Tourism Experts

Stefanie Benjamin

Stefanie Benjamin

Assistant Professor

Stefanie Benjamin specializes in film-tourism research, social-cultural issues of tourism, and sustainable tourism, and facilitates improvisational games to help improve communication, creativity, and listening skills.


Ann Fairhurst

Department Head, Professor of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management

Ann Fairhurst specializes in retailing as it relates to international ventures, local food distribution, and tourists’ purchasing behavior.


Derek Alderman

Professor and Department Head

Derek Alderman is an expert in cultural and historical geography, specifically related to public memory, heritage tourism, the civil rights movement, and African-American history.