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Alumni Highlight

Erin Green Erin Green, Alumni highlight

Erin Green, 2013 alumni, is on the path to a very successful career. This is what she had to say about her current position and her MS-ST program experiences:

“I have just completed my first six months working as an associate at McCabe World Travel in McLean, Virginia, just out of the Washington DC metro area. We are a full service travel agency that specializes in both international and domestic travel. As a member of t he Virtuoso luxury travel consortium, we have preferred relationships with hotels, tour operators, and cruise lines around the world and are able to offer exclusive benefits and amenities, as well as unique travel experiences to our clients. It has been both interesting and exciting to see that sustainability takes an important role in much of the luxury hotel market. Nearly every representative for the various hotels or tour operators that come to speak to us mentions the efforts their property makes in sourcing locally, whether it be food, decor for the hotel, or hiring local community members, and the environmental initiatives their property features. The travel industry clearly understands the importance of sustainability in tourism and I am very pleased to be starting out at a time when an issue so important to me is in focus. My degree in Sustainable Tourism brings me to the table with a very unique perspective which has already provided me with exciting opportunities in my role at McCabe and I look forward to seeing how it will open more doors in the future!“

RESEARCH

Poster Presentations

  • Seasonal Forecasting for North Carolina Tourism: Creating a Weather and Tourism Dispatch. (2013). Ayscue, E., Curtis, S., Naar, A. and Perkins, DJ. Northeast Recreation Research Symposium, Cooperstown, NY.
  • Public-Private Partnerships for Protected Areas Management: Business and Conservation Success. (2013). Johnson, C., Schneider, P. and Heyniger, C. Northeast Recreation Research Symposium, Cooperstown, NY.
  • Use of Weather and Climate Data in Tourism Business Decision-Making: The Case of Beaufort, North Carolina. Blair, H., Long, P. and Curtis, S. 2012 NCEM-ECU Hurricane Conference, Greenville, NC.
  • Employers and Managers’ Perception of Drilled Oil Risks for Coastal North Carolina’s Tourism-Impacted Businesses and Organizations. Hao, H, Long, P. Knollenberg, W., Powers, R., Wilson, K., Kain, D. and Smith, C. 2012 NCEM-ECU Hurricane Conference, Greenville, NC.
  • Hurricane Impacts and the North Carolina Coastal Tourism: The Case of Hurricane Irene. Winslow, H. and Naar, A.2012 NCEM-ECU Hurricane Conference, Greenville, NC.
  • Use of Weather and Climate Date in Tourism Business Decision-Making: The Case of Beaufort, North Carolina. Blair, H., Long, P. and Curtis, S. (2012). Social Coastal Forum (NOAA), Charleston, SC.
  • Tourism and Sustainable Food Systems. (2011). Zeigler, Antahades, Tsao, Becker and Kline. National Tourism Extension Conference, Charleston, SC.
  • Social Networks Among Tourism Businesses and Organizations in North Carolina’s Roanoke River Valley Region. (2011). Tsao, Schneider and Kline. National Tourism Extension Conference, Charleston, SC.
  • Lost in Mayberry: The Impact of the Andy Griffith Show on Sense of Place in Mount Airy, North Carolina. (2011). Benjamin and Alderman. National Tourism Extension Conference, Charleston, SC.
  • Reducing Liability: An Assessment of Agritourism Business Practices. (2011). Arnold and Kline. National Tourism Extension Conference, Charleston, SC.
  • >Images of Race and Gender in State Travel Guides from the Carolinas. (2011).Antahades, Alderman and Brammer. National Tourism Extension Conference, Charleston, SC.
  • Exploring the Nature and Value of the SAVE Market. (2011). Becker and Kline. National Tourism Extension Conference, Charleston, SC.
  • Analyzing Resident Place Satisfaction in a Tourism-Destination Through Auto-Photography: The Case of Southern Shores, North Carolina. (2011). Hueber and Alderman.  National Tourism Extension Conference, Charleston, SC.
  • Development of Visitor Identity through Study Abroad Experiences. (2011). Johnson, Kline and Boone. National Tourism Extension Conference, Charleston, SC.
  • Tourism Impacts and Second Home Development in Coastal Communities: A Sustainable Approach. (2011). Long, Hao, Knollenberg, Crawford and Landry. National Tourism Extension Conference, Charleston, SC.
  • Why Do I Forget to Recycle While on Vacation? (2011). Oliver and Benjamin. Travel and Tourism Research Association Annual Conference. London, Ontario, Canada

Conference Presentations

Attitudinal Determinants of Recycling Behavior at Home and on Vacation

Dr. Jason Oliver, Assistant Professor of Marketing, College of Business Stefanie Benjamin, MS-ST 2011 Academy of Marketing Science Conference- Miami, Florida May 2011

Published Articles

  • Transforming Mount Airy into Mayberry: Film-Induced Tourism as Place-Making. (2012). Alderman, D., Benjamin, S., and Schneider, P. Southeastern Geographer, 52(2): 212-239.
  • The Andy Griffith Show: Mayberry as Working Class Utopia and Dystopia. (2012). Book Chapter in Blue Collar Pop Culture, Praeger (edited by M. Keith Booker). Alderman, D., Moreau, T., and Benjamin, S.
  • Tourism, Non-Profit Organizations, and Environmental Attitudes and Behaviors: A Pilot Study of Perceptions of Residents of a River Basin. (2012). Deale, C., Barber, N., Murray, A. and Cashion, M. Consortium Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 17:47-65.
  • Tour Guides as Creators of Empathy: The Role of Affective Inequality in Marginalizing the Enslaved at Plantation House Museums. (2011) Modlin, E. Jr., Alderman, D. and Gentry, G. Tourist Studies, 11 (1): 3-19.
  • Entrepreneurial Climate and Rural Tourism Development: A Review of the Literature. (2010). Kline, C. S. & Milburn, L. Annals of Leisure Research, 13 (1&2), 320-348.
  • The Beginning of the End. Milburn, L., Mully, S., & Kline, C. (2010).  Journal of Extension, 48(6).
  • Tourists' Climate Perceptions: A Survey of Preferences and Sensitivities in North Carolina's Outer Banks. (2010). Covington, R., Arrigo, J., Curtis, S., Long, P., & Alderman, D. The North Carolina Geographer, Vol. 17, pp. 38-53

Articles In Press

  • Lost in Mayberry: Is Film Induced Tourism a Sustainable Option in Tourism Planning. Benjamin, S., Schneider, P., and Alderman, D.   Tourism Review International Journal.
  • Using Ecological Systems Theory and Density of Acquaintance to Explore Resident Perception of Entrepreneurial Climate. Kline, C., McGehee, N., Paterson, S. & Tsao, J. Journal of Travel Research.
  • Development of Visitor Identity through Study Abroad in Ghana. Tourism Geographies. Boone, K., Kline, C., Johnson, L., Milburn, L.A., & Rieder, K.
  • Landscapes of Memory. The New Companion to Cultural Geography, edited by Nuala Johnson, Richard Schein, and Jamie Winders, to be published by Wiley-Blackwell. Alderman, Derek H., and Joshua Inwood.
  • Re-examining the Montgomery Bus Boycott: Toward an Empathetic Pedagogy of the Civil Rights Movement. Professional Geographer. Alderman, Derek H., Paul Kingsbury, and >Owen Dwyer.
  • Southern Hospitality and the Politics of African American Belonging: An Analysis of Photographs in North Carolina Tourism Brochures. Journal of Cultural Geography. Alderman, Derek H. and Arnold Modlin, Jr.
  • Historical Geographies of Slavery: Of Theory, Method, and Intervention. Historical Geography. Introduction to special issue (co-edited by Alderman) that highlights slavery heritage tourism. Alderman, Derek H. and G. Rebecca Dobbs.
  • Graffiti Heritage: Civil War Memory in Virginia. Geography and Memory: Explorations in Identity, Place, and Becoming, edited by Owain Jones and Joanne Garde-Hansen, to be published by Palgrave. Moreau, Terri and Derek H. Alderman.
  • Southern Hospitality and the Politics of African American Belonging: An Analysis of Photographs in North Carolina Tourism Brochures. Journal of Cultural Geography. Alderman, D. and E. A. Modlin, Jr.

Manuscripts Under Review or Revision

  • Traveling to utopia: Whiteness, Blackness, and Tourism. Moreau, T., Benjamin, S., and Modlin, E. Chapter proposal for Current Developments in the Geographies of Leisure and Tourism book series (with the Royal Geographical Society and the Institute of British Geographers, Series Editors. Jan Mosedale and Caroline Scarles).
  • An Examination of Social Network Participation and Coverage by Tourism Industry Sector. Journal of Hospitality Marketing. Schneider, P, Vogt, C, Rummel, A., Kline, C and Tsao, J.
  • Support and Challenge Factors for Tourism Entrepreneurs: Four Cases from North Carolina, U.S.A. K line, C., Shah, N., Tsao, J. & Cook, A. Journal of Sustainable Tourism.
  • Attitudes towards women-owned tourism businesses in Ayampe, Ecuador. Beedle, J., Kline, C., Cardenas, D., Byrd, E. & Schneider, P. (under review). Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change.
  • Exploring the Production-Consumption Continuum in Ghana, West Africa. Bulla, B., Johnson, L., Wilburn, L., Kline, C., Bryant, B. (under review). Current Issues in Tourism (special issue).

Abstracts/Conference Papers Recently Presented

  • An Importance-Performance Analysis (IPA) of Arts and Cultural Tourist Activities and Amenities in Havana. (June 2012). Travel and Tourism Research Association 2012 Graduate Research Symposium. (Hingtgen, Green and Kline).
  • How minority residents perceive their community as a viable minority tourist destination:
  • A case study of African American residents in Columbia, South Carolina . (June 2012). Travel and Tourism Research Association 2012 Graduate Research Symposium. (Benjamin, S).
  • Factors Influencing Brand Loyalty to Microbreweries in North Carolina. (June 2012). Travel and Tourism Research Association 2012 Graduate Research Symposium. (Murray and Kline).
  • Effects of Oil in Coastal Waters on Tourism-Impacted Business’ Preparedness and Response. (Feb. 2012). Social Coastal Forum, Charleston, SC. (Powers, Knollenberg, Hao, Wilson, Kain, Smith and Long).
  • Use of Weather and Climate Data in Tourism Business Decision-Making: The Case of Beaufort, North Carolina. (Feb. 2012). Social Coastal Forum, Charleston, SC.(Blair, Curtis and Long).
  • On Being Black in Mayberry: The Racial Politics of Tourism in Mount Airy, North Carolina (Feb 2012). Associations of American Geographers Annual Conference, New York City, NY. (Benjamin and Alderman).
  • Remaking Mount Airy into Mayberry: Film-Induced Tourism and the Politics of Place Identity. (Nov 2011). Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, Savannah, GA. (Alderman and Benjamin).
  • Landing Additional Green Consumers by Connecting with Fly fishing Enthusiasts. (March 2012). Association of Marketing Theory and Practice, Myrtle Beach, SC. (Winslow and Oliver).

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

  • Meeting Planners and Attendees’ Perceptions of Sustainable Issues. (July 2012). World Education Conference, St. Louis, Missouri. (Cox, Benjamin, Strick, Carpenter)
  • The Influence of Music Videos in Tourism. (July 2012). Soundtracks: Music and Tourism International Research Conference, Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Hudson and Benjamin)
  • Social Capital as Catalyst for Critical Action: An Appreciative Inquiry Approach. Co-authored by McGehee, N. & Brown-Bochicchio, C. Critical Tourism Studies Conference IV- Tourism Futures: Enhancing Creative & Critical Action, Welsh Centre for Tourism Research, Cardiff, UK, July 2-5, 2011.

Research Poster Presentations- Graduate Students

  • Use of Weather and climate Date in Tourism Business Decision-Making: The Case of Beaufort, North Carolina. Blair, H., Long, P., and Curtis, S. 2012 NCEM-ECU Hurricane Conference, Greenville, NC.
  • Employers and Managers’ Perception of Drilled Oil Risks for Coastal North Carolina’s Tourism-Impacted Businesses and Organizations. Hao, H, Long, P. Knollenberg, W., Powers, R., Wilson, K., Kain, D. and Smith, C. 2012 NCEM-ECU Hurricane Conference, Greenville, NC.
  • Hurricane Impacts and the North Carolina Coastal Tourism: The Case of Hurricane Irene. Winslow, H. and Naar, A. 2012 NCEM-ECU Hurricane Conference, Greenville, NC.
  • Use of Weather and Climate Date in Tourism Business Decision-Making: The Case of Beaufort, North Carolina. Blair, H., Long, P. and Curtis, S. (2012). Social Coastal Forum (NOAA), Charleston, SC.
  • Tourism and Sustainable Food Systems. (2011). Zeigler, Antahades, Tsao, Becker and Kline. National Tourism Extension Conference, Charleston, SC.
  • Social Networks Among Tourism Businesses and Organizations in North Carolina’s Roanoke River Valley Region. (2011). Tsao, Schneider and Kline. National Tourism Extension Conference, Charleston, SC.
  • Lost in Mayberry: The Impact of the Andy Griffith Show on Sense of Place in Mount Airy, North Carolina. (2011). Benjamin and Alderman. National Tourism Extension Conference, Charleston, SC.
  • Reducing Liability: An Assessment of Agritourism Business Practices. (2011). Arnold and Kline. National Tourism Extension Conference, Charleston, SC.
  • Images of Race and Gender in State Travel Guides from the Carolinas. (2011). Antahades, Alderman and Brammer. National Tourism Extension Conference, Charleston, SC.
  • Exploring the Nature and Value of the SAVE Market. (2011). Becker and Kline. National Tourism Extension Conference, Charleston, SC.
  • Analyzing Resident Place Satisfaction in a Tourism-Destination Through Auto-Photography: The Case of Southern Shores, North Carolina. (2011). Hueber and Alderman. National Tourism Extension Conference, Charleston, SC.
  • Development of Visitor Identity through Study Abroad Experiences. (2011). Johnson, Kline and Boone. National Tourism Extension Conference, Charleston, SC.
  • Tourism Impacts and Second Home Development in Coastal Communities: A Sustainable Approach. (2011). Long, Hao, Knollenberg, Crawford and Landry.National Tourism Extension Conference, Charleston, SC.
  • Why Do I Forget to Recycle While on Vacation? (2011). Oliver and Benjamin. Travel and Tourism Research Association Annual Conference. London, Ontario, Canada.

Grant/Contract Activity—Funded and Non-Funded

  • Assessing Consumer Sentiment Toward Sustainability Initiatives in the Tourism Industry Based on Unsolicited Word-of-Mouth Communication Posted Online. (2012). Targeted Program: UNLV Caesars Hospitality Research Center Grant. Oliver, Tuten, Robinson, Harris and Long. (Not funded).
  • Tourism Impacts and Second Home Development in Coastal Communities: A Sustainable Approach. North Carolina Sea Grant, $69,952. Long, Hao, Knollenberg, Landry and Crawford. (Funded).
  • Graduate Research Assistant Funding. Supplemental grant of $25,000 for graduate student support. North Carolina Sea Grant. Tourism Impacts and Second Home Development in Coastal Communities: A Sustainable Approach. Long, Hao, Knollenberg, Landry and Crawford. (Funded).
  • Employers’ and Managers’ Perception of Drilled Oil Risks for Coastal North Carolina’s Tourism-Impacted Businesses and Organizations. North Carolina Sea Grant, $4,930. Hao, Knollenberg, Smith, Kain, Powers, Wilson and Long. (Funded).

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