Dr. Benjamin Altschuler joins the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management as an Assistant Professor of Practice, following the completion of his doctoral degree at the University of Utah.
Dr. Altschuler’s research focuses on culture and its influence on tourism in Asia, specifically in China, utilizing sociological and social psychological concepts related to culture and identity to understand touristic-related behaviors. His research has been published in top academic journals, and he has presented his work nationally as well as internationally in Germany and China.
He attained his Bachelor of Science degree in environmental studies from the University of Vermont. He received his Master of Science degree in parks, recreation and tourism, with an emphasis on peak experience, at the University of Utah. Recently, he earned his Ph.D. in parks, recreation and tourism, with an emphasis on tourism, China and cross-cultural studies, from the University of Utah.