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  • 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.

Affiliate Faculty

Affiliate Faculty share an interest and enthusiasm for the Center's mission, conduct tourism research activities in conjunction with the Center, serve as thesis advisors and members, and mentor students working on sustainable tourism related research.

 

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Robert A. Chin

Professor, Department of Technology Systems
College of Technology and Computer Science
207 Science and Technology Building
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
Voice: 252-328-9648
FAX: 252-328-1618
chinr@ecu.edu

Community Outreach Interests

  • Charter Member, Rebuilding Together Pitt County, NC, Inc.
  • Vice-Chair, Greenville Climate Partnership (a subcommittee of the Environmental Advisory Commission).
  • Charter Member, Greenville Area Green Building Tour.

Research Interests

Primary focus has been on the scholarship of learning, which includes experimenting with methods of instructional delivery or the use of instructional technology, adapting pedagogical approaches from widely-differing disciplines, and developing and testing new technical content to prepare students for professions and leadership positions in business and industry. This also includes research and development of best practices for professional and adult education for business and industry (workforce development).


Notable Publications

  • Chin, R. A. (2008, November). The NCSBDC and the ECU/PCC Partnership. Presented at AASHE Conference & Sustainable Solutions Expo, Raleigh, North Carolina.  
  • Sheta, S.A. & Chin, R. A. (2008, November). Sustainability on Campus: Higher Education and Leadership Role. Poster Presented at AASHE Conference & Sustainable Solutions Expo, Raleigh, North Carolina.  
  • Sheta, S.A. & Chin, R. A. (2008, November). Sustainability on Campus: What Others Do - Short, Medium, and Long Term Plans for Green Campus Initiatives. Poster Presented at AASHE Conference & Sustainable Solutions Expo, Raleigh, North Carolina.  
  • Sheta, S.A. & Chin, R. A. (2008, November). Campus-wide Sustainability Principles for Planning, Design, and Operations. Poster Presented at AASHE Conference & Sustainable Solutions Expo, Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Sheta, S. A. & Chin, R. A. (2008). Emphasizing Sustainability Principles in Developing Building Technology Courses: Engineering Educational and Research Collaboration between Egypt and USA. American Society for Engineering Education Southeastern Section Meeting, American Society for Engineering Education.  
  • Sweet, R., Warsco, K., & Chin, R. (2006). Greening homeowners: A collaborative educational challenge. Housing and Society, 33(1), 73–86.
  • Presenter since 2006, Greenville Area Green Building Tour. 

Courses

  • DESN 3030: Architectural Draftings
  • DESN 3036: Architectural Design and Drafting OG 4335/6335
  • DESN 3038: Sustainable Design OG 7300
  • DESN 4030: Descriptive Geometry OG 7300

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