Team

The project team members were culled based on their respective background, knowledge and expertise from and outside the University of Florida to accomplish the objectives and strengthen the partnership between UF and TUT.

UF Team
Brijesh Thapa (PI)
Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management
Center for Tourism Research and Development
bthapa@hhp.ufl.edu

Lori Pennington-Gray (CO-PI)
Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management
Center for Tourism Research and Development
penngray@hhp.ufl.edu

Sandra Russo (CO-PI)
International Center
Center for African Studies
srusso@ufic.ufl.edu

Elaine McLaughlin
Center for Tourism Research and Development
emclaughlin@hhp.ufl.edu

Non-UF Team
George Fenich
Department of Hospitality Management
East Carolina University, North Carolina
fenichg@ecu.edu

Kathryn Hashimoto
Department of Hospitality Management
East Carolina University, North Carolina
hashimotok@ecu.edu

Rhett Yates
Department of Aeronautics
Jacksonville University, Florida
ryates@ju.edu