The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management

Dr. Lauren Duffy

Assistant Professor
Email: lduffy@clemson.edu
Tel: 704-213-2099
Location: 294 Lehotsky Hall

B.S. Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, North Carolina State University (minor in Spanish)
M.S. Parks and Recreation Management, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Ph.D. Leisure Behavior, Indiana University Bloomington (minor in Geography)

Specialty area: Lauren graduated from Indiana University where she completed her dissertation that examined tourism development in coastal communities across the Dominican Republic. She has a core research interest in international tourism development, particularly in Latin American contexts, with a focus on the power dynamics and distribution of impacts/resources throughout the tourism planning process. In addition to her work in the Dominican Republic, she been involved with research projects in Cuba, Ecuador, and El Salvador, and has also worked with the North Carolina Extension Service to help develop rural tourism in various counties across North Carolina. Additionally, she is interested in pedagogy in the travel and tourism field; she is a Clemson University Critical Thinking Fellow.

Additional Professional Responsibilities:  
Editor: Illuminare: A Student Journal in Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Studies (2010 – 2013)

Research Interests:
  • Gender and tourism
  • International tourism development (with a particular focus on Latin America)
  • Power, ideology, and tourism
  • Social and environmental justice and tourism
  • Sustainable tourism planning and development
  • Critical thinking, transformative learning, service-learning, and international education in travel and tourism

Publications (last 5 years):

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

Stone, G. & Duffy, L.N. (2015). Transformative Learning Theory: A Systematic Review of Travel and Tourism Scholarship. Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism, 21, pp. 1- 21. DOI: 10.1080/15313220.2015.1059305

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. doi: 10.1177/1467358415580359

Duffy, L. N. (2014). Participatory action research; demonstration effect; educational tourism. In C. Cater, & B. Garrod (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Sustainable Tourism. London, 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), 54-75.7/1467358415580359

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. (2011). Funding sustainable paddle trail development: Paddler perspectives, willingness to pay and management implications. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, iFirst, 1-22. DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2011.603425.

Grants and Self-funded Research Projects:
Primary Investigator – Grant-in-Aid, Indiana University Graduate School – Requested $1,000 (awarded)

Primary Investigator – Leisure Research Institute Grant – Poverty Alleviation, Gender Equality, and Sustainable Tourism Development in the Dominican Republic – Requested $1,000 (awarded)

Co-investigator – Center for Teaching and Learning Institute – Phase II of Making Diversity Tangible | $5,000 | 2012–2013 (awarded)

Co-investigator – Indiana Campus Compact Grant: Scholarship of Engagement – Making Diversity Tangible | $2,250 with matching grant | 2011-2012 (awarded)

Primary investigator – Leisure Research Institute Grant – Engagement of Women in the Tourism Industry in Ecuador | $465 | 2010 (awarded)

Courses Taught:
PRTM 3450 Tourism Management (Critical Thinking Seminar)
PRTM 4470 Perspective in International Travel
PRTM 8400 Tourism Planning

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]

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