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Rachel Chen

Professor, Director of the Center for Sustainable Business and Development


I have conducted various types of research projects in the areas of tourism, hospitality, and service management including sustainable development, economic impact assessments, forecast model evaluations, tourist behavior analyses, and geographic information system (GIS) applications in business development. My teaching interests include sustainable business, strategic management, eco-tourism, tourism economics, tourism analysis, and marketing for hospitality and tourism.  I serve as an associate editor, guest editor, editorial board member, paper reviewer, and track chair for 22 refereed journals and 4 national / international associations.  Recently, I have concentrated my research and outreach on valuing sustainable business, eco-tourism, and environment.  During the years of 2009-2010, I was appointed as Visiting Associate Professor in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.  I am a Fulbright Senior Scientist.


Classes Offered:

  • HRT 224   Fundamentals of Tourism Planning
  • HRT 361   Issues and Trends in Consumer Services
  • HRT 410   Strategic Management in Hospitality
  • HRT 423   Marketing for Hospitality and Tourism
  • HRT 493   Independent Study
  • RHTM 590 Doctoral Seminar
  • RHTM 615 Literature
  • RHTM 652 Independent Study


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