Recreation and Tourism Management

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    Department of Recreation & Tourism Management Faculty

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    Department of Recreation & Tourism Management

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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

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

Dr. José H. González

Phone: (818) 677-5637
Office: RE 267
Expertise: Outdoor and Adventure Recreation, Entrepreneurship

Dr. Joong-Won Lee

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

Dr. Nathan Martin

Phone: (818) 677-3252
Office: RE 268
Expertise: Sport and Recreation

Dr. Dianne Philibosian

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

Dr. HeeKyung (Erika) Sung

Phone: (818) 677-2041 
Office: RE 261
Expertise: Community Development and Event Management

Dr. Veda Ward

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

Dr. Alan Wright

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

Dr. Hui (Jimmy) Xie

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