Charleston School of Business Faculty & Staff Updates

New faculty research in the International Journal of Hospitality Management

Professors Steve Litvin and Daniel Guttentag have published a new paper in the International Journal of Hospitality Management, an ABDC A* journal. To Airbnb or not to Airbnb: Does Airbnb feel safer than hotels during a pandemic? The paper investigates the comparative levels of concern that Americans felt towards staying in Airbnbs and hotels during…

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All Eyes on Tourism for Charleston Metro Chamber Event

Last week, Charleston Young Professionals (an arm of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce) hosted “Tourism in Our Town” at the Charleston Visitors Center. The event focused on the impacts of travel and tourism on the region. Here’s the full recap. We had a stellar panel: Tia Clark (Owner, Casual Crabbing with Tia) Daniel Guttentag…

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Center Stage

We are blessed with excellent centers doing meaningful work that makes an impact across the region. When was the last time you checked out what they are doing? I’d like to encourage you to take a look at their annual reports: Center for Public Choice and Market Process Office of Tourism Analysis Certiport Authorized Testing…

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Upcoming Important Dates

Each week, we’ll provide a look ahead at the critical dates and deadlines on the academic calendar.  Here is what’s on the horizon for the next three weeks (June 29-July 19): Thursday, June 29-Friday, June 30 – Summer I final exams Monday, July 3 – Extended Summer final grades due by 12 Noon (EST).  A…

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Apply Today: Fall 2023 OE Readiness Course

** from Victor Ruiz, Instructional Technologist, Teaching & Learning Team** TLT is now accepting applications for the (seven-week) Fall 2023 Online Education (OE) Readiness Course (September 27 – November 28, 2023). "Faculty planning to teach online beginning Fall 2022 and in all future semesters must complete, or have already completed, the seven-week OE Readiness course"…

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Astra Schedule: Our new room reservation system

**from Patti Goff ** We are very excited to have this new room scheduling tool. Please be sure to look at the instructions before making any requests. I am currently in the process of moving the requests that have been made in Outlook to Astra Schedule. When I have completed that, I will ask you…

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Young Hoon “Hunter” Kim joins the School of Business as HTMT Chair

Young Hoon “Hunter” Kim, Ph.D., has been named the College of Charleston’s new department chair and professor of hospitality and tourism management. He joins the college officially on July 1. Kim has more than 10 years of industry and 20 years of higher education experience in tourism, hotel administration and hospitality management. Over the past…

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Summer Reading

Last week, Christine and I took a trip out west with some friends. It was good to get away and spend time in nature. Amazing what a hike in the woods can do for the soul. It was also good to be a bit more intentional and catch up on some reading. We all need…

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Travel Policies and Waivers

It’s summertime! Many of you are traveling now, and some of you are already planning fall programing and trips with students. Did you know you should complete paperwork for travel to take students off campus… even if it’s just a walking trip near campus? Otherwise, the College is in no way responsible for the trip,…

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Summer Productivity (EMBA Update)

As my earlier post mentioned, despite what some outside academia might think, we are not on summer “vacation.” A lot happens over our “breaks.”  For example, our EMBA proposal cleared significant hurdles recently. The BOT approved the program proposal on April 20th, then the proposal was approved by the CHE ACAP committee on June 8th,…

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Dr. Bob Frash honored by local professional organization

As many of you know, our colleague Dr. Bob Frash retires at the end of this month. This week, the Lowcountry Hospitality Association Board of Directors hosted a reception, where they honored Dr. Bob Frash in preparation for his retirement later this month. Dr. Frash is a Professor and is currently serving as the Chair…

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Office of Tourism Analysis 2022-23 Annual Report

The Office of Tourism Analysis operates as a unit of the College of Charleston’s Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management and is counseled and advised by industry and community leaders charged with proposing the office’s research priorities. The Office collaborates mainly with the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau to implement a series of competitiveness research and…

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The Website is Getting a Makeover!

For a while, there have been talks about the website going through a redesign. I am happy to share that it is finally happening (see new web templates above)! The go-live date is mid-December, and we need to prepare. I am the SB point of contact to help guide us through the process. Here are…

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We’re Hiring! Academic Success Advisor

The Student Success Center invites applicants for its academic success advisor position. Please share the job posting with your networks!

New Publication on #SocialMediaWellness

** by Kelley Cours Anderson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Marketing ** I am excited to share a recent article that my co-authors and I published in the Journal of Consumer Behaviour, entitled “#SocialMediaWellness: Exploring a research agenda and conceptualization for healthy social media consumption.” My co-authors and I are passionate about understanding how consumers find…

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Embracing the Ted Lasso Spirit

Today, let’s tap into the spirit of Ted Lasso. If you haven’t watched the series, it quickly became one of my all-time favorites and the last episode just aired. So, with a little help from ChatGPT, I’d like to offer some thoughts on a character who has warmed our hearts and inspired millions. As we…

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Josette Pelzer Appointed Faculty Fellow by Academic Affairs

Effective June 1, 2023, Josette Pelzer, assistant professor of accounting for the Department of Accounting and Business Law, will serve as a faculty fellow in the Office of the Provost. During her one-year renewable appointment, she will lead and collaborate on various projects that fall under Academic Affairs. Pelzer was selected alongside Kate Owens, associate…

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Center for Public Choice and Market Process 22-23 Annual Report

It’s annual report season! First up is the Center for Public Choice and Market Process. The Center is pleased to share the achievements of this academic year in its 2022-2023 Annual Report. Enjoy the highlights of this memorable and rewarding year through the pages of CPM’s 2022-2023 Annual Report.

Welcoming New Staff: Cathy Ficzner

The School of Business welcomes Cathy Ficzner as the new MBA Operations Manager. Cathy will perform logistical coordination, admissions, and marketing duties related to the MBA program. In addition, she will work with the Executive Director of Continuing & Professional Education to coordinate continuing education operations. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sport Management…

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Request for Fulbright and Sponsored Programs Information

** from Rene Dentiste Mueller, PhD ** The GBRC would like to add a webpage that highlights recipients or sponsors of the Fulbright and other Sponsored Programs. I don’t think we have a comprehensive list of participants. I know that we have had several faculty members participate in the Fulbright program as either a participant…

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