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Joseph Ismail

Research Interests

Current research projects and involvement include assessments of risk and return in different segments of the lodging industry and econometric modeling of the lodging industry. Forecasting project recently completed used econometric models to predict Japanese and Korean tourist arrivals to Guam. Research interests and involvement with graduate students is focused on the evaluation, effectiveness and design of Web sites being used by hotel companies.

Biography

Dr. Ismail joined the HTM faculty in the fall of 1997. Prior to that he was on the faculty at Penn State University in the school of Hotel Restaurant and Recreation Management. His industry experience is in restaurant management as he spent 12 years working in restaurants in some capacity, most recently as general manager of Carlos Murphy's in Schaumburg, Illinois. His teaching interests follow his work experience as he teaches undergraduate courses in foodservice management, computers, quantitative methods, and economics. He has taught summer courses in International Cuisine at The Hotel Institute Montreux in Switzerland. Graduate teaching experience includes research methodology, service systems management, and tourism economics.

Education

  • BS, Restaurant, Hotel, Institutional, and Tourism Management, Purdue University
  • MS, Restaurant, Hotel, Institutional, and Tourism Management, Purdue University
  • PhD, Restaurant, Hotel, Institutional, and Tourism Management, Purdue University

Courses Taught

  • HTM 27200 (Tourism Geography)
  • HTM 49200 (Advanced Foodservice Management)
  • HTM 57100 (Economic Impacts on Tourism)

Honors and Awards

Two awards for “Best Paper,” CHRIE Conferences

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

  • Ghiselli, R. and Ismail J. A., “Employee Theft and Efficacy of Certain Control Procedures in Commercial Food Service Operations,” Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, (in press)
  • (1996, Fall) “Characterizing Poor Performance in For-profit and Not-for-Profit Food Service Operations,” FIU Hospitality Review, 14(2) pp53-63.
  • (1995, Fall) “Gauging Employee Theft and Other Unacceptable Behaviors in Food Service Operations,” FIU Hospitality Review, 13(2) pp15-23.
  • Hiemstra, S. J., & Ismail, J. A. "Incidence of the Impacts of Room Taxes on the Lodging Industry," Journal of Travel Research, 31(4): 22-26 (Spring 1993).
  • "Occupancy Taxes: No Free Lunch," Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly, 33(5): 84-89 (October 1992).
  • "Analysis of Room Taxes Levied on the Lodging Industry," Journal of Travel Research, 31(1): 42-49 (Summer 1992).
  • Ismail, J. A., & Hiemstra, S. J., "Assessment of Changes in Demand for Lodging," (Poster Session), Annual Council on Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Education Conference, August 1, 1992.
  • "Room Taxes: A Growing Burden on the Hospitality Industry," The Bottomline: The Journal of the Association of Hospitality Accountants, 6(2): 20-21, 27 (April/May 1991).
  • Hiemstra, S. J., & Ismail, J. A., "Impacts of Room Taxes on the Lodging Industry," Hospitality Education and Research Journal, 14(2): 231-241 (1990).

Book Chapter

  • Hiemstra, S. J., & Ismail, J. A. (in press) Behavioral Models Related to Tourism. In R. Mudambi and T. Baum (eds.), Economic and Management Methods for Tourism and Hospitality Research, Wiley & Sons: London

Reports to Professional Organizations

  • Hiemstra, S. J., & Ismail, J. A., Impacts of Room Taxes on the Lodging Industry: Final Report, prepared for the Research Foundation of the AH&MA, March 1991 (17 pages).
  • Analysis of Impacts of Room Taxes Levied on the Lodging Industry, prepared for the Research Foundation of the AH&MA, November 1989 (18 pages).
  • Amounts and Types of Room Taxes Levied on the Lodging Industry, prepared for the Research Foundation of the AH&MA, April 1990 (26 pages).
  • Impacts of Room Taxes on the Lodging Industry: Preliminary Report, prepared for the Research Foundation of the AH&MA, November 1989 (16 pages).
  • Ismail J. A., Forecasting Tourism Demand from Japan and North Korea to Guam, prepared for University of Guam for presentation to Guam Visitors Bureau, August 1998 (135 pages).
  • Ismail J. A., & Hiemstra, S. J., Impacts of Supply and Demand in the U.S. Lodging Market, refereed paper presentation at the International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators Conference, October 1998.