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Faculty and Staff Profile

Lauren Duffy

Assistant Professor


Office: 294 Lehotsky
Phone: 704-213-2099
Email: LDUFFY@clemson.edu
 

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Leisure Behavior
Indiana University Bloonington 2013

M.S. Parks and Recreation Management
University of North Carolina Greensboro 2009

B.S. Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management
North Carolina State University 2006

 Courses Taught

PRTM 2980, 3980, 4980 Creative Inquiry in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management
PRTM 3450 Tourism Management
PRTM 3490 Survey of Tourism Sites in the Southeast
PRTM 3990 Honors Seminar
PRTM 4090 Methods in Recreation Research I (Honors)
PRTM 4010 Methods in Recreation Research II (Honors)
PRTM 4440 Tour Planning & Operations
PRTM 4460 Community Tourism Development
PRTM 4470 Perspectives in International Travel
PRTM 8400 Tourism Planning
PRTM 9100 Special Topics: PRTM Writing Mentorship Program

Courses Taught at Other Institutions: Tourism and Commercial Recreation; Ecotourism: Administration and Management; Sustainable Tourism; Research and Evaluation in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management; Data-based Decision-Making; International Tourism; Community-based Tourism Planning [study abroad]

 Profile

Dr. Duffy has two major research areas that intersect under the umbrella of critical sustainable tourism: 1) tourism planning and development with a particular focus on how power dynamics influence stakeholder participation throughout a planning process, and how power influences the distribution of tourism impacts (i.e., better understanding who benefits from tourism development projects), and 2) critical pedagogy and global learning. Her interest in tourism planning emerged out of her time spent working in rural communities in South and North Carolina where she has assisted with master tourism plans, resident and visitor survey data, community mapping, GIS asset mapping, town hall focus groups, and community visioning exercises, feasibility assessments for small businesses, product development, marketing plans, and linkage development. In the international context, her past and current research program includes working with communities in Chile, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, and Zambia. Her research also explores the impact of cross-cultural exchanges, highlighting the importance of learning from, and with, people across the world. These exchanges, which can be intentionally designed into the classroom, are fundamental in preparing students to collaborate across borders. Dr. Duffy’s work has also focused on how to help students to think both critically, and ethically, so that they can engage in the responsibility of addressing the grand social and environmental challenges of our time. Other pedagogical research has related to teaching diversity and social justice, international education, service-learning, collaboration, and transformative learning.

 Research Interests

Gender and tourism
Tourism planning and development
Power, ideology, and tourism
Social and environmental justice and tourism
Sustainable tourism planning and development
Critical pedagogy and critical thinking within travel and tourism

 Research Publications

Kline, C., Duffy, L. N., & Clark, D. (2018). Foster tourism and entrepreneurship in fringe communities: Unpacking stakeholder perceptions towards entrepreneurial climate. Tourism and Hospitality Research. doi: 1467358418781443 [online first]

Duffy, L. N., Pinckney, H.P., Benjamin, S., & Mowatt, R. (2018). A critical discourse analysis of racial violence in South Carolina, U.S.: Implications for traveling while black. Current Issues in Tourism, doi: 10.1080/13683500.2018.1494143. [online first]

*Fogle, E. & Duffy, L. N. (2018). Guiding practices for implementing an eco-certification program: A case study of Ecotourism Australia. e-Review of Tourism Research, 15 (2-3), 136 - 160.

Duffy, L. N. & Kline, C. (2018). Cuba in transition: Complexities, competitiveness and resiliency in tourism [Editorial]. Tourism Planning and Development,15:3, 211-215. DOI: 10.1080/21568316.2018.1440830.

Duffy, L. N., Pinckney, H., Powell, G., Bixler, R., & McGuire, F. (2018). Great theses and dissertations start with an intriguing idea. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education, 22, 82-87.

Stone, G., Duffy, L. N., Holland, H., & Bowers, E. (2018). Youth and the transformative experience of travel: a case study of an international service project. Tourism Analysis: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 23 (1), 109 – 121.

*Kim, G., Duffy, L. N., Jodice, L & Norman, W. (2017). Increasing interest in value-added, aquaculture-based, culinary tourism products and experiences among coastal tourists: The role of subjective knowledge and attitude. Coastal Management. doi: 10.1080/08920753.2017.1327345

Stone, G., Duffy, L. N., Pinckney, H., & Templeton-Bradley, R. (2017). Critical Thinking in the Field of Travel and Tourism: A Case Study Approach using the California Critical Thinking Skills Test. Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism, 1 – 18.

*Stone, G., Duerden, M., Duffy, L. N., Hill, B., & Witesman, E. (2017). Measurement of transformative learning in educational travel: An application of King’s Learning Activities Survey. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education. doi: 10.1016/j.jhlste.2017.05.003

Duffy, L.N. & Kim, G. (2017). Addressing power: Dispersion of tourism impacts in integrated tourism. In S. Slocum and C. Kline, Linking Urban and Rural Tourism: Strategies in Sustainability. Boston, MA: CABI. (pp. 33 – 48).

Kline, C., Duffy, L.N., & Clark, D. (2017). Resident and tourist perception of people, towns and amenities in fringe settings. In S. Slocum and C. Kline, Linking Urban and Rural Tourism: Strategies in Sustainability. Boston, MA: CABI. (pp. 94 - 114).

Duffy, L. N., Kline, C.S., Swanson, J., Best, M., & McKinnon, H. (2016). An application of community capitals framework to urban organic farming in Cuba. Journal of Ecotourism online first, doi: 10.1080/14724049.2016.1218498. (Special Issue The Future We Want: Effecting Positive Change through Ecotourism)

Powell, G.M., Duffy, L.N, Stone, G. Pinckney, H.P., Tucker, T. & Cathey, J. (2016). Triple Gain: Practical ideas for maximizing connections between students, faculty, and professionals. Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 31 (2) 56-67.

Duffy, L. N., Stone, G., Chancellor, H.C., Kline, C. S. (2016). Tourism development in the Dominican Republic: An examination of the economic impact to coastal households. Tourism and Hospitality Research, 16 (1), 35 – 49. doi: 10.1177/1467358415613118.

Powell, G, Kuzminykh, Z., Duffy, L. (2016) Critical Thinking in Action: Youth Camp Gives Natural Focus for Choices. Vestnik of Volga State. 1(19)16-22.

Duffy, L. N. & Zablah, F. E. (2016). El Salvador. In H. Xaio & J. Jafari (Eds.) The Encyclopedia of Tourism, London: Springer.

Duffy, L. N., Kline, C., Mowatt, R.A., & Chancellor, H.C. (2015). Women in tourism: Shifting gender ideology in the DR. Annals of Tourism Research, 52, 72-86. doi:10.1016/j.annals.2015.02.017.

Shakona, M., Backman, K., Backman, S., Norman, W., Luo, Y., & Duffy, L. (2015). Understanding the traveling behavior of Muslims in the United States. International Journal of Culture, Tourism, and Hospitality Research, 9 (1), 22-35. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJCTHR-05-2014-0036.

Cardenas, D. A., Byrd, E.T., & Duffy, L. N. (2015). An exploratory study of stakeholder understanding and sustainable tourism development principles. Tourism and Hospitality Research,15(4), 254 -266, doi doi: 10.1177/1467358415580359

Stone, G. & Duffy, L.N. (2015). Transformative Learning Theory: A Systematic Review of Travel and Tourism Scholarship. Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism, 15 (3), 204 – 224. DOI: 10.1080/15313220.2015.1059305.

Duffy, L.N. (2015). Demonstration Effect. In C. Cater, & B. Garrod (Eds). The Encyclopedia of Sustainable Tourism, Wallingford, UK: CABI Publishers.

Duffy, L.N. (2015). Educational Tourism. In C. Cater, & B. Garrod (Eds). The Encyclopedia of Sustainable Tourism, Wallingford, UK: CABI Publishers.

Duffy, L.N. (2015). Participatory Action Research. In C. Cater, & B. Garrod (Eds). The Encyclopedia of Sustainable Tourism, Wallingford, UK: CABI Publishers.

Duffy, L.N., Mowatt, R. A., Fuchs, M., & Salisbury, M. (2014). Making diversity tangible: Assessing the role of service-learning in teaching diversity and social justice. International Journal of Critical Pedagogy, 5(2), 54-75.

Duffy, L.N. & Overholt, J.R (2013). Seeking Authenticity: Re-conceptualizing Adventure Tourism. Illuminare: A Student Journal in Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Studies, 11(1), pp. 45-59.

Duffy, L.N., Mowatt, R.A., Chancellor, H.C., & Cardenas, D.A. (2012). Machismo-Marianismo and the involvement of women in a community-based tourism project in Ecuador, South America. Tourism Analysis: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 17(6), pp. 791-803. DOI: 10.3727/108354212X13531051127384

Kline, C., Cardenas, D., Duffy, L.N., & Swanson, J. (2012). Funding sustainable paddle trail development: paddler perspectives, willingness to pay and management implications. Journal of Sustainable Tourism. 20(2), 235 – 256, DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2011.603425.

Duffy, L. N. (2009) Study abroad students’ understanding and knowledge of sustainable tourism practices. UMI Dissertation Services (Unpublished master’s thesis), University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC.

Byrd, E.T., Duffy, L.N., & Gladwell, N.G. (2008). Ecotourism in Rural America. Encyclopedia of Rural America, 2nd edition (pp 966-1000), Millerton, NY: Gray House Publishing.

 Honors and Awards

2018 Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in CBSHS
2018 Women Academics in Tourism (WAIT) Most Awesome Scholars 2018
2017 Award for Excellence in Innovation, CBSHS for the PRTM Writing Mentorship Program
2017 Clemson University Critical Thinking (CT2) Fellow
2016 Clemson University Critical Thinking Fellow
2015 Clemson University Critical Thinking Fellow

 Links

Tourism RESET Scholar