Department Directory


Stuart Cottrell

Professor, Sustainable Tourism, Coordinator of Global Tourism Concentration

Mark Gasta

Associate Professor

Extensive experience in aligning innovative human capital solutions with business strategy resulting in the long-term prosperity of organizations. Passionate about developing purpose-driven leaders with the capacity to build sustainable organizations that create profit for stakeholders while protecting the environment and improving the lives of those with whom they interact. Committed to helping leverage tourism as a superior economic development tool and an avenue to protect and preserve wild places and threatened cultures.

Paul Layden

Instructor, Undergraduate Coordinator, and Internship Coordinator

Internships, career preparation, event planning, natural resource ecology and measurements.

Sam Martin

Instructor and Tourism Enterprise Program Director

Adam Mayer

Assistant Professor

Natalie Ooi

Assistant Professor and Ski Area Management Program Director

Natalie Ooi's teaching expertise lies within ski area management and more broadly, tourism management. She is an instructor in both the Graduate Certificate in Ski Area Management and the Master of Tourism Management programs. Natalie Ooi's research expertise lies within the nexus of sustainable tourism development and mountain resort development. Past and current areas of research include backpacker tourism, volunteer tourism, sustainable tourism development, mountain resort development, social capital.

Jon Salerno

Assistant Professor

Human adaptation to environmental change

James Wurz

Research Associate, Instructor

Lina Xiong

Assistant Professor