Faculty Profiles

Global hospitality and tourism management department faculty contact and bio information


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Dr. Alison Green

  • Position: Interim Chair and Associate Professor
  • Department: Global Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Office Location:  Bldg 76 Room 116

Dr. Alison Green teaches in the areas of human resources, education and organizational learning. Green also examines the value of certification in the hospitality industry and determines what skills employers expect from graduates of food-and-beverage hospitality programs.

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Dr. Lisa Marie Assante

  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: Global Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Office Location:  Bldg 76 Room 117

Dr. Lisa Marie Assante has researched ways to improve training of workers in the industry, to better understand customers’ expectations and their decision-making processes, and to understand relationships between local residents and tourists.

Dr. Ata Atadil

Dr. Ata Atadil

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Global Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Office Location:  Bldg 76 Room 111

Dr. Atadil conducts research on cognitive neuroscience, decision-making behavior of travelers, branding and information technology. His research interests include memetics, destination neurogenetics, meme map creation and travelers’ perceptions regarding new technologies.

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Dr. Andrew Holdnak

  • Position: Associate Professor - 4/469
  • Department: Global Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Office Location:  FWB - Building 4, Room 69; Pensacola - Building 76, Room 119

Dr. Andrew Holdnak’s research has ranged from aspects of sports and environmental tourism to recreational fishing, the boating community, the acceptance of pets in campgrounds, and the role of factory stores and shopping centers in attracting tourists.

Jill Plumer

Dr. Jill Plumer

  • Position: Instructor
  • Department: Global Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Office Location:  Bldg 76 Room 109

Dr. Jill Plumer's research Interests include Revenue Management and Customer Relationship Management.

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Dr. Xuan V. Tran

  • Position: Professor
  • Department: Global Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Office Location:  Bldg 76 Room 118

Dr. Xuan V. Tran studies microeconomics and macroeconomics and consumer behavior psychology in hospitality and tourism. Tran’s research has examined economic effects on demand for luxury hotel rooms, hotel brand personality and service quality, and customers’ price sensitivity in upscale lodging.

Emeritus Faculty

Global hospitality and tourism management department emeritus faculty contact and bio information


  • Steven Philipp

    • Position: Professor Emeritus
    • Department: Global Hospitality & Tourism Management
    • Office Location: Bldg 76 Room 109
    • sphilipp@uwf.edu
    • 8504742774

Academic Advisor

Global hospitality and tourism management department academic advisor contact and bio information


  • Devin Blackmarr

    • Position: GHTM Academic Advisor
    • Department: Global Hospitality & Tourism Management
    • Office Location: Bldg 76A Room 217
    • dblackmarr@uwf.edu
    • 8504743442