Kristin Lamoureux is the associate dean and a clinical associate professor for NYU’s Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism. Formerly, she served as the Director of the International Institute of Tourism Studies within the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management at the George Washington University. She specializes in tourism and hospitality management, destination management, volunteer tourism, sustainable and niche tourism development. Currently, her duties include the oversight of all of the Institute’s activities including the Event Management and Destination Management Professional Education Programs and all grants/contracts. Additionally, she is involved in several projects focusing on tourism in developing countries including Mali, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Bulgaria and Jordan. Dr. Lamoureux has served as a consultant for USAID, the World Bank, the UN World Tourism Organization, the US Environmental Protection Agency, the Ecotourism Society, and Conservation International, among others. Her primary focus areas include sustainable tourism development, destination management and tourism workforce development. She has recently been quoted in several articles pertaining to her work in volunteer tourism including Time Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler the Globe and Mail Newspaper and the Washington Times. Dr. Lamoureux began her education in Ecuador where she lived for several years. She has an A.S. from La Universidad Catolica del Ecuador, a B.S. from Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island, a M.T.A. (Master of Tourism Administration) and a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a focus on Strategic Management and Sustainable Tourism from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.