The Upper Navua Conservation Area, Fiji
  • Director, Parks, Recreation & Tourism
  • Professor, Health-Kinesiology-Recreation

Professional Service

  • Central Wasatch Commission. Role: Vice Chair. 2 Year Term. 01/01/2019 - 01/01/2021
  • Journal of Leisure Research. Role: Associate Editor. Editorial Board. 01/01/2018 - 01/01/2021
  • Journal of Ecotourism. Role: Associate Editor. Editorial Board. 01/02/2012 - 01/01/2021
  • Journal of Sustainable Tourism. Role: Associate Editor / Special Issue Editor. Editorial Board. 01/01/2010 - 01/01/2021
  • Global Sustainable Tourism Council. Role: Vice Chair, Board of Directors; Chair of International Standards Working Group. Serve on the Board of Directors Vice Chair Chair of the International Standards Working Group. 12/01/2008 - 12/31/2019
  • Global Sustainable Tourism Council. Chair of the Board. 05/01/2008 - 05/01/2014
  • The International Ecotourism Society. Role: Conference Chairperson. Professional Organization Leadership: The Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference Chair: Madison, WI, Vancouver, BC, Portland, OR, Monterey CA, Nairobi, Kenya, Bonito, Brazil, Ecuador, Tampa, Korea. 01/01/2007 - present
  • Journal of Travel Research. Editorial Board. 01/01/2007 - 01/01/2021
  • The International Ecotourism Society. Role: Program Coordinator. Professional Organization Leadership: University Consortium Certificate on Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism. 01/01/2006 - present
  • Wilderness Education Association. Role: Instructor. Professional Organization Leadership. 01/01/2002 - present
  • Journal of Park and Recreation Administration. Editorial Board. 01/01/2002 - 01/01/2021
  • The International Ecotourism Society. Role: Member. Professional Organization Leadership: Chair of the Board. 08/01/2001 - present
  • The International Ecotourism Society. Role: Chair & Coordinator. Professional Organization Leadership: Chair and Member of the Board of Directors, Member through 2010; Member of the Education Committee. 01/01/2001 - present

Internal Service

  • College: Review Research Grant Proposals. Appointed Committee Member, 04/01/2008 - 05/01/2011. College service.

Community Partnership

  • Community Service: Non-Patient Care: Chair of the Board. 08/10/2010 - 08/12/2013
  • Community Service: Non-Patient Care: Chairperson of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, Washington DC. 08/10/2010 - 08/01/2012
  • Community Service: Non-Patient Care: Department of Tourism Management, International Conference on Global Sustainable Tourism. Reviewed abstracts for international conference in South Africa. 08/01/2009 - present
  • Community Service: Non-Patient Care: Reviewed 3 articles for Leisures Sciences. 01/01/2009 - present
  • Community Service: Non-Patient Care: Reviewed articles for JOST. 01/01/2009 - present

Honors & Awards

  • Selected as one of 18 Global Judges for the “Tourism for Tomorrow” Awards, sponsored by the World Travel & Tourism Council . World Travel and Tourism Council, 01/2017
  • Inducted as a Fellow. The Academy of Leisure Sciences, 09/15/2016
  • A scholarship was created in my name to honor students of sustainable tourism and support them to the annual Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism International Conference. The International Ecotourism Society, 04/15/2015
  • Emerging Professional - Graduate Degree Award Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Alumni Society, The Pennsylvania State University. (Award) . The Pennslyvania State University , 01/2006
  • Emerging Professional Graduate Degree Award, College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society, The Pennsylvania State University. (Award) . The Pennsylvania State University, 01/2006
  • Teacher of the Year for the Division of Forestry, West Virginia University . West Virginia University, Division of Forestry, 05/2004

Affiliations

  • The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), Vice Chair of the Board of Directors and Treasurer, 07/2014 - present
  • United Nations Environmental Program - 10 YFP Sustainable Tourism Program (STP), Member, Multi-stakeholder Advisory Committee, 07/2013 - 06/2017
  • Academy of Leisure Sciences (ALS), Member, 07/2012 - present
  • The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), Chair, Research and Education Program, 07/2006 - 06/2017
  • The International Ecotourism Society-University Consortium Certificate in Sustainable Tourism (UCC), Member, 07/2004 - 06/2017
  • Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA), Member, 07/1999 - 07/2017
  • National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Member, 07/1980 - present