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Elizabeth BarberDr. Elizabeth H. Barber

Associate Dean & Associate Professor
School of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Address:
1810 North 13th Street
Speakman Hall 111E
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Phone: 215.204.6294
E-mail: betsy.barber@temple.edu

Academic Degrees:

  • B.S., University of Wiconsin-Superior
  • M.A., University of Iowa
  • Ph.D., University of Iowa

Primary Research Focus:

  • Customer satisfaction
  • Personnel satisfaction
  • Instructional excellence
  • Teaching and learning styles

Biography

Elizabeth BarberDr. Elizabeth H. Barber

Associate Dean & Associate Professor
School of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Address:
1810 North 13th Street
Speakman Hall 111E
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Phone: 215.204.6294
E-mail: betsy.barber@temple.edu

Dr. Elizabeth H. Barber is the associate dean of Temple University's School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM), the region's leading provider of management talent in tourism, hospitality, sport, and recreation.

She is one of the area's foremost educators in the development of curricula for tourism, hospitality, sport, and recreation. Since the School's inception in 1998, she has lead the program to offer the best and most comprehensive industry-specific education in undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral studies. Under her leadership the school has grown from six faculty member and 120 students, to 20 faculty, 12 staff, 850 students, two internationally recognized research centers, and over one million dollars in externally funded grants and projects. STHM is expanding the curriculum to offer degree programs in Asia, as well as Europe. Dr. Barber is a Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE).

Prior to STHM, she served as an associate professor within the Department of Sport Management and Leisure Studies, part of Temple's College of Health, Physical Education and Dance (HPERD). Within HPERD, her primary responsibility was to lead the Department’s efforts in curriculum development of Commercial Recreation and Tourism. She soon took on the role of academic director and then associate dean. She came to Temple in 1989.

She completed her PhD in Instructional Design and Technology from The University of Iowa in 1987. Her areas of research have included curriculum development, instructional adequacy, teaching and learning styles, and customer and personnel satisfaction within an organization.

She is an active participant in the tourism, hospitality, sport and recreation communities. She is an executive board member of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau and a member of the Marketing and Communications Committee, Chair for Philadelphia Hospitality, board member for Back on My Feet and Wawa Welcome America, past president of the regional association of I-CHRIE (International Council for Hospitality, Restaurant, and Institutional Educators) HEMAR, and past president of the International Special Events Foundation (ISEF). For many years Dr. Barber served as chair of the student liaison committee and as a board member for the Philadelphia Chapter of HSMAI.

Curriculum Vita

Elizabeth BarberDr. Elizabeth H. Barber

Associate Dean & Associate Professor
School of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Address:
1810 North 13th Street
Speakman Hall 111E
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Phone: 215.204.6294
E-mail: betsy.barber@temple.edu

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Instructional Design and Technology, Emphasis: Instructional Development, College of Education, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. 1987. Dissertation: Recreation Education Administrators' Perceptions of the NRPA/AALR-COA Accreditation and the Impact That Accreditation Has Had on Their Programs.

M.A. Recreation Education, Emphasis: Commercial Recreation, College of Liberal Arts, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. 1983. Thesis/Project: The Design of a Corporate Wellness Program: A Compilation of Literature.

B.S. Major: Physical Education, Minor: Health Education, The University of Wisconsin-Superior, Superior, WI. 1975. Graduated with Honors.

CHE Certified Hospitality Educator, International Council for Hospitality, Restaurant, and Institutional Educator (I-CHRIE). 2004.

EXPERIENCE

2003 – Present Associate Dean: School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Administrative Assignment: Reporting directly to the Dean: Administrative head with independent decision making on issues related to the overall administrative and academic functions of the School with 35 faculty and staff, 850 students and $4.5 million budget. Responsible for establishing school policies and procedures, developing school’s goals and objectives, developing and implementing the academic programs (undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education), faculty and staff hiring, training, tenure/promotion and performance appraisals. Responsible for monitoring research initiatives and the school’s research agenda. Responsible for development, fundraising, and scholarship creation. Responsible for the creation and implementation of the school’s budget, responsible for the school’s development and fundraising efforts, and responsible of the school’s auxiliary programs.

1998-2003 Academic Director: School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Administrative Assignment: Reporting directly to the Dean: Responsible for the overall administration of the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management; to include designing and monitoring school policies, hiring and evaluating all personnel, designing and implementing all academic degree programs, Marketing and recruiting all undergraduate and graduate students, implementing and monitoring the annual budget, coordinating the School’s community outreach activities, which includes administering the internship programs, coordinating external conferences and programs, cooperating with the Dean’s office while implementing the school’s development plans.

Teaching Assignments: Designed and implemented the new Tourism and Hospitality Management degree program, responsible for teaching courses, Introduction to Management, Career Orientation, Research Methodology, Entrepreneurship, and Legal Aspects.

1989-Present Associate Professor: Recreation and Leisure Studies. Graduate Faculty, Promotion and Tenure awarded July 1, 1993, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Teaching Assignment: Responsible for teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in human resource management, commercial management, travel and tourism, research methodology, teaching strategies for sport management and leisure studies, financial management, legal aspects of sport and recreation management, computer applications and youth sports development.

Graduate Coordinator: Responsible for administrative and academic supervision and direction of Master's and Doctoral curricula; developing and implementing admission policies and admission selections; serving as final approval for dissertations, theses, projects; schedule and conduct M.Ed. comprehensive examinations and Ed.D. preliminary examinations; and coordinate graduate recruitment. 1992-1998.

Graduate Assistant Coordinator: Responsible for teaching assistants. Approximately four per year, each GA is responsible for teaching one or two courses per semester. Help them in design, implementation and evaluation of courses they are assigned to teach. 1989 to 1998.

Sport and Recreation Management Coordinator: Responsible for coordinating the Recreation Management curriculum and faculty; which includes, scheduling and assignments, policy development and implementation, curriculum development. 1990 to 1991 and 1993-1995.

Dissertation and Theses Advisor: Chair for four doctoral dissertations and six master's project. Committee member and reader for nine dissertations and 20 masters’ thesis and projects.

Internship Supervisor: Supervise senior interns during their required field experience. Conducted site inspections, evaluated performance, and served as the students' liaison with the university. 1991 - present.

Alumni Representative: Faculty representative for the Department for the HPERD Alumni Association. 1989-1990.

1987-1989 Assistant Professor: Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

Teaching Assignment: Designed and taught undergraduate courses in introduction to recreation, methods and materials, recreation and park programs, introduction to commercial recreation, senior seminar in commercial recreation, and a graduate course; innovations in recreation education.

Academic Advisor: Advise undergraduate and graduate recreation and Leisure Studies majors on their general education and professional academic requirements.

Faculty Advisor: Faculty Advisor for the Recreation Club, undergraduate majors' club. The club has approximately 50 members with an annual budget of $1000.00.

Coordinator: Department coordinator for pursuit of NRPA/AALR Accreditation. Solely responsible for writing self-study. 1988-1989.

Thesis Committee Member: Served as member of Thesis Committee for two graduate students. 1987-1988.

Internship Supervisor: Work directly with interns and their agency supervisors throughout their internship, 1988.

Graduate Faculty: Member of University's Graduate Faculty. Must be nominated and elected by Graduate Faculty to become a member. 1987-1989.

1983-1987 Instructor: Department of Leisure Studies, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Teaching Assignment: Designed and taught courses in recreation leadership and recreation programs. Within these courses, coordinated student practicum between Department of Leisure Studies, Iowa City Recreation Division, and Iowa City Elementary Schools. Responsible for approximately 100 students per semester.

Academic Advisor: Advised undergraduate Leisure Studies majors on their general education and professional academic requirements.

Assistant Undergraduate Coordinator: Assisted the undergraduate coordinator in curriculum design, scheduling, and advising new Leisure Studies majors. 1986-1987.

Internship Coordinator: Coordinated students in their pre-professional internship with their chosen internship agency. Approximately 70 students completed a 600 hours internship per year. 1986-1987.

Internship Supervisor: Worked directly with interns and their agency supervisors throughout their internship. 1984-1986.

1985 Summer Camp Supervisor: Recreation Division, City of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.

Responsibilities included coordinating a 8-week day camp for 200, 5-12 year olds. Supervised a staff of 35, designed programs, planned weekly field trips, directed bi-weekly family pot-luck dinners for staff, campers, and parents, coordinated facilities with activities between Recreation Center, Park Division, and Aquatics Department, coordinated transportation, conducted staff evaluations, program evaluations, and staff meetings.

1982-1983 Research Assistant: Recreation Education Program, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.

Responsibilities included literature reviews, editing, and literature searches.

1980-1981 Bookkeeper/Fashion Consultant: Seifert's, Iowa City, IA.

Responsibilities included daily receipts accounting, banking, credit officer, approving new credit lines, collecting delinquent charge accounts, and direct retail sales.

1977-1980 Owner/Operator: Crazy Top Shop, Iowa City, West Burlington, and Muscatine, IA.

Owned three retail imprinted sportswear stores. Responsibilities included bookkeeping, tax accounting, profit and loss statements, purchasing, and personnel management functions. Managed approximately 30 employees.

1975-1977 Physical Education Instructor/Diving Coach: Burlington Community High School, Burlington, IA.

Responsibilities included planning, organizing, and teaching swimming lessons to approximately 3000 Burlington Community School District students per year. Trained and supervised high school teaching assistants. Coached boys and girls diving teams in Iowa State High School Swimming and Diving Competition.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Articles

Refereed Journals

Barber, E.H. (2011). “Case Study: Integrating TEFI (Tourism Education Futures Initiative) Core Values into the Undergraduate Curriculum.” Journal of Teaching Travel and Tourism 11(1).

Barber, E.H., Parkhouse, B.L., & Tedrick, T. (2001). “A methodological review of published research in the Journal of Sport Management from 1991 through 1995 as measured by selected criteria.” International Journal of Sport Management 2(3).

Barber, E.H. (1992). Therapeutic recreation majors' work preference." Therapeutic Recreation Journal 4.

MacNeil, R.D., Hawkins, D.L., Barber, E.H. & Winslow, R. (1990). "The effects of a client's age upon the employment preferences of therapeutic recreation majors". Journal of Leisure Research, 22(4).

MacNeil, R.D. Hawkins, D.L., Barber, E.H. & Winslow, R. (1990). "Attitudes toward older adults among therapeutic recreation majors at three universities." Expanding Horizons in Therapeutic Recreation, 2.

Barber, E.H., (1989)."Customer service: The competitive edge". Journal of Parks and Recreation Administration, 4.

Barber, E.H. (1988). “Analysis of NRPA/AALR-COA accreditation procedures and its impact on accredited recreation education programs". SPRE Annual on Education.

MacNeil, R.D. & Barber, E.H. (1987). "Aging and the compression of infirmity: Implications for recreation professionals". Journal of Expanding Horizons on Therapeutic Recreation.

Trade Journals

Barber, E.H. & Collins, H. “Planning for Our Future.” Mid-Atlantic Events Magazine. November/December, 2003.

Barber, E.H. “Temple University’s new School of Tourism and Hospitality Management.” Pennsylvania Recreation and Parks. 1st Quarter, 2000.

Barber, E.H. “Student Mentors Needed.” HSMAI Newsletter. March 1998.

Barber, E.H. "Customer Service Evaluation." Athletic Business. April 1992.

Barber, E.H. "Greetings From the Student Liaison Committee." Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association: Networks. Spring 1992.

Barber, E.H. "Mapping Your Service Cycle." RCRA: A Journal of the Resort and Commercial Recreation Association. October 1991.

Books

Barber, E.H. (2004) Forward for J.J. Goldblatt, Special Events: Events Leadership for the New World, 5th ed., NY, NY, John Wiley.

Kraus, R., Barber, E.H. & Shapiro, I.G. (2001). Introduction to leisure services: Career perspectives, Champaign, IL: Sagamore.

Barber, E.H. (2001). Accounting and budgeting. In Parkhouse, B.L. (Ed.). The management of sport: Its foundation and application (3rd Ed.). (pp. 382-395). St. Louis: Mosby.

Barber, E.H. (1996). Accounting and Budgeting. In Parkhouse, B.L. (Ed.). The management of sport: Its foundation and application (2nd Ed.). (pp. 343-362). St. Louis: Mosby.

Degree Program Proposals

4+1 Undergraduate/Graduate degree program for students who wish to complete their bachelors and master degrees in five years (fall 2011).

Executive Masters of Tourism and Hospitality Management (Exe –MTHM) Executive degree program to be offered on international campuses (submitted December 2009)

Certificate in Residential Property and Facility Management – STHM Undergraduate Degree Program. Temple University 2009. (Submitted for approval January 2009, placed on hold for financial reasons fall 2009)

Restructure for the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration - Tourism and Sport Concentration (Ph.D./BA). Temple University 2007. (Approved February 2008, Temple University Board of Trustees)

Restructure of two Bachelor of Science degree programs in Tourism and Hospitality Management and Sport and Recreation Management. Temple University 2006. (Approved June 2007, Temple University Board of Trustees)

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration – Tourism Concentration (Ph.D./BA) Degree Proposal. Temple University 2000. (Approved for implementation by Temple University Board of Trustees, May 2001).

Masters in Tourism and Hospitality Management (MTHM) Degree Proposal. Temple University, 1997. (Approved for implementation by Temple University Board of Trustees, May 1998).

Bachelors of Science (BS) in Tourism and Hospitality Management Degree Proposal, Temple University, 1997. (Approved for implementation by Temple University Board of Trustees, May 1998).

Manuscripts and Reports

State of the School Report, annual reports – School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Summer 2003 – Summer 2011.

Results of Attendee surveys. “Customer Satisfaction of the KitchenAid Culinary Showcase – The Book and The Cook” Research reports written in conjunction with W. Roehl. Fort Washington, PA. Spring 2005.

Results of Attendee surveys. “Customer Satisfaction of the KitchenAid Culinary Showcase – The Book and The Cook” Research reports written in conjunction with W. Roehl. Fort Washington, PA. Spring 2004.

Results of Attendee surveys. “Customer Satisfaction of the KitchenAid Culinary Showcase – The Book and The Cook” Research reports written in conjunction with W. Roehl. Fort Washington, PA. Spring 2003.

Results of Attendee surveys. “Customer Satisfaction and Economic Impact of Sunoco Welcome America Festival” Research reports written in conjunction with W. Roehl. Philadelphia, PA. Summer 2002.

Results of Attendee surveys. “Customer Satisfaction of the KitchenAid Culinary Showcase – The Book and The Cook” Research reports written in conjunction with W. Roehl. Philadelphia, PA. Spring 2002.

Results of Attendee surveys. “Customer Satisfaction and Economic Impact of Sunoco Welcome America Festival” Research reports written in conjunction with W. Roehl. Philadelphia, PA. Summer 2001.

Results of Attendee surveys. “Customer Satisfaction and Economic Impact of Sunoco Welcome America Festival” Research reports written in conjunction with W. Roehl. Philadelphia, PA. Summer 2000.

Results of a Faculty survey. "Work/Family Conflict: Faculty Stress." Presented to the Administration, Faculty Development Committee and SCSU Faculty, Southern Connecticut State University. 1989.

Results of a study. "The Status of Wellness Programs in Connecticut Public School Districts." Presented to the Connecticut State Board of Education and the Organization of Connecticut Public School Administrators. 1989.

Conducted and submitted Conference Evaluation Report to the Iowa Parks and Recreation Association of the Iowa Parks and Recreation Association's Annual Conference. 1986 and 1987.

Editorial Assistant for New Horizons in Professional Training in Recreation Service for Handicapped Children and Youth, John A. Nesbitt, Editor, 1983.

Funded Proposals

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (with Ira Rosen) Department of Economic and Community Development - $100,000, 2010

National Recreation and Park Association (with Dr. Wesley Reohl and Dr. Debra Blair) Salary Survey for Park and Recreation Executives - $8,500, 2010

City of Cape May (with Dr. Wes Reohl) Tourism Analysis and Marketing Plan, and Business Plan for the new Convention Hall $53,000, 2009

Philadelphia Regional Tourism Council $100,000 (in conjunction with Temple University President David Adamany), 2000.

Student Development Proposal funded through Provost ($1000), Temple University. Student Networking Social for HSMAI Student Liaison Committee, October, 1997.

Provost Award for the investigation of Tourism and Hospitality Management Programs at Temple University, Summer 1996, ($5000).

Faculty Development Proposal funded for maximum ($1500), Southern Connecticut State University. Project Director for Research and Seminars on Faculty Stress at SCSU. Spring, 1989.

Research Proposal for funding, Connecticut State Board of Education. Printing and Postage Costs. Fall 1988.

Faculty Development Proposal funded for maximum ($1500), Southern Connecticut State University. Coordinated seminar: "Leisure in Retirement: Developing Leisure Lifestyles for Later Years". Spring, 1988.

Unfunded Proposals

Proposal for Hospitality Specific Computer Laboratory ($250,000), Link to Learn Grant, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Education, March 2002.

Presentations

Barber E. H. Summative Evaluation of the TEFI Core Values through Industry Partner Internships. TEFI World Congress, Philadelphia, PA, May 2011.

Barber, E. H. Integrating the TEFI Core Vales into the Undergraduate Curriculum. I-CHRIE, San Juan Puerto Rico, July 2010.

Barber, E. H. Results of Core Value Integration into the Undergraduate Curriculum Fourth TEFI Summit, San Sebastian, Spain April 2010.

Sheldon, P., Fesenmaier, D.R., Tribe, J. & Barber, E. A values-based framework for tourism education: Building the capacity to lead. ISTTE, San Antonio, TX. October 2009.

Barber, E. H. Linking Values into Curriculum Design. Third TEFI Summit, Lugano, Switzerland, April 2009.

Roehl, W.R. Barber, E.H, & Bosselman, R. Undergraduate Research in Hospitality? Encouraging Learning as Inquiry and Faculty-Student Collaboration. CHRIE Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA. August 2008.

Goldblatt, J.J. & Barber, E.H. Career Academy: Rising to New Heights in Curriculum and Course Design CHRIE Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA. July 2004.

Barber, E.H. & Schleien, S. Program Mergers and Acquisitions. NRPA Chairs Meeting, Hot Springs, AK. February, 2004.

Barber, E.H. Customer Service and Campus Recreation Programs. NIRSA Northeast Chapter, Philadelphia, PA, October 2003.

DeShields, G.L. & Barber, E.H. The Role of Industry Relations Personnel in Academic Programs. CHRIE Conference, Orlando, FL. August 2002.

Barber, E.H. Trends in Tourism and Hospitality Education: Hospitality Finance and Technology Professionals – Greater Philadelphia Chapter, Philadelphia, PA. April 2002.

Barber, E.H., Parkhouse, B.L., & Tedrick, R.E. The Examination of Research Published In the Journal of Sport Management from 1991 to 1996. NASSM Conference, Buffalo, NY. June, 1998.

Frater, J. & Barber E.H. The Economic Impact of Tourism: Jamaican Residents’ Perceptions. RCRA Conference Research Symposium, Virginia Beach, VA. November, 1997.

Barber, E.H., Parkhouse, B.L., & Tedrick, R.E. The Development of and Instrument to Examine the Adequacy of Research Published in the Journal of Sport Management From 1991 Through 1996. NASSM Conference, San Antonio, TX. May, 1997.

Gregory, S. & Barber, E.H. Attitudes and Behaviors of Paratourists in the Delaware Valley. CHRIE Annual Conference, Washington, DC. August, 1996.

Barber, E.H. Computer Applications. Police Athletic League (PAL), Philadelphia, PA. February, 1996.

Barber, E.H. & Montague, J.W. Internship Presentation. Philadelphia/National Employee Services and Recreation Association, Philadelphia, PA. November 1995.

Barber, E. H. & Montague, J.W. Preparing Yourself for Graduate School. American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) - Eastern District Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA. March 1994.

Barber, E.H. Quality Management Through High Quality Customer Service. State of Massachusetts, Department of Natural Resources' Annual Workshop, Boston, MA. April, 1994.

Barber, E.H. Customer Service Management. Massachusetts State Park and Recreation Annual Conference, Sturbridge, MA. December, 1993.

Barber, E.H. Customer Service Evaluation. Massachusetts State Park and Recreation Annual Conference, Sturbridge, MA. December, 1993.

Barber, E.H., Montague, J.W., Tedrick, R.E., & Shapiro, I.G. Building Communication Bridges Between Faculty and Athletic Administrators. East Coast Athletic Conference (ECAC) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. March 1993.

Barber, E.H. How to Motivate Your Part-Time and Seasonal Employees. Resort and Commercial Recreation Association Annual Conference, Asheville, NC. November, 1992.

Barber, E.H. Plateauism in the Workplace. Leisure Research Symposium, NRPA National Congress, Cincinnati, OH. October, 1992.

Barber, E.H. & Magafas, A. Therapeutic Recreation Majors Work Preference. TR Research Institute, Midwest Symposium in Therapeutic Recreation, Springfield, IL. April, 1992.

Barber, E.H. Customer Service Evaluation. Social Aspects and Recreation Research Symposium, Ontario, CA. February, 1992.

Goff, S.J. & Barber, E.H. Program Evaluation. Arch Diocese Of Toledo, Toledo, OH. June 17, 1991.

Barber, E.H. How To Provide High Quality Customer Service. Philadelphia Ranger Corp: Corp-Wide Training Session. Philadelphia, PA. May 22, 1991.

Oliveto, F. & Barber, E.H. Recreation: A Commercial Perspective. First International Youth Fitness Conference. Philadelphia, PA. May 18, 1991.

Barber, E.H. Customer Service Management and Evaluation. Resort and Commercial Recreation Association Regional Conference, Mountain Laurel, PA. April 4, 1991.

Barber, E.H. Staff Motivation: How To Keep the Unmotivated Going. Midwest Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation, St. Louis, MO. April, 1990.

Barber, E.H. Service Effectiveness: How To Manage Customer Service. Pennsylvania Recreation and Parks Association Fall Workshop, Philadelphia, PA. Dec. 1989.

MacNeil, R.D. & Barber, E.H. The Effect of a Client's Age Upon the Employment Preferences Of Therapeutic Recreation Majors. Leisure Research Symposium, NRPA Congress for Recreation and Parks, San Antonio, TX. Oct. 1989.

Barber, E.H. Making the Customer #1. National Forum on Marketing Leisure Services, Cromwell, CT. May, 1989.

Barber, E.H., McGhee, V. & Teague, M.L. Service Management: Marketing the Concept of High Quality Customer Service. Midwest Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation, Springfield, IL. May, 1989.

Barber, E.H. Staff Motivation. Connecticut Recreation and Park Association. March, 1989.

Barber, E.H. Service Management: How to Provide High Quality Service for Your Customers. Bob Artz Programming Forum, Atlantic City, NJ. January, 1989.

Teague, M.L. & Barber, E.H. Descriptive Epidemiology of Leisure Time Physical Activities of Older Adults. Midwest Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation, Lake Geneva, WI. April, 1988.

Barber, E.H. Marketing for the Future: Implications for Parks and Recreation. Connecticut Recreation and Park Association State Conference, Mystic, CT. March, 1988.

Barber, E.H. Analysis of NRPA/AALR-COA Accreditation Procedures. Leisure Research Symposium, NRPA National Congress, New Orleans, LA. September, 1987.

Barber, E.H. & MacNeil, R.D. Preparing Yourself for that Presentation. Midwest Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation, St. Louis, MO. April, 1987.

MacNeil, R.D. & Barber, E.H. Aging and the Compression of Infirmity: Implications for Recreation Professionals. Midwest Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation, Lake Geneva, WI. April, 1985.

Honors and Awards

Industry Appreciation Award – Multicultural Affairs Congress, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, October 2008.

Headliner Award – Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association Annual Luncheon, December, 2001

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND INVOLVEMENT

Conferences and Events Produced

TEFI World Congress: Tourism Education Futures Institute, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA May 2011.

4th Annual Forum for the Future of Tourism – Multicultural Tourism: Temple University, Hotel Monaco, Washington DC, March 2008.

Women’s Entrepreneurship Conference (2nd through 13th Annual), co-chair with Betsy Leebron Tutelman – produced by the League for Entrepreneurial Women, Temple University, 2002 – 2011.

Economics of Sport Conference – Sports and Entertainment Branding: Dynamics, Illusions, and Realities: Temple University Rock Hall, Philadelphia, PA. March 2004.

Economics of Sport Conference – Risking Danger for Dollars: Temple University Rock Hall, Philadelphia, PA. February 2003.

Economics of Sport Conference _ Protecting our Past-times: The New Reality of Sport: Temple University Rock Hall, Philadelphia, PA. February 2002.

Economics of Sport Conference Temple University Rock Hall, Philadelphia, PA. February 2001.

Economics of Sport Conference Temple University Rock Hall, Philadelphia, PA. February 2000.

The RNC is Gone: Now What? Temple University Rock Hall, Philadelphia, PA. September 1999.

Professional Associations

International - Council for Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Educators (I-CHRIE), Hospitality Educators – Mid-Atlantic Region (HEMAR) – President 2004-2006

Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) -Philadelphia Chapter - Board Member and Chair Student Liaison Committee 1997- 2006

International Special Event Society (ISES) – International Special Event Foundation (ISEF) – Board Member 2003 – 2008, President 2005-2007

American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA)

International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators (ISTTE)

National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)

Society of Park and Recreation Educators (SPRE)

American Park and Recreation Society (APRS)

National Therapeutic Recreation Society (NTRS)

Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society (PRPS)

Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Association (PTLA), Hospitality and Tourism Education - Board Member 2003- 2009

Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA)

SERVICE RELATED ACTIVITIES

National

Host Committee Member – Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) Annual Conference – Philadelphia, PA, June 2008.

Chair 2005 – 2006, Board Member, International Special Events Society (ISES) Foundation (ISEF), 2003 – 2007.

Host Committee Member (Hospitality Educators Mid-Atlantic Region - HEMAR), International Council for Hospitality, Restaurant, and Institutional Educators (I-CHRIE) Annual Conference, July 2004.

Host Committee Member, American Hotel and Lodging Association Annual Conference & Leadership Forum, April 2002.

Manuscript Reviewer for Prentice Hall, Inc. for new Introductory Tourism Text, March, 1998.

Manuscript Reviewer for Simon & Schuster, Tourism Business Text, October 1997.

Manuscript Reviewer for publications in Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, 1996-1997.

Coordinator of Student Volunteers, NESRA National Conference, Philadelphia, PA. April, 1995.

Chair for Curriculum and Professional Preparation Section of the Leisure Research Symposium, NRPA National Congress, Cincinnati, OH. October, 1992.

Host Committee, Affordable Meetings Exposition and Conference Sponsored by the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association, Philadelphia, PA. September, 1992

Reviewer of Research Papers for the Leisure Research Symposium, NRPA National Congress, Baltimore, MD. October, 1991.

Evaluation Committee, National Recreation and Park Association-Council on Accreditation (NRPA-COA). 1987 and 1988.

Chair for Education Session, "Uplifting and Updating Recreation and Park Programs and Services". NRPA National Congress, Indianapolis, IN. October, 1988.

Manuscript Reviewer for publication in Therapeutic Recreation Journal. 1985 and 1988.

Coordinator for the Philosophical and Historical Aspects of Leisure Behavior section of the Leisure Research Symposium, NRPA National Congress, Dallas, TX. 1985.

Reviewed Recreation Leadership manuscript. Times Mirror/Mosby College Publishing, St. Louis, MO. 1985.

Commonwealth

Hospitality and Tourism Education Committee Board Member, Pennsylvania Travel Council, 2000 – 2005.

Governor’s Travel and Tourism Council Board Member, 2000 – 2003.

Regional

Philadelphia Hospitality Board Chair 2010 – 2012 and board member, 2007 – present

Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau - Executive Board Member 2011 – present, Board Member, 2003 – present.

Cradle of Liberty Boy Scouts Committee Member 2009-2011 annual Hospitality Dinner in recognition of great leaders in the hospitality community. Recipients have been J.W.Marriott, Mark Hoplamazian, and Jonathan Tisch.

I-CHRIE – Mid – Atlantic Region HEMAR President,– 2004-2006.

Community College of Philadelphia Advisory Committee Member, Hospitalities Technology Program, 2001 – 2006.

HSMAI - Philadelphia Chapter, Board Member, Chair, Student Liaison Committee, 1997- 2006.

Girl Scouts of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Member of the Board of Directors -, 1996-1999.

Girls Scouts of Greater Philadelphia 1995 Chair Membership Extension and Access to Girl Scout Program Committee for Self-Evaluation Task Force,

1995 Assistant Convention Manager for AAHPERD - Eastern District Association Annual Conference. Springfield, MA. Feb. 28 - March 5.

1994 Convention Manager for AAHPERD - Eastern District Association Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA. March 9 - 13.

State Representative for Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Resort and Commercial Recreation Association (RCRA). 1990-present.

Panel member at the Iowa Parks and Recreation Association's Fall Workshop, "Recreation Research: Challenges, Competition and Communication". 1986.

Local

Board Member – OIC – Opportunities Inn, Philadelphia, PA 2003 – 2006.

Moderator, Building Owners and Managers Association, The RNC and Security, March 2000.

Moderator, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, The RNC is Coming, Are You Ready, February 2000.

Board of Governors Advisory Board Member for Philadelphia High School Academies; Hospitality, Restaurant, and Tourism Academy, 1996 - present.

Consultant for examination questions and Oral Interviewer for positions within the Department of Recreation, City of Philadelphia Personnel Department, 1991.

Recreation Planning Consultant, Depallo Design and Planning, Conshohocken, PA. 1990-1994.

Playground Design Committee, Lincoln Elementary School, Iowa City Community School District. 1984-1985.

INSTITUTION INVOLVEMENT

Teaching

Course Taught 1998 – 2009

THM 100 – Career Orientation

THM W312 – Research Methodology

THM 350 – Management of Organizations

THM 352 – Legal Issues in Sport and Recreation - undergraduate

THM 367 – Commercial Recreation

THM 502 – Legal Issues - graduate

Advisement

Internship Supervision 1998 - 2011

THM 3185 Internship I – 8 advisees average per summer

THM 4185 Internship II – 8 advisees average per semester

THM 4191 Senior Project (same students in internship section)

THM 5485 Graduate Internship – 5 advisees average per summer

Doctoral Dissertation – Chair

Susan R. Gregory, 1992 A Comparison Study of Tourist and Paratourist in the Delaware Valley

Bradford S. Seid, 1994 The Perceptions of Residents of Monroe County on the Impact of Tourism in Monroe County

Joel L. Frater, 1996 Resident’s Perceptions of the Impact of Tourism in Jamaica

Michael Diorka, 1998 Perceptions of Graduated Seniors of the Importance of Recreational Sport Programs and Facilities to Student Recruitment, Retention, Involvement, and Satisfaction at Select Four Year Institutions of Higher Learning in Louisiana

Diane Blankenship, 1999 Certification and Accreditation Programs in National Adventure Recreation Organizations: A Grounded Theory, Professional Attribute, and Historical Analysis.

Institutional Involvement – Committee Membership

University

2011 Temple University Awareness of the Crisis in Japan and our Rededication to the TUJ community – program Chair

2007- present Temple University – University Marshall (Mace Bearer 2009 – 2010)

2007- present Temple University – Middle States Assessment Committee

2007- 2008 Temple University – General Education Implementation Committee

2006 Temple University, President’s Inaugural Committee

2002 Temple University, Orientation for Graduate Teaching Assistants’ Program

1997-1998 Temple University; Faculty Senate Steering Committee.

Temple University; Board of Trustees Hospitality Task Force

1996-1998 Temple University; Faculty Senate Oversight Committee.

Temple University; Educational Policies and Programs Committee, Admission Committee.

1996-1997 Temple University; Chair: Educational Program and Policy Committee

Temple University; Provost Committee for Curriculum in Hospitality Management

Temple University; Search Committee, Director for Intellectual Heritage.

Temple University; Search Committee, Director of University Core and Transfer.

Temple University; Implementation of Kearney Report Subcommittee, Academic Issues Workgroup.

Temple University Team Member at the Epiphany Institute, George Mason University, Fairfax, Va., January 1997.

Temple University; Secretary, Faculty Senate.

1992-1993 Temple University; Academic Planning Council, Subcommittee on Graduate Education and Research.

Temple University; Student Recruitment and Retention Committee, Task Force on Coordination of Advertising, Marketing and Publications

1991-1998 Temple University; Educational Program and Policy Committee.

Temple University; Faculty Senate, Representative Senator for the College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

1990-1993 Temple University; Faculty Senate Student Affairs Committee.

1988-1989 Vice President of Academic Affairs', Institutional Assessment Committee, Southern Connecticut State University.

1987-1989 University Curriculum and Instruction Committee (UCIC), Southern Connecticut State University.

Chair, UCIC Subcommittee, Assessment of Academic Distribution of SCSU Undergraduates.

UCIC Subcommittee, Internships and Co-operative Education.

College

1997-1998 Chairperson; Graduate Council, College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Chairperson; Study Leave Committee, College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

1993-1994 President; College Assembly, College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Chairperson; Graduate Council, College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Chairperson; Study Leave Committee, College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

1992-1993 President Elect; College Assembly, College of Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

1992 College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Graduate Council Subcommittee on Academic Grievance Procedure.

1990-1998 College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; Graduate Council and Research and Study Leaves Committees.

1990-1991 College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance; Applied Strategic Planning Committee, Ad Hoc Committees for Computer Applications Course, College-wide Teaching Strategies Course, and Recreation Management/Sport Management Merger.

1989-1991 Member-at-Large, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Temple University.

1987-1988 Professional Development Committee, School of Education, Southern Connecticut State University.

1985-1987 General Education Coordinating Committee, College of Liberal Arts, The University of Iowa.

School

1998 - Present Member Dean’s Executive Committee for The Fox School of Business and Management and the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management.

1998 - Present Ad Hoc Member of all committees detailed in the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management By-laws, Temple University.

Department

1991- 1998 Graduate Coordinator, Department of Sport Management and Leisure Studies, Temple University.

Sport and Recreation Management Program Coordinator, Department of Sport Management and Leisure Studies, Temple University.

1997-1998 Tourism and Hospitality Management Program Coordinator, Department of Sport Management and Leisure Studies.

1988-1989 Sabbatical Leave Committee, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, Southern Connecticut State University.

1986-1987 Undergraduate Committee, The Department of Leisure Studies, The University of Iowa.

Accreditation Committee, The Department of Leisure Studies, The University of Iowa.

1984-1986 Undergraduate Committee, Recreation Education Program, The University of Iowa.


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