Graduate Student Research

Tourism Marketing

  • Women’s Sexual Risk-Taking in Tourism (Yelyzaveta Berdychevsky, Ph.D. Research: 2013)
  • Destination Nizhny Novgorod, Russia through the Eyes of Domestic Tourists: Performance Evaluation, Risk Perceptions and Behavioral Intentions (Galina Simanovskaya, M.S. Research: 2013)
  • Family Vacations in the 21st Century: An Exploratory Study of Non-Resident Fathers (Adrienne Kendall, M.S. Research: 2012)
  • Antecedents to destination loyalty (Soon Ho Kim, Ph.D. Research: 2010)
  • Benefits sought and realized among study abroad students (Sarah Welch, M.S. Research: 2010)
  • Volunteer motivations and constraints among undergraduate college students (Richard Gage, M.S. Research: 2009)
  • Understanding corporate social responsibility in the tourism industry (Jung Eun Kim, Ph.D. Research: 2009)
  • Specialization and wine-related leisure: An exploratory analysis of wine tourism as a leisure pursuit (Sarah Becker, M.S. Research: 2009)
  • Effects of exposure time to travel information sources on familiarity, destination image, and intention to visit (Chul Jeong, Ph.D. Research: 2009)
  • Destination image and intent to travel to Bulgaria among US residents (Kristina Roberts, M.S. Research: 2009)
  • Destination message design on travel and tourism information web sites (Charles Lane, Ph.D. Research: 2007)
  • Theme park employee satisfaction, relationship marketing orientation and customer orientation (Matthew Wagenheim, Ph.D. Research: 2006)
  • Intergenerational solidarity as a way of understanding grand travel (Catherine Palmeiri, M.S. Research: 2006)
  • Resident perceptions of the social impacts of tourism in the Daytona Beach Area (Erin Parks, M.S. Research: 2002)
  • Perceived travel constraints of people with physical disabilities (Kristin Korkki, M.S. Research: 2000)
  • An exploratory study of the determinants of tourists’ intention to return to the greater Orlando area (Kimberly Leahy, M.S. Research: 2000)
  • A visitor profile study of tourists to the Dalyan-Koycegiz region in Turkey (Pelin Karaca, M.S. Research: 1997)
  • The perceptions and behaviors of business travelers on frequent flier programs (Jamie Miller, M.S. Research: 1995)
  • Boycotts and their effect on tourism: A case study of Colorado’s Amendment 2 (Michelle Hunnicutt, M.S. Research: 1993)
  • Measuring the occurrence of noncompliance in the collection of the tourist development tax (Neha Shah, M.S. Research: 1993)

Sport Tourism and Event Management

  • Imagery Processing and Incidental Feelings: An Investigation of Sport Tourists Decision Making Process During Planning Stage (Tzushuo Wang, Ph.D. Research: 2013)
  • Consumer Information Processing in the Context of Luxury Golf Resorts: Application of Implicit Beliefs (Hee Youn Kim, Ph.D. Research: 2013)
  • Place Bonding, Fan Identification, Nostalgia and Fenway’s Future: Observations about Red Sox Nation (Daniel Sargeant, Ph.D. Research: 2012)
  • The relationship between Active Leisure and Active Tourism (Seohee Chang, Ph.D. Research: 2009)
  • Community relations: A state of affairs in intercollegiate athletics (Francis Simone, M.S. Research: 2007)
  • Relationship among image, perceived risk and intention to travel to China and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games among US college students (Xueging Qi, M.S. Research: 2005)
  • The relationship between consumer role socialization and nostalgia sport tourism: a symbolic interactionist perspective (Amanda Wilson, Ph.D. Research: 2004)
  • An investigation of the determinants of festival attendees’ satisfaction: A study of the Gainesville Downtown Festival and Arts Show (Erin White, M.S. Research: 2002)

Ecotourism and Heritage Tourism

  • Japan’s Safety and Security Perception among U.S. Heritage Tourists: An Exploratory Study (Erika Yoshida, M.S. Research: 2013)
  • Users Ratings of Experiences Associated with the USDA Forest Service Trail Class Matrix on the Florida National Scenic Trail (Megan Donoghue, M.S. Research: 2013)
  • An Exploratory Investigation of Perceived Tourism Impacts on Resident Quality of Life and Support for Tourism in Cologne, Germany (Louisa Meyer, Ph.D. Research: 2011)
  • Local communities and protected areas: Social dimensions of pro-environmental engagement in Retezat National Park, Romania (Natalia Buta, Ph.D. Research: 2010)
  • Reconstructing stakeholder perspectives of wilderness designation in Everglades National Park, Florida (Tinelle Bustam, Ph.D. Research: 2009)
  • Stakeholder perspectives on the potential for community-based ecotourism development and support for the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in Botswana (Naomi Moswete, Ph.D. Research: 2009)
  • Household participation, resource dependency and diversification: A livelihoods assessment in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, Nepal (Peter Parker, Ph.D. Research: 2009)
  • Integration of sense of place into recreation planning and management in Ocala National Forest, Florida (Nam-Yun Kil, Ph.D. Research: 2008)
  • The understanding of rural Indonesian culture as a means of developing tourism through reflexive photography (Ignatius Cayhanto, M.S. Research: 2008)
  • Stakeholder perspectives on the Pitons Management Area in St. Lucia: Potential for sustainable Tourism development (Lorraine Nicholas, Ph.D. Research: 2007)
  • Connection to nature: The development of a measurement scale (Lisa Pennisi, Ph.D. Research: 2007)
  • Motivational factors and decisions to volunteer in the Florida Park Service (Robert Wilson, Ph.D. Research: 2005)
  • Tourism in a rural Ugandan village: Impacts, local meaning and implications for development (Andrew Lepp, Ph.D. Research: 2004)
  • The understanding of motivations, preferences and constraints of recreation in a rural Costa Rican community (Allison Hayes, M.S. Research: 2004)
  • An examination of service quality indicators as a predictor of customer satisfaction for US forest service recreationists (Sarah Farmer, M.S. Research: 2004)
  • Relationship of motivations, decision making, and satisfaction in museum visitor behavior (Bethany England, M.S. Research: 2003)
  • Visitors’ perceptions of the risk of recreating in bear habitat (Brian Burket, M.S. Research: 2002)
  • Tourism, environment and technology: An expert system application of an environmental rating system (Ferit Karakaya, M.S. Research: 1997)
  • High school students’ interests in environmental education and outdoor adventure recreation (Joanne Duff, M.S. Research: 1995)
  • Opinions and preferences or Rocky Mountain National Park visitors toward alternative transportation modes (Lori Zavitz, M.S. Research: 1995)
  • Adventure-based outdoor recreation’s effect on environmental concern (Eric Hothem, M.S. Research: 1993)

Coastal, Marine and Water-Based Tourism

  • Modeling Social Values of Ecosystem Services in Sarasota Bay (Zachary Cole, Ph.D. Research: 2012)
  • Evaluating a water conservation education program: A mental models approach (Ting-Bing Wu, Ph.D. Research: 2009)
  • Boater compliance behavior in manatee conservation zones: Recreation specialization, attitudes and situational factors (John Jett, Ph.D. Research: 2007)
  • Life satisfaction and alternative lifestyle choices: Cruising as a lifestyle process (Carolin Meisel, Ph.D. Research: 2007)
  • Human-induced noise impacts on boaters at Waldo Lake, Oregon (Joseph Kuhn, M.S. Research: 2004)
  • Recreation specialization and environmental behaviors: An exploratory analysis among scuba divers (Louisa Meyer, M.S. Research: 2002)
  • Influence of residency and activity style on conflict and tolerance on a western river (Jamie Mendelsohn, M.S. Research: 2001)
  • Factors associated with satisfaction of recreational users of the Ichetucknee river (Gary Paulauskas, M.S. Research:  2001)
  • Factors associated with the satisfaction of non-consumptive wildlife-oriented recreational users at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge (Alicia Eidam, M.S. Research: 1996)
  • Use levels, encounters, satisfaction, and perceived crowding among recreation visitors to the Rainbow River (Heidi Billington, M.S. Research: 1995)

Tourism Crisis Management

  • Modeling Tourist’s Evacuation Decision While at the Destination: Effects of Individual Characteristics, Travel-Related Variables, Information Search and Risk Appraisal (Ignatius Pulung Dwi Cahyanto, Ph.D. Research: 2012)
  • Understanding Consumer Demand For Tourism Crisis Readiness Certifications (Pei-Yu Wu, M.S. Research: 2012)
  • Caught in a Crisis: International Travelers’ Likelihood of Social Media Use (Ashley Schroeder, M.S. Research: 2012)
  • Effects of the 1998 natural disasters on Florida tourism (Amanda Heyder, M.S. Research: 2001)
  • Crime and Florida’s tourists (Susan Schiebler, M.S. Research: 1995)
  • Japanese travel agents’ attitudes toward Florida after a series of tourist criminal victimizations (Su-Yu Wu, M.S. Research: 1995)

Hospitality Management

  • Making Future More Feasible for Independently Owned Hotels: Application of Time Series Models for Hotel Sales Forecasts as Means to Gain a Competitive Advantage (Ekaterina Sorokina, M.S. Research: 2013)
  • Information-processing strategies in tourism and hospitality contexts: The moderating role of involvement and the offsetting roles of textual and pictorial information (Soo Hyun Jun, Ph.D. Research: 2009)
  • Environmental management in the accommodations sector in the Anglophone Caribbean (Mechelle Best, Ph.D. Research: 2008)
  • Nash equilibrium of hotel pricing strategies: A Bertrand model of information sharing (Sungsoo Kim, Ph.D. Research: 2008)
  • The intention of meeting professionals to incorporate voluntourism into conventions: Perceptions of meeting professionals (Tara Schickedanz, M.S. Research: 2008)
  • Timeshare owner’s perceptions of and preferences for participation in tourism planning (Chenchen Huang, Ph.D. Research: 2007)
  • Bed and breakfast websites: Marketing accommodations to people with disabilities (Felicia Rogers, M.S. Research: 2005)
  • Golf in meetings, incentives, conventions, exhibitions (MICE) tourism (Brandi Nice, M.S. Research: 2004)
  • Information technology adoptions in public assembly facilities: Benchmarking and strategic objectives (Renee Musson, M.S. Research: 2003)
  • Dimensions of consumers evaluation of lodging services (Cecilia Keller, M.S. Research: 1994)