Professor Maria Matthews, Assistant Professor, Tourism and Hospitality Management
Maria is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Business Administration and Tourism and Hospitality Management at Mount Saint Vincent University. She is completing her PhD at the University of Brighton and holds a Master of Business Administration (Tourism and Hospitality Management) as well as a Bachelor of Tourism Management (Hons). Maria has 10 years experience working as a guest lecturer at Memorial University and has been teaching at the Mount in the Department of Business Administration and Tourism and Hospitality since 2015. She has 25+ years extensive business and tourism industry experience in the areas of tour operation, destination management, airline and hotel management and has served on numerous boards of directors in various roles over the years.
Maria’s research interest focuses on tourism disruption responses, tourism technology, tourism marketing, tourism funding models, destination development and private and public tourism partnership models.