College of Education and Human Development

Associate Professor, Tourism and Events Management

Research Focus

I have worked on regional planning and development for 15 years and worked with rural communities in Tanzania, the United Kingdom, Belarus, and the United States. My primary focus is on rural sustainable development, policy implementation, and food tourism, specifically working with small businesses and communities in less advantaged areas.

Current Projects

■ Fulbright Research Scholar, Spring 2020, Minsk, Belarus

■ Examining public pedagogy, cultural memory, and tourism in a post-Charlottesville era

■ Building capacity for local sourcing within the National Park Service

■ Enhancing economic sustainability through agricultural and food based tourism in southwest Indian county

Women and Leisure in the 21st Century – An Evolving Paradigm – a book under contract in collaboration with L. J. Ingram, K. Tarkó and A. Beniwal

The Business of Sustainable Tourism Development and Management – a book under contract in collaboration with A. Aidoo and K. McMahon

Tourism Development in Post-Soviet Nations: From Communism to Capitalism – a book under contract in collaboration with V. Klitsounova

Neolocalism and Tourism: Understanding a Global Movement – a book under contract in collaboration with L. J. Ingram and C. T. Cavaliere

Select Publications

Slocum, S. L. & Curtis, K. R. (2018) Food and agricultural tourism theory and best practice. New York, NY: Routledge.

C. Kline et al. (Eds.). (2017). Craft beverages and tourism, volume 1: the rise of breweries and distilleries in the United States. New York, NY: Springer.

C. Kline et al. (Eds.). (2017). Craft beverages and tourism, volume 2: environmental, societal, and marketing implications. New York, NY: Springer.

Slocum, S. L. (2017). Operationalising both sustainability and neo-liberalism in protected areas: implications from the USA’s National Park Service’s evolving experiences and challenges. J Sustainable Tour, 25(12), 1848-1864.
 

Contact

Phone: 703-993-4260

Email: sslocum@gmu.edu

Website: https://cehd.gmu.edu/people/faculty/sslocum/