Global Affiliates

Global affiliates work with TCMI’s team on various research initiatives related to tourism crisis management.

Ignatius P. Cahyanto, Ph.D., CHIA
Assistant Professor
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Lafayette, Louisiana




Trace Gale, Ph.D.
Owner, Patagonia Learning Adventures (USA & Chile)
Researcher, Centro de Investigacion en Ecosistemas de la Patagonia
Coyhaique, Chile

Muna Haddad
Managing Director
Amman, Jordan

Chenchen Huang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
The State University of New York- Buffalo State
Buffalo, New York

Pekka Iivari, Ph.D.  
Project Manager
Lapland Institute for Tourism Research and Education
Rovaniemi, Finland

Alexander Kesper
Team Leader, ASEAN – EU Emergency Management Programme
Owner, Plan B Solutions
Jakarta, Indonesia

Whitney Knollenberg, Ph.D.
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina

Dexter Koehl
Travel and Tourism Consulting
Huntersville, North Carolina

Prof. Maximiliano Korstanje
Department of Economics
University of Palermo
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Bingjie Becky Liu-Lastres, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Indiana University-Purdue University
Indianapolis, Indiana

Brian London
President & CEO
Travel Industry Indicators
St. Augustine, Florida

Brent W. Ritchie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of Queensland
Brisbane, Australia




Carla Santos, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor, Recreation, Sport & Tourism
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, Illinois




Christopher Schons
Washington D.C.




Sevil Sönmez, Ph.D.
Rosen College of Hospitality Management
University of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida

Masato Takamatsu
Managing Director and Chief Research Office
Japan Tourism Marketing Co.
Tokyo, Japan

Jorge Villegas, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor, Business Administration
University of Illinois at Springfield
Springfield, Illinois

Christine Vogt, Ph.D. 
Director, Center for Sustainable Tourism
Arizona State University
Phoenix, Arizona




Gabby Walters, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer
University of Queensland
Brisbane, Australia