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AN INTRODUCTION FROM THE COLLEGE'S FOUNDATION CHAIR, EMINENT PROFESSOR SUE BEETON

As a past graduate and teacher at William Angliss Institute, I am delighted to be returning as the Foundation Chair of the College of Eminent Professors. The College comprises internationally renowned academics working in the Institute’s specialisation fields, many of whom have strong practitioner backgrounds. Being in a position to work with staff from across the Institute is exciting, as I know there is a breadth and depth of expertise here, from the VET to the Higher Education areas. I know I speak for all the Professors when I say we are looking forward to not only mentoring and working with all staff, but also in helping to enhance the already high reputation of William Angliss Institute.

Eminent Professor Sue Beeton

Biography

Prof Beeton is a travel and tourism researcher and writer. She became involved in tourism through guiding horseback tours, and witnessed first-hand the growth of tourism and its effects on local communities. Prof. Beeton has conducted tourism-based research into community development, film-induced tourism and nature-based tourism.

As well as producing numerous academic papers and related media articles, she has published five books, including Ecotourism: a practical guide for rural communities, Beeton’s Guide to Adventure Horse Riding, Community Development Through Tourism, Film-Induced Tourism and Tourism and the Moving Image, as well as the second edition of Film-Induced Tourism due in 2016.

In addition to her role at William Angliss Institute, Prof Beeton is founder and past president of the Asia Pacific chapter of the Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) and Board Member of TTRA International, an Honorary Associate Professor at Latrobe University, Australia and visiting Professor at University of Macerata, Italy.

Qualifications

  • PhD - Film-Induced Tourism, Monash University (2003)
  • Master of Arts (Tourism), Monash University (1998)
  • Graduate Diploma of Arts (Tourism), Monash University (1996)
  • Associate Diploma of Business, Travel and Tourism, William Angliss College (1994)

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Eminent Professor Ken Albala

Biography

Ken Albala is Professor of History at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California and Chair of the Food Studies MA program in San Francisco. He is the author or editor of 24 books on food including academic monographs, encyclopedias, handbooks, cookbooks and popular food histories. He was co-editor of the journal Food, Culture and Society, and now edits Rowman and Littlefield Studies in Food and Gastronomy.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Columbia University (1993)
  • M.A., Yale University (1987)
  • B.A. George Washington University (1986)

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Eminent Professor Tom Baum

Biography

Tom Baum is a Professor and Head of the Department of Human Resource Management in the Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and a specialist in the study of employment, education and training in the context of the international tourism and hospitality industry. He has over 35 years’ experience in vocational and higher education and specialises in workforce planning, curriculum development, programme design and assessment. Tom has published ten books and over 175 scientific papers in the context of vocational education and training. He has supervised over 35 PhD students to completion and acted as External Examiner to over 50 doctorates in 6 countries. He is frequently invited to address international conferences and events, most recently in Croatia, Korea, Malaysia, Slovenia and Spain.

Qualifications

  • PhD – Labour market determinants of national tourism policy development and implementation, University of Strathclyde (1992)
  • MPhil by Research – Education, Nottingham Trent University (1979)
  • MA by Research – Education, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth (1976)
  • BA (Hons) – Education and English (Class 1), University College of Wales, Aberystwyth (1975)

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Eminent Professor Richard Bawden

Biography

Richard Bawden's concerns with sustainability started back in the 1950s. As an undergraduate student of agricultural science at the University of London, he recognised that the push for the intensification of farming through science-based technologies to ensure food security for the British people. His subsequent career has illustrated an undiminished quest for seeking sustainable strategies to accommodate the systemic tensions created by the different demands of ecological, economic and ethical ends for 'agri-food systems' and beyond.

His career has been particularly marked by leadership positions. It has included a two-year development project with the UN (FAO) in Uruguay, two University Faculty Deanships/Head of School positions in Australia, appointment as the foundation professor of Systemic Development at the (then) University of Western Sydney, the Director of the Centre for Systemic Development at UWS and a Distinguished University Professorship at Michigan State University.

His appointment to the Order of Australia (General Division) in 2000 was in recognition of his services to systemic development both at home and overseas. He was appointed Professor Emeritus by the University of Western Sydney in 1999.

Qualifications

  • PhD – School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland (1966)
  • B.Sc. (Agric) (Hons) – University of London (1961)

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Eminent Professor Susan Sykes Hendee

Biography

Dr. Hendee holds a PhD. and M.A. in foods and food management from New York University, an M.S. in computer education and B.S. in food service education from Johnson & Wales University, and an A.O.S. from the Culinary Institute of America. She is certified by the American Culinary Federation as a Certified Culinary Educator and awarded fellow of The American Academy of Chefs. Awards include the Presidential Medallion for National Chair for Accreditation, representation as leading woman culinarian at Taiwan's 20th culinary exposition and membership on the Women’s National Taskforce.

Dr. Hendee teaches hospitality, foods and culinary management with emphasis on gastronomy and cultural foods. Her research is in “emotional intelligence” and computerization. Publications include dissertation online, food encyclopaedia, culinary magazines and association ethics. She held administrative offices in higher education and management positions to include Marriott and PepsiCo Inc. Consults have been conducted regionally, nationally and internationally.

Qualifications

  • PhD – Measurement of Differences In Emotional Intelligence and Job Satisfaction of Practicing Chefs and Culinary Educators as Measured by the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test and Spector's Job Satisfaction Survey, New York University (2002)
  • MA – Food Studies and Food Management, New York University (1995)
  • MSc – Computer Education, Johnson and Wales University (1992)
  • BSc – Food Service Education, Johnson and Wales University (1990)
  • Associate of Occupational Studies in Culinary Arts, Culinary Institute of America (1974)

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Eminent Professor Conrad Lashley

Biography

A lecturer and researcher specialising in hospitality, Conrad Lashley has co-authored and edited sixteen books and more than 100 articles published in academic journals and conference reports. In addition to having served as editor-in-chief of the trade journal Hospitality Review and co-editor of Research in Hospitality Management and being the emeritus editor of Hospitality & Society, Professor Lashley has also worked closely with various businesses, conducting commercial research and acting as a consultant. Professor Lashley’s primary research interest is hospitable behaviour as a potential source of competitive advantage.

Qualifications

  • MA in Industrial Relations, University of Warwick
  • BA Social Science, Open University
  • Certificate in Education (Special Commendation), University of Leeds
  • Certificate of the Institute of Industrial Managers (Distinction), Hull College of Higher Education
  • National Diploma in Catering and Hotel Keeping, Huddersfield College of Technology
  • Intermediate Certificate in Italian, Nottingham Trent University

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Eminent Professor Oswin Maurer

Biography

Oswin Maurer is an innovative academic with extensive international experience in key roles such as the implementation of internationally-accredited undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programmes. His areas of interest and expertise include strategic market management, international business, food industry management, internationalisation, and tourism management/economics.

Oswin has authored/co-authored a wide range of publications and has been instrumental in designing and implementing educational projects for senior management and government officials in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He has also been key in the development of various international and national research programmes on internationalisation, competitiveness and demographic change.

In addition, he is a much sought-after advisor and research consultant and is a key contributor in the building and leadership of an international research network, the Competence Centre in Tourism Management and Tourism Economics (TOMTE). TOMTE organises conferences and seminars every year, including the Consumer Behaviour in Tourism Symposium (CBTS) which takes place annually since 2008 in Brunico.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Agricultural Economics, University of Resource Sciences, Vienna (1987)
  • MSc in Agricultural Economics, University of Resource Sciences, Vienna (1983)

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Eminent Professor Alison Morrison

Biography

Until 2009, Alison was Vice-Dean (Research) of the Strathclyde Business School at the University of Strathclyde. Prior to this she was Head of the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management (formerly The Scottish Hotel School). This was followed by a role as Professor of Hospitality at Surrey University, and Head of School of International Business, Victoria University in Melbourne. Alison has been publishing extensively and teaching since 1984, primarily in her specialist area of small and entrepreneurial hospitality and tourism businesses. Within the field of hospitality key contributions have been made through the co-edited books In Search of Hospitality and Hospitality a Social Lens. She has taught entrepreneurship in hospitality and tourism extensively overseas at universities in, such as, Austria, the Netherlands, Finland, New Zealand, Canada, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Australia, Lapland, Iran and Mauritius.

Qualifications

  • PhD “Small Firm Strategic Alliances: The UK Hotel Industry” University of Strathclyde (1996)
  • M.Sc. Entrepreneurial Studies, University of Stirling (1990)
  • BA Hotel & Catering Management, University of Strathclyde (1977)

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Eminent Professor G. Michael McGrath

Biography

Dr. Michael McGrath gained his PhD from Macquarie University in 1993 and his most recent academic appointments was as Professor of Information Systems at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. Prior to that, he had over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry - mostly at Telstra, Australia, where he worked in a variety of positions. These included an executive-level position, as Manager Information Architecture within the organisation’s Corporate Strategy Directorate.

His current research is focused broadly on the the use of IT within the T&H industry and, more specifically on the development of advanced decision support systems for various sustainable tourism applications.

In recent years he has conducted research and consultancy work for Telstra, IBM, Centrelink, DIST (Department of Industry Science and Tourism) and NOIE (National Office for the Information Economy). He has authored over 200 refereed journal and conference papers and supervised over 20 PHD/DBA students to completion.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Macquarie University (1993)
  • MAppSc (NSWIT, Sydney)
  • Bachelor of Science (Melbourne)

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