Recreation and Tourism Management

  • sunset over the ocean, distant shot of Lake Powell

    Department of Recreation & Tourism Management

  • Goblin Valley, Yellowstone Forest in the winter

    Department of Recreation & Tourism Management

  • teams of two rowing boats with onlookers cheering

    Department of Recreation & Tourism Management

Undergraduate Advisement and Planning

To ensure a smooth transition from semester to semester, it is recommended that you meet with a faculty advisor each semester prior to registration. Faculty advisors are available for one-on-one personalized advising. After your initial advisement session, you may choose to work with any of the following full-time faculty in the department:

Dr. Mechelle Best

E-mail:
Phone: (818) 677-3858
Office: RE 266
Expertise: Travel and Tourism, Travel Destination Sustainability

Dr. Joong-won Lee

E-mail:
Phone: (818) 677-3250
Office: RE 267A
Expertise: Hospitality, Tourism, Service Management, Customer Service

Dr. Dianne Philibosian

E-mail:
Phone: (818) 677-4723
Office: RE 262
Expertise: Non-Profit Management

Dr. Janice Tolan

E-mail:
Phone: (818) 677-3252
Office: RE 268
Expertise: Play and Human Development

Dr. Veda Ward

E-mail:
Phone: (818) 677-2602
Office: RE 264
Expertise: Women & Leisure, Cultural Heritage Travel, Disparities in Recreation Access, Recreation Facilities Planning & Design

Dr. Alan Wright

E-mail:
Phone: (818) 677-7601
Office: RE 250
Expertise: Outdoor and Adventure Education, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Teams, & Non-profit organization

Dr. Hui "Jimmy" Xie

E-mail:
Phone: (818) 677-5896
Office: RE 263
Expertise: Consumer Behavior and Marketing, Recreation and Tourism, Recreation and Health