars;
  • - Retreats, study tours, and seminars on specific areas of research;
  • - Priority for internships for graduate students and exceptional undergrads, in the CREST office in Washington, DC and on field projects;
  • - Inclusion in a knowledge-sharing network where Affiliates can post new articles, pose research questions, and inform others of events and opportunities;
  • - First access to CREST books, films, and study guides;
  • - Free access to CREST research and data upon request, unless conducted for a private client.

To be considered as a CREST Academic Affiliate, please contact CREST Program Coordinator, Kelsey Frenkiel.

*These affiliations are with individual professors listed 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, Aalborg University

Assistant Professor, Global and Cultural Studies

Jim Barborak, Colorado State University

Co-Director, Center for Protected Area Management, Warner College of Natural Resources

Robert Billington, Boston University & Lasell College

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

Robyn Bushell, Western Sydney University

Associate Professor, Cultural Heritage & Tourism

David Cardenas, University of South Carolina

Associate Dean of Academics and Associate Professor, School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

Todd Comen, Endicott College

Dean, School of Hospitality Management

Scott Curtis, East Carolina University

Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment

Jonathon Day, Purdue University

Associate Professor, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Rodolfo Dirzo, Stanford University

Professor, Biology; Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment

Kreg Ettenger, University of Maine

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology; Director, Maine Folklife Center

Annette George, Morgan State University

Associate Professor, Department of Business Administration

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

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

Visiting Professor, 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

Makarand Mody, Boston University

Assistant Professor, School of Hospitality Administration (SHA)

John Nauright, University of North Texas

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

Joe Pavelka, Mount Royal University (Canada)

Associate Professor and Coordinator, Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership, Department of Health and Physical Education

Tiffany Rhodes, Johnson & Wales University

Assistant Professor, Center for International Travel and Tourism Studies

David Perkins, Missouri State University

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Geology, and Planning

Michelle Rutty, Michigan State University

Assistant Professor, Community Sustainability

Daniel Scott, University of Waterloo (Canada)

Executive Director, Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3); Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Management

Valerie Sera, Universidad Tecmilenio and Universidad de Occidente

Professor, Tourism Management

Gray Shealy, Georgetown University

Head of Master's in Hospitality Management Program

Chiaki Shimoyasuba, Hokkaido University (Japan)

Professor, Center for Advanced Tourism Studies

Christine Vogt, Arizona State University

Professor and Director, Center for Sustainable Tourism

Emily Yeager, East Carolina University

Assistant Professor, Recreation & Leisure Studies