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EIU Master of Science in Sustainability

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Dr. Nichole Hugo, Associate Professor & Hospitality and Tourism Internship Coordinator, Graduate Coordinator of Sustainability

Fax: 217-581-6090
Email: nhugo@eiu.edu

Virtual Office Hours for Fall 2021: 

M 10:00a-11:15a; T 12:45p-1:45p, 4:00p-4:45p; W 11:50a-12:50p


Frequently Taught Courses

  • HTM 1275: Practicum
  • HTM 2600G: Sustainable Communities
  • HTM 2740: Lodging Operations
  • HTM 4320: Destination Managment
  • HTM 4275: Internship
  • CERE 5100: Introduction to Sustainability (Illinois Innovation Network course)

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Community Resources and Development
Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ                     August 2014
·         Dissertation- Perceptions of International Tourism Destinations (Botswana, Malaysia and Nicaragua) 
 
Master of Science, Tourism and Recreation Management
Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ                     December 2009
·         Thesis- Poverty Alleviation through Tourism Development: A Comparison Study of Costa Rica and Nicaragua

Bachelor of Science, Tourism Development and Management
Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ                     August 2008
·         Convention Sales and Meeting Planning Certification

 

 

Selected Publications

Hugo, N., & Plunkett, D. (2019). Sustainable practices in the bed and breakfast industry. Events and Tourism Review2(1), 49-57.

Hugo, N., & Miller, H. (2017). Conflict resolution and recovery in Jamaica: The impact of the Zika virus on destination image. Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, 9(5). 
 
Hugo, N. C., & Nyaupane, G. P. (2016). Poverty alleviation in third world countries through tourism development: A comparison study of Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Travel and Tourism Research Association.

Hugo, N., & Nyaupane, G. (2016). Perceptions of international tourism destinations. Travel and Tourism Research Association.

Hugo, N., & Lacher, R.G. (2014) Understanding the role of culture and heritage in community festivals: An importance-performance analysis. Journal of Extension, 52(5).
 
Thomsen, J.M., Harrill, R., Hugo, N.C., Lacher, G., & Mihalik, B.J. (2014). Understanding shifts in 3s destination tourist preferences: An importance –performance analysis (IPA) of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 4(1).

 

 

Selected Conference Presentations

International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE) Conference
July 2019, New Orleans, LA
     Special Interest Group Presentation- Dark Tourism: Recovery in the Caribbean Islands
July 2018, Palm Springs, CA
     Symposium Presentation- In the Class: Ways to Improve Unique Outreach and Sustainability

Central Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (CHRIE) Conference 
March 2019, Indianapolis, IN   
      Symposium Presentation- Sustainable Practices in the Bed & Breakfast Industry: 
Barriers and Opportunities for Success
Food and Family Conference
September 2019, Chicago, IL
      Poster Presentation- Childhood Malnutrtion from a Global Perspective

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Conference
June 2015, Jacksonville, FL
     Roundtable Co-Presentation- Volunteerism and Community Outreach from the 
College Classroom
Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) Conference
June 2014, Bruges, Belgium
     Graduate Symposium Presentation- Perceptions of International Tourism Destinations
June 2013, Kansas City, MO
     Graduate Symposium Presentation- Understanding Nature-based Festivals
June 2010, San Antonio, TX
     Poster Presentation- Poverty Alleviation through Tourism Development: 
A Comparison Study of Costa Rica and Nicaragua

 

 


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Dr. Nichole Hugo
Assistant Professor &
Graduate Coordinator of Sustainability

600 Lincoln Ave,
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-8595
nhugo@eiu.edu


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