• Community Sense of Place Community Sense of Place Tourism Impacts and Second Home Development: A Sustainable Approach
  • Climate, Weather, and Tourism Climate, Weather, and Tourism Tourism destinations and their individual tourism businesses are all vying for tourists at their respective locations.
  • Engagement and Community Engagement and Community In partnership with the Office of Engagement, Innovation, and Economic Development.
  • Rural Tourism Rural Tourism Sustaining rural America is one of today's pressing issues.
  • RESET RESET Race, Ethnicity, and Social Equity in Tourism
  • US Travel Care Code US Travel Care Code The United States Travel Care Code has been developed and is managed by the Center for Sustainable Tourism.
  • RETI RETI The Renewable Energy in Tourism Initiative
  • Tourism and Entrepreneurship Tourism and Entrepreneurship Developing the local tourism industry as part of an economic development strategy.

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Faculty contribute to the interdisciplinary Center for Sustainability and Master of Science in Sustainable Tourism in many and varied ways reflecting the multidisciplinary interest on the campus in sustainable tourism and a generous willingness to engage in the research, teaching and outreach activities of the center.  Examples of these contributions include service on the MS-ST Faculty Graduate Committee, on thesis and non-thesis projects, on search committees, in recruiting and mentoring students, on external funding activities, on special projects and initiatives, in teaching core courses, on interdisciplinary research and publication efforts and on hosting visiting scholars, among others. Faculty affiliates are encouraged to cross over with other disciplines in research interests to the extent possible in order to become fully aware of, and take advantage of, the many interdisciplinary approaches and opportunities.

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David L. Edgell, Sr., PhD

Professor of Tourism, Trade, and Economic Development

School of Hospitality Leadership

Research Scholar, Center for Sustainable Tourism
Charter Member, International Academy for the Study of Tourism
Fellow, Center of Economic Excellence in Tourism and Economic Development

325 RW Rivers Building
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858  

Tel: 252-328-4962




Community Outreach Interests

As a professor of tourism, an international consultant on global tourism solutions, and a researcher, he has considerable interest in the past, present, and future development of tourism. Edgell is researching and examining best practices for tourism development in communities.

Research Interests

Dr. Edgell has been dedicated to conducting quality multidisciplinary research focusing on issues relevant to tourism policy and planning, tourism development, sustainable tourism, and tourism management. In these research areas he has produced books, monographs, book chapters, journal articles and other presentations.

Notable Book Publications

  • David L. Edgell, Sr., The Worldly Travelers; manuscript completed in 2011; in progress towards publication.
  • David L. Edgell, Sr., et al, Tourism Policy and Planning: Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow, Elsevier Publishers, London, England 2008.
  • David L. Edgell, Sr., Ph.D., Managing Sustainable Tourism: A Legacy for the Future, The Haworth Press, Inc., New York 2006.
  • David L. Edgell, Sr. and Pamela Lanier, Eco-Travel and Sustainable Tourism, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, California, 2003.
  • David L. Edgell, Sr., Ph.D., Best Practices Guidebook for International Tourism and Attractions Development for Rural Communities, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 2002.
  • David L. Edgell, Sr., Ph.D., Tourism Policy: The Next Millennium, Sagamore Publishing, Champaign, Illinois, 1999.
  • David L. Edgell, Sr., Ph.D. and R. Todd Haenisch, Coopetition: Global Tourism beyond the Millennium, International Policy Publishing, Kansas City, Missouri, 1995.
  • David L. Edgell, Sr., Ph.D. and David L. Edgell, Jr., Selected Readings in International Tourism Policy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 1991.
  • David L. Edgell, Sr., Ph.D. and David L. Edgell, Jr., Tourism Policy: Course Workbook, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 1991.
  • David L. Edgell, Sr., Ph.D., International Tourism Policy, published by Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, NY, 1990.

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