Associate Professor, Tourism and Events Management
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.
■ 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
■ 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.