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Journal of Tourism, Sports Management & Marketing

Editorial Board

Founder & Editor in Chief

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


    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


    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


    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


    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.

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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


    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


    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

    • 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


    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