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Journal of Tourism, Sports Management & Marketing

Editorial Board

Founder & Editor-in-Cheif

  • Prof. Bob Lee, PhD., Professor at the School of Human Movement, Sports and Leisure Studies at Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA.

    Biography

    Bob Lee, a professor at the School of Human Movement, Sports and Leisure Studies at Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA. Dr. Lee received his doctorate degree in Leisure Studies from Pennsylvania State University and completed his master degree in Tourism, Park and Recreation Management from Clemson University.  Dr. Lee served as associate editor for the Journal of Park Recreation Administration as well as the Annual of Therapeutic Recreation. He also took an editorship as a guest editor for special issue for the Journal for Liberal Arts and Sciences and works as co-editor for Journal of the  Visons in Leisure and Business.

    Research Interest

    Tourism destination development and marketing, community event and festivals, hotel and resort management, older travelers, aging and leisure. Dr. Lee has written extensively on uses of technology among older adults, medical tourism, family recreation, and sport events.

Editorial Board Member

  • Prof. William A. Mosier, M.Div, MAT, MPAS, M.D, Ed.D., Professor of Child Development, School of Health Sciences & Institute of Social Sciences, Istanbul Gelisim University, Istanbul, Turkey

    Biography
     

    Dr. William Mosier is a Director of Research at the Lynda A. Cohen Center for the Study of Child Development, and a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. William completed a doctorate in child development, specializing in early childhood and counselor education from the University of Southern California and a doctorate in medicine from the Universidad Central del Este in the Dominican Republic. Dr. Mosier is the author of two books, 60 peer-reviewed journal articles, and textbook chapters and has presented over 100 seminars and training workshops at national, and international conferences.  William taught in the Teacher Corps in inner-city St. Louis, MO, taught in and directed Head Start and Migrant Head Start Programs in California, and has been a Professional Development Specialist and licensed psychotherapist for over 20-years. William served 20 years in the military, treating children on Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Missions throughout Latin America, Asia, and Africa as an International Health Specialist (retiring at the rank of Lt. Colonel). 

    Research Interest
     

    His research interests are related to all aspects of human development.

  • Prof. José Luís Abrantes, Ph.D, Head of Management, Department of Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão of Politécnico de Viseu, Portugal

    Biography
     

    Prof. Jose has a degree in Business Management and Organization from the Higher Institute of Economics and Management of the Technical University of Lisbon, in Portugal. He has a degree in “Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, sección Empresariales” by the “Ministerio de Educación y Cultura” in Spain. He has a post-graduate degree in International Marketing from the Catholic University of Portugal and a Ph.D. in “Economic and Business Sciences” from the University of Salamanca. He has a post-doctorate in Marketing at Universidade Nova de Lisboa - Faculty of Economics, Portugal. He published in Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management, Journal of Business Research, European Journal of Marketing, International Marketing Review, among others. 

    Research Interest
     

    Tourism Management, Marketing, Pedagogy

  • Prof. Francisco Campos, Ph.D., Professor at Coimbra Education School (Polytechnic of Coimbra), Portugal

    Biography
     

    Prof. Francisco Campos is a Ph.D. in Sport Sciences, specialization in Fitness, by the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD) - Portugal (2015). He obtained a Master's degree in Psychology of Sport and Exercise, also at UTAD - Portugal (2010), and a Bachelor's degree in Sports - Fitness, at Rio Maior Sports School (Polytechnic of Santarém) - Portugal (2004). He is a vice-director of the Applied Sport Sciences Research Unit (ASSERT) since 2017.

    Research Interest
     

    Fitness services; quality of the instructors of group exercise fitness activities; technical intervention of the sport professionals; interdisciplinary education; and educational play, games and sport activities.

     

  • Dr. Nasr Chalghaf, M.Sc, Ph.D, Teacher of Social and Organizational psychology at the High Institute of Sport and Physical Education of Sfax, Tunisia.

    Biography
     
     
    • Received Ph.D. in Sciences and Techniques of Sports and Physical Education (Specialty: Applied Psychology in the Field of Sport and Physical Education) at the University of Manouba, Tunisia in 2019. Also Master's degree in Applied Psychology in the field of sports and physical education at the University of Sfax, Tunisia in 2007.
    • I have authored about 19 published papers (5 in Q1 journals with Impact factor from 2.067 to 10.500) and (14 in peer-reviewed international journals).
    Research Interest
     
     

    Applied Psychology, Mental Health, Well- Being, Positive Psychology, Psychological Measurements, Sports and Physical Education.

  • Dr. Hebatallah Abd El-Fattah Salem Ghoneim, MA, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, at the Business School of the German University, Cairo, Egypt

    Biography
    • 2013: Ph.D. degree in Economics- German University in Cairo.
    • Ph.D. Thesis Title: Anti-Poverty Policy in Egypt: Food Subsidy or Conditional Cash Transfer. The main aim of the thesis was to evaluate Egypt's food subsidy system and stimulate CCT replacement to food subsidy. It also aimed to provide a background for policymakers & supporting them in directing public policy to what guarantees higher utility for poor families. In an attempt to satisfy this need, the researcher had to scrutinize social safety nets within economic contexts as well as analyzing the Egyptian social safety net. This also required exploring labor market policies that would affect poor families in Egypt over history.

    • 2008: Master of Arts in Economics with specialization in “International Economics”- American University in Cairo.

    • 2002: Bachelor of Science in Economics- Faculty of Economics and Political Science/English Section- Cairo University.

    Research Interest
    • Poverty
    • Social safety nets
    • Human capital
    • Income inequality
    • International trade
    • Foreign direct investment
    • Analyzing Egyptian economy as well as MENA Region

  • Dr. Fabio Carbone, M.Sc, PhD, Lecturer in International Tourism Management, Coventry University, Coventry, England

    Biography
     
    • European Ph.D. in Tourism* 2011 – 2015 in the Department of Economics, Management and Industrial Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal (Supervisors: Luiz Oosterbeek, Carlos Costa, Ana Maria Ferreira); Dissertation: Quality Management Applied to Archaeological Heritage. Analysis of Managers’ Perception and Social Impacts for Tourism and Local Communities *Approved with Honorary Distinction Award.
    • MSc in Management and Heritage Tourism Development 2004 – 2006 in the Department of Economics, Management, and Industrial Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal; Dissertation: Archaeology, Tourism, and Sustainable Development, A New Model for Archaeological Heritage Management.
    • B. Sc in Archaeology (Humanities and Philosophy) 1998 – 2003 in the  Department of Archaeology and History, University of Calabria, Cosenza, Italy; Dissertation: Contribution to the Enhancement of Archaeological Heritage in the Marchesato Crotonese: Christian Sanctuaries.
    • Besides these academic qualifications, he has also successfully completed courses in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy (Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin); Religion, Conflict, and Peace (EdX, Harvard University), Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster (EdX, Harvard University), and Environmental Security and Sustaining Peace.
    Research Interest
     
    • Peace through tourism
    • Cultural heritage, Tourism & Intercultural dialogue for Peace
    • International tourism and intercultural dialogue
    • International Tourism & Cultural Diplomacy
    • Cultural Heritage Quality Management Tourism
    • Tourism, Local Communities and Sustainable Development

  • Dr. Ömer Faruk Görçün Ph.D., Faculty Member of the Faculty of Business Administration at Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey

    Biography
     
     

    Dr. Ömer Faruk Görçün is a member of the transportation council of the Ministry of Transportation of Turkey. In addition to that, he has performed some duties such as president and member in the committees of the Reserach&Development and the railway regulation. He had duties as a member of the board in Rail Systems Association and was an advisor for the Crane Operator Association and Heavy Transport Association. In addition to many studies published in international and national reputable journals, he wrote many scientific books, which published by international and national publishers, such as Industry 4.0, Integrated Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management, Warehouse and Inventory Management, Railway Transportation.

    Research Interest
     
     

    Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Transportation Management, Operational Research, Optimisation, Decision-Making Techniques.

  • Dr. Stephen Norbert Mabagala , Ph.D, Senior Lecturer and Head in the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, School of Education at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Biography
     

    Dr. Stephen Mabagala holds a Ph.D. from Kenyatta University in Kenya, where he graduated in 2013. His research focus was on the extent of compliance with the professional code of ethics and conduct among physical education teachers in Tanzania. His Master’s and Undergraduate training were from the University of Dar es Salaam, where he obtained his Master of Arts in Education (MA. Ed) in 2002 and Bachelor of Education (Honors) degree in 2000. Mabagala has been teaching in the School of Education at the University of Dar es salaam since May 2003. His interest area has been on sport Management, Professional Ethics in Education and Sports, and Philosophy of Physical Education. Stephen has published in both national and international referred journals and has been involved in a number of national, regional, and international academic meetings aimed at capacity building and research in education and physical education, and sport in particular.

    Research Interest
     

    Sports Management, Contemporary Physical Education and Sport and Inclusive Education.

  • Dr. H Omer Tontus, MD, Assistant Professor in Medical Education & Researcher in Science & Letter Faculty at ITU, Istanbul, Turkey

    Biography
     
    • Dr. Tontus is a medical doctor, who specialized in General Surgery, medical tourism, medical education, and the future of healthcare management. Dr. Tontus has worked nationally and internationally in both public hospitals and private hospitals for many years. He also attended many programs nationally and internationally such as an intern doctor at Charing Cross & Westminster Hospital, London, as an observer surgeon at the University of Oxford, as an observer surgeon at JFK Hospital, New Jersey.
    • In 2011, he started his role as Deputy Dean in Medical Faculty. During his deanery period, his main interest was “assessment and evaluation in medical education”. As a project coordinator, he developed “Learning Management and Testing System Software” with a group of researchers. In 2013, he started his CEO career at the Ministry of Health in the Health Promotion Program for promoting healthy living. He also assigned as CEO of the Medical Tourism Department of MoH. In Late 2017, he started to work as an Advisory to Rector at Istanbul Technical University. In autumn 2018, he started his new academic position in Science & Letter Faculty at Molecular Biology and Genetics Department. From 2005 to 2015, he published 11 books on the topic of Medical Tourism, public healthcare, and the history of medicine.
    • In late 2019, He published a book together with co-editor Chai Chuah (former Director-General of Health and Chief Executive Ministry of Health, New Zealand) titled "The Future of Healthcare", which contains important clues for policymakers about the changes expected in healthcare provision in the near future. In 2020, he published another academic book which is titled “Glossary of Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education”.
    • He is also chief editor of “Destination Health Magazine” which is a quarterly medical tourism-focused magazine. He is also an activist for migrant rights. For this purpose, he has been the founding general secretary of an NGO dealing with migrant problems and carries out human rights-oriented work in this regard.
    Research Interest
     
    • Medical tourism and the future of healthcare and healthcare management.
    • Healthcare management.
    • Digital health

  • Dr. Sintayehu Aynalem Aseres, MA, (Ph.D), Assistant Professor, Punjabi University, Patiala, India

    Biography
     

    Doctorate (waiting final viva voce) |Tourism Business |Thesis title: Ecotourism and Payments for ecosystem services in protected areas: A new conservation Paradigm |Punjabi University, Patiala, India |class of 2016/2017 MA |Tourism and Development |Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia |Class of 2013 BA | Tourism Management |University of Gondar, Ethiopia |Class of 2010

    Research Interest
     

    Tourism Management Methodology in tourism & Ecotourism

  • Dr. George F. Zarotis. , Faculty of Human Sciences, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece.

    Biography Dr. George F. Zarotis is a lecturer at the Faculty for Human Sciences of the Aegean University in Rhodes/Greece since 2004. He studied sports science at the German Sport University in Cologne as well as prevention and rehabilitation through sport at the Ruhr-University Bochum (Master Degree). Furthermore, he studied sports economics and sports management at the Open University Hagen. He achieved the Doctorate in the subjects of leisure science and rehabilitation at the German Sport University Cologne (PhD). He started his academic career as lecturer at the Institute for European Sports Development and Leisure Research of the German Sport University Cologne and at the University of Applied Sciences for Applied Management in Unna. Mr. Zarotis has published a number of books and scientific articles dealing with education, management, kinetic education, psychology of sports and health studies in Greece and internationally. In 2020 Mr. Zarotis received the International Research Leadership Award as “International Distinguished Researcher in Recreational Sport, Leisure and Health Studies”.
    Research Interest Organization and Management of recreational sport/fitness sport.

  • Prof. Shamsher Singh Jang Bahadur, Ph.D., B.Sc., M.A. (Physical Education) Gold Medalist, Ph.D, India

    Biography

    Prof. Shamsher Singh Jang Bahadur B.Sc., M.A. (Phy.Edu.) Gold Medalist, Ph.D. has Participated in more than 35 International /National Conferences/ Seminars/ Workshops, and Chaired/ co-chaired fifteen Sessions and Delivered more than 10 extension lectures at ASC in G.J.U Hissar, K.U. Kurukshetra and Pbi University Patiala. Prof. Shamsher Singh Jang Bahadur Invited as Visiting Professor at Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh, under U.G.C sponsored special area program, and at APS University Rewa ( M.P ). Prof. Shamsher Singh Jang Bahadur worked as visiting prof. at MD Uni. Rohtak, BPSM Uni. Khanpur- kalan and Pt. LSUPVA Rohtak.

    Research Interest

    Athletics, Hockey and Basketball

  • Dr. Zahoor Ahmad Wani., Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India

    Biography

    Dr. Zahoor Ahmad Wani is Assistant Professor (22 December 2020 onwards) in Department of Political Science at Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India. Dr. Zahoor Ahmad Wani worked has Lecturer (July 2019-April 2020) in Department of Political Science atGovernment Degree College, Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir and Lecturer (April 2020-December 2020)in Department of Political Science at Government Degree College Hadipora, Rafiabad, Baramullah, Jammu and Kashmir, India.

    Research Interest

    • International Relations (IR) theory and practice • South Asia’s International Relations • Political Theory and its contemporary debates • Western Political Thought

  • Dr. Shoban Babu Varthya, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, All India institute of medical sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.

    Biography

    Dr. Shoban Babu Varthya is a Assistant Professor at AIIMS, JODHPUR, Rajasthan, India. He Completed M.B.B.S. in SVS Medical College Mahbubnagar, Telangana State and M.D.(Pharmacology) in Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India.

    Honors

    Extramural Project Research grant from ICMR: 1 (PI)

    Project Submitted to MoTA:1 (PI) 

    MD thesis, Co- Guide at AIIMS Jodhpur:5

    Non funded Project: 1 (PI)

    Cochrane review 1

    Member of “Committee for Tribal Health and Research” (CTHR) and Satellite center for tribal health and research (STHR).

    Reviewer of Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, an Oxford university journal and Indian Journal of Pharmacology.

    Young Scientist award from VDgood Technology factory under International Scientist Awards on Engineering, Science and Medicine.

    Research projects

    Thesis (M.D.) project: “Comparison of Different polyphenols of Green Tea Extract and effective polyphenol is compared with nanotechnology based drug delivery system as alone and combination with sulfasalazine in Experimentally Induced Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Rats” (PGIMER Grant)

    Safety and Efficacy of Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri) and Donepezil in Alzheimer and Post-Stroke dementia patients: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Parallel, Phase III Trial

    Study on pharmacological and molecular mechanisms to investigate the effect of Fisetin and Azilsartan in experimental model of myocardial infarction in type 2 diabetic Rats

    To Study Cardio-protective efficacy of natural derivative of piper longum Linn. and its synthetic analog in experimentally induced metabolic syndrome

    Chronic Comorbidities and COVID-19: A cross-sectional study to assess the pattern and outcome in COVID Patients with Chronic comorbidities.

    Research Interest

    Pain Management, Heath Economics and Posioning

  • Dr. Swati Bhatia, PhD, Assistant Professor at Asian Business School, Noida, India

    Biography Dr. Swati Bhatia, Assistant Professor & Convener (R&D cell) at Asian Business School, Noida, India is a HR professional with rich experience of more than 16 years in corporate and education industry. She is a doctorate in Management with expertise in Training & Development. She is double Post Graduate in Management from IGNOU Delhi. She is a certified translator for MHRD in SWAYAM courses. She has worked with various B-schools/University and companies of repute. She is unwavering, meticulous, and highly competent and has consistent record of achieving best results with a proven ability in implementing her work in organized manner. She possesses effective communication skills and is a team player with strong Organizational, Logical and Problem Solving Abilities. Armed with multitude of competencies and work experiences, she is confident to carry forward organization’s vision & objectives with sufficient ease and dedication. To her credit, she has published papers in Scopus Indexed & UGC approved Journals and conducted Workshops, Faculty Development Programs & Management Development Programs. She has been recently conferred with The Best Researcher Award in September 2019 for her outstanding performance in the field of research and Development by ESN Research Group.
    Research Interest  Training & Development  Performance Management & Evaluation  Talent Management  Change Management  Employee Engagement  Competency Management

  • Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Education Incharge Department of Physical Education School of Education, Central University of Punjab Bathinda, India.

    Biography Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Education Central University of Punjab, Bathinda - 2020 (11th, February) - Current Assistant Professor, LNIPE,NERC, Guwahati - 2011 (26th, September) – 2020 (10th, February) Assistant Professor, LNIPE, Gwaliori - 2010 (15th July) – 2011 (23rd, September) Research Experience Doing research in Physical Education and Sports Science from 2010. Administrative Experience In Charge, Department of Physical Education Central University of Punjab, Bathinda 2020 (March) - Current
    Research Interest  Exercise Physiology  Exercise Psychology  Health & Wellness  Talent Identification in Sports

  • Dr. Nitin Sharma, Assistant Professor (Mumbai University Approved) N L Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mira Road (east) Mumbai.

    Biography Dr. Nitin Sharma – Having transformed 5000+ individuals in the last 12 years with the Mantra of being Happier, Dr. Nitin Sharma is a specialist in employee emotional intelligence and organization dynamics studies. He holds a PhD. in Human Resource Development Practices and a qualified MBA with specialization in HR and Marketing. Since 2009 to 2016, he was the regular trainer at Employees Provident Fund Organization, Zonal Training Institute, West Zone (Ministry of Labour, Govt. of India), Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh He had presented papers and participated in many national and international conferences, workshops and training programs. He is a charismatic and gifted speaker and involved in training activities in the institution and industries since 2009. He had conducted sessions for engineering, pharmaceutical and management students regarding Personality Development & Self Excellence Skills, Life lessons from Mahabharata, Ramayana and Ethics. Based on the timeless wisdom coming down from ages, his talks make the audience think deeper and find simple solutions to difficult problems. He is heading the Social Responsibility Cell Activity of Thakur Institute of Management Studies and Research and conducted various social activities for the welfare of society and county. He is involved as trainer in the staff development programs carried out at the Institution. He is also a theatre artist and performed many plays in Kalidas Academy of Madhya Pradesh. In his journey of excellence he not only helps students gain knowledge about various subjects and domains, but also helps students recognise his strengths and weaknesses, helping him/her to become a better human being. Currently he works as Assistant Professor with N L Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai.
    Research Interest Training & Development, Counseling, Team Management, Spiritual Quotient