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Dr. Zaher (Zach) Hallab

Zaher (Zach) Hallab, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism
College of Education and Allied Studies
California State University, East Bay

B.S. Business Administration, University of Arizona, 1987
M.A. Tourism Development & M.B.A - Marketing of Services, George Washington University, 1991
Ph.D. Hospitality &Tourism, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 1999

Dr. Zaher (Zach)  Hallab
Dr. Hallab is culturally diverse and brings with him over 15 years of teaching and industry experience in the field of hospitality and tourism management. He has lectured at prestigious international academic institutions such as the American University of Beirut and the Lebanese American University in Lebanon. He is active in major regional and international hospitality and tourism associations, a previous board member in the Travel and Tourism Research Association, South Central States chapter.  He has published numerous articles in peer refereed international academic journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Hallab’s primary research interests involve the following areas: information search behavior, lifestyle and travel behavior, image, and satisfaction with travel experiences

Biographical Sketch
  • Tourist Information Search Behavior
  • Lifestyle & Travel Behavior
  • Destination Image
  • Tourists' Travel Experiences


Research Agenda
Kim, K., Hallab, Z., & Lee. H. (2008). Career Preferences and Expectations: The Case of Hospitality and Tourism Management Students in Korea. Anatolia. (In Press).

Kim, K., Hallab, Z. & Smith, M. (2008). Economic Impacts: The Case of Equine Camping in Southern Illinois. Advances in Hospitality & Leisure. (4), 245-260.

Hallab, Z. & Kim, K. (2006). U.S. Travelers' Images of the State of Mississippi as a Tourist Destination. Tourism Analysis. (10) (4), 393-403.

Hallab, Z. & Gursoy, D. (2006). U.S. Travelers' Healthy Living Attitudes' Impacts on their Travel Information Environment. Journal of Hospitality and Leisure Marketing,. (14) (2), 5-21.

Hallab, Z., Price, C., & Fournier, H. (2006). Students' Travel Motivations. Tourism Analysis.

Hallab, Z. (2006). Catering to the Healthy Living Vacationer. Journal of Vacation Marketing. (12) (1), 71-91.

Kim, K., Hallab, Z, & Lee, H. (2005). Career Expectations: The Case of Hospitality and Tourism Students in Korea. 25th Annual International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators Conference Proceedings, Chicago.

Hallab, Z. & Uysal, M. (2004). Market Profile: The Case of Rail Passengers on Amtrak The Crescent. 35th Annual Travel and Tourism Research Association International Conference Proceedings, Montreal, Canada.

Hallab, Z., Yoon, Y., & Uysal, M. (2003). An Identification of Market Segments Based on the Healthy Living Attitude. Journal of Hospitality and Leisure Marketing. (10) (3/4), 185-198.

Hallab, Z. (2003). Healthy Living and The Travel Experience. 34th Annual Travel and Tourism Research Association International Conference Proceedings, St. Louis, MO.

Hallab, Z., Yoon, Y., & Uysal, M. (2002). An Identification of Market Segments Based on the Healthy Living Attitude. 33th Annual Travel and Tourism Research Association International Conference Proceedings, Washington, DC.

Hallab, Z. & Uysal, M. (2002). Developing Healthy Tourist Friendly Destinations: The Public and Private Sectors' Roles. 11th Annual International Management Development Association Conference Proceedings, Antalya, Turkey.

Hallab, Z. (2002). ). Service Learning: Tourism Situation Analysis and Improvement Plan. Frontiers in Southeast CHRIE Hospitality and Tourism Research Proceedings. (4) (1).

Price, C., Becker, C., & Hallab, Z. (2000). A Collaborative Teaching Activity for the Study of Global Convention Industry Trends. Frontiers in Southeast CHRIE Hospitality and Tourism Research Proceedings. (3) (2).

Hallab, Z. & Price, C. (2000). An Empirical Study of University Students' Awareness of Alcohol-Related Issues. Frontiers in Southeast CHRIE Hospitality and Tourism Research Proceedings. (3) (2).

Hallab, Z., Uysal, M. , & Noe, F. (2000). Healthy Living and Travel Behavior. 3rd Annual Conference of the International Society of Quality of Life Studies Proceedings (Abstract only).

Publications
The effects of the Current Economic Situation on Students Leisure Practices, March 6, 2009, San Jose, CA, California Parks and Recreation Society Conference

Five Minutes Networking, November 18, 2007, San Francisco, CA, the Society of Government Meeting Planners Board Meeting

Is there any Cultural Difference Between Korean and American Hospitality and Tourism Management Students in Term of their Career Expectations?, March 10, 2007, Carbondale, Illinois, the University Professional Advancement, Southern Illinois University

Is There Any Cultural Difference Between Korean and American Hospitality and Tourism Management Students in Terms of Their Career Expectations?, October 15, 2006, Las Vegas, Nevada, 26th Annual International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators Conference

Researching Visitors’ Travel Motivations: The Case of the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum, September 14, 2006, Prattville, Alabama, 20th Annual Travel and Tourism Research Association SC Conference

Career Expectations: The Case of Hospitality and Tourism Management Students in Korea., November 10, 2005, Chicago, Illinois, 25th Annual International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators Conference

Mississippi Armed Forces Museum: Visitors' Profile, September 10, 2005, Little Rock, Arkansas, 24th Annual Travel and Tourism Research Association SC Conference

The Revival of the Tourism Sector in the Lebanese Economy, April 10, 2005, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, Henderson State University International Focus Week

Tourism Marketing and Development: The Case of Lebanon, April 10, 2005, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, Henderson State University International Focus Week

The Image of Mississippi as a Tourist Destination, September 21, 2004, Natchez, Mississippi, 23rd Annual Travel and Tourism Research Association SC Conference

Market Profile: The Case of Rail Passengers on Amtrak The Crescent, June 24, 2004, Montreal, Canada, 35th Annual Travel and Tourism Research Association International Conference

Healthy Living and the Travel Experience, June 18, 2003, St. Louis, Missouri, 34th Annual Travel and Tourism Research Association International Conference

Healthy Living and Travel Behavior, July 15, 2002, Girona, Spain, 3rd Annual International Society of Quality of Life Studies Conference

Developing Healthy Tourist Friendly Destinations: The Public and Private Sectors' Roles, July 14, 2002, Antalya, Turkey, 11th Annual International Management Development Association Conference

An Identification of Market Segments Based on Healthy-Living Attitude, June 22, 2002, Washington, District of Columbia, 33th Annual Travel and Tourism Research Association International Conference

Service Learning: Tourism Situation Analysis and Improvement Plan, February 10, 2001, Atlanta, Georgia, SE CHRIE Hospitality and Tourism Research

Healthy-Living and Travel Motivation Factors, September 12, 2000, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 19th Annual Travel and Tourism Research Association SC Conference

A Collaborative Teaching Activity for the Study of Global Convention Industry Trends, February 10, 2000, Atlanta, Georgia, SE CHRIE Hospitality and Tourism Research

An Empirical Study of University Students' Awareness of Alcohol-Related Issues, February 10, 2000, Atlanta, Georgia, Frontiers in SE CHRIE Hospitality and Tourism Research

Sensible Tourism Model: A Systematic Approach to Tourism Planning, January 24, 1997, Bolton Landing, New York, 9th Annual Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium

Presentations
2008 – Chair, Student Survey Committee

2007 – Present – Chair, LHLS Tenure and Promotion Committee

2007-2008: Chair, Hospitality Faculty Search Committee

2004-2005 through 2006-2007: Chair, Library Liaison.

1998-1999 through 2001-2002: Chair, Library Liaison.

1999-2000 through 2002-2003: Chair, Scholarship Committee.

2001-2002: Faculty Advisor, Eta Sigma Delta

1999-2000 through 2000-2001: Faculty Advisor, Hospitality Happenings (Departmental Newsletter)

1998-1999 through 2002-2003: Faculty Advisor, Hospitality Management Students

2007-2008: University of Southern Mississippi, College of Business Tenure, Promotion and Retention Committee

2003-2004: Member, Hospitality Management Scholarship Committee

1998-1999 through 2001-2002: Mentor, Hospitality Management Students

2001-2002 through 2002-2003: Leader, Student Learning Fieldtrip

2008-2009: Member, CEAS Research & Strategic Planning Committee

2007-2008: Member, CEAS Technology Committee

2000-2001: Member, Student Evaluation Task Force

2000-2001: Member,Technology Committee

2002-2003: Member, Faculty/Staff Award Committee

2003-2007: Member, Research Committee

1999-2000: Hye-Young Kim's Graduate Masters Committee

1999-2000: Service Learning Task Force

1999-2000: Rachel Daniel's Graduate Masters Committee

1999-2003: Curriculum Committee

1999-2001: Quality of Life Task Force

2006-2007: Ernest DelGresso's Graduate Doctoral Committee

2002-2004: Fitzgerald Yaw's Graduate Doctoral Committee

2004-2006: Board Member, Travel and Tourism Research Association SC Chapter (Regional).

2005-2006: Travel and Tourism Research Association SC Chapter - Student Scholarship (Regional).

2008: Tri-Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau, Visitor Survey Formulation, Pleasanton, CA Implementation

2005: Marriott Hotel, Faculty-in-practice, New Orleans, Louisiana (National).

2003: Presented to Phi Mu Alpha, Hattiesburg, Mississippi (Local)

2001: Presented to World Political Geography Class - USM, Hattiesburg, Mississippi (Local

2008: Journal of Tourism (Reviewer)

2007: Anatolia (International) (Reviewer)

2006: Journal of Business Research (International) (Reviewer)

2006: Anatolia (International) (Reviewer)

2006: Tourism Analysis (International) (Reviewer)

2004: Tourism: Principles, Practices, Philosophies Wiley & Sons Press (Reviewer)

2005: Southern Governors Best Practices in Southern Tourism Initiative (Reviewer)

2005: Mississippi Armed Forces Museum, Formulated a visitor's survey

2001: Poplarville High School Career Day (Presenter)

2001: R. H. Watkins Vocational High School Career Day (Presenter)

2002: R. H. Watkins Vocational High School Career Day (Presenter)

Professional
Service

Dr. Hallab is a member of premiere international and regional travel and tourism associations such as the Travel and Tourism Research Association, the International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators, and the International Society of Quality of Life Studies. He has been acknowledged by ISTTE for his outstanding contributions towards the advancement of travel and tourism education.

 

1985:  Scholarship awarded by the University of Arizona.

1986: Scholarship awarded by the University of Arizona.

1987: Scholarship awarded by the University of Arizona.

1989: Scholarship awarded by Hariri Foundation (A Non-Profit Organization) 

2006:  College of Business Named Professorship.

2005:  Acknowledgement of Outstanding Contributions Towards the Advancement of Travel and    Tourism Education.  The International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators.



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