Academic Affiliates

From 2003 - 2014, CREST functioned as a bicoastal institute, with offices and co-directors at Stanford University and in Washington, DC. In late 2014, when CREST Co-Director at Stanford, Dr. William (Bill) Durham, retired from CREST, we decided to move to diversify and internationalize our academic partnerships.

In 2016, we proudly announced academic affiliations with leading professors* working within the realm of responsible travel at a number of universities, both in the U.S. and around the world. This model permits us flexibility to engage with institutions and faculty across a range of disciplines and geographical regions, in areas such as:

  • - 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

*These affiliations are with individual professors listed and do not imply organizational affiliation with corresponding universities.

To be considered as a CREST Academic Affiliate, please contact CREST Executive Director, Dr. Martha Honey.

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

Linnea Iantria, Missouri State University

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

Kristin Lamoureux, Virginia Tech

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

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