Huddle with the Faculty: “Travel Becomes You”
Deborah Kerstetter, Professor of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management
Consider the travel experiences that have made you feel good, brought you closer to friends and family, or given meaning to your life. Did you try a new activity? Were you bowled over by a beautiful scene? Did you develop new friendships with other travelers? Kerstetter will discuss the benefits individuals have accrued through their involvement in leisure activities, including travel. She’ll share the results of projects she has conducted in the U.S. and Europe.
Deb Kerstetter teaches about and conducts research related to the underlying factors affecting individuals’ travel decisions. She also studies the cultural and social impacts of travel on individuals and communities. Her nearly 100 manuscripts have been published in highly respected journals such as the Annals of Tourism Research, the Journal of Travel Research and the Journal of Sustainable Tourism. She also has written multiple chapters for books devoted to the study of tourism and has been invited to present the results of her research at conferences around the world.