The faculty at Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School come from a range of professional backgrounds and all have experience in their chosen fields. Many have extensive hospitality industry experience and bring a wealth of insight and knowledge to the units they teach.
The rigour research and scholarship undertaken by the Blue Mountains faculty has been a highlight during 2010 and 2011, with a total of 12 research articles being published or accepted for publication. The articles have been in leading journals such as the Tourism Management, Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, Journal of Travel and Tourism, Marketing, Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism, Event Management: An International Journal, and International Review on Public and Nonprofit Marketing.
Below are academic profiles of some of the Blue Mountains faculty:
Dr Scott Richardson
PhD, Tourism, Griffith University, 2009, Masters in International Tourism and Hospitality Management, Griffith University, 2005, Undergraduate Degree, Bachelor Business Griffith University – Event Management and Hotel Management (Hons), 2003
Dr Rajka Presbury
PhD, School of Management, UWS, 2010-Graduate Certificate in Hotel Management, SCU 1999-Advanced Certificate in Training and Development, Sydney Technical College, 1993-Advanced Certificate in Personnel Management, Sydney Technical College, 1992-Bachelor of Arts, University of NSW 1984.
Dr Zelko Livaic
PhD Commerce Economics and Finance University of Western Sydney, 2001-B. Commerce (1st Class Honors) Economics and Finance, University of Western Sydney, 1992-B. Bus (Economics and Finance) Economics and Finance University of Western Sydney, 1991.
Dr Charles Arcodia
Associate Professor with UQ, Head of Research-Doctor of Philosophy, Queensland University of Technology, 2002-Master of Arts, University of Queensland 1993-Master of Education, Australian Catholic University, 1991.
PhD in progress, University of Queensland-Masters by research Marketing, University of Wollongong 2007-Masters of Commerce, University of Sydney 2005-Bachelor of commerce, Curtin University of technology, 2002.
Post Grad Cert (International Tourism & Hotel Management) Southern Cross University, 2001-Bachelor of Economics, Sydney University.
Post Grad Cert in Human Resources, Monash University, 2008-Accredited Myers Briggs Practitioner, ITD 2007-Higher National Diploma Business & Finance Management Travel Management, Durham UK.
Master of Business in Management, UTS, Sydney 2011-Graduate Certificate in Management (UTS).
MBA Charles Sturt University 2013-Bachelor, Education, with distinction, University of Technology Sydney, 1994-Higher National Diploma, Hotel and Catering Management, Westminster College London UK 1983.
Master of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University, 2009-LLB, University of Sydney, 2007-Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney 2003.
Master MA with Merit (English), University of Sydney, 2007-Certificate of English Language Teaching, International House Teacher Training Centre, 2003- Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Macquarie University, 1995.
Doctor of Business Administration (Human Resource Management), University of Newcastle, Currently studying-Master of Business Administration, UTS, 2004 Bachelor of Hospitality Management, UWS, 2002.
MBA (Hospitality and Tourism Management), Columbia Southern University, 2008-Advanced Diploma in International Hotel Management.
Master of Literary Studies, University of Queensland-Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Queensland.
Master of Business Administration (Marketing), Charles Sturt University, 2004- Hospitality Industry and Management Course, Access, 1993-Accredited Debating and Public Speaking Adjudicator, NSW Dept of Schools Edu, 1990.
LLM, Sydney University, 2009, Current-LLB, Sydney University, 2007-BA Hons, Ancient History, Macquarie University, 2000
Masters in Sports Studies (major in Tourism), University of Technology Sydney, 1996-Visiting Scholar, Faculty of Business, UTS, 2009-Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management, UTS, 1994
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