currently serves as the Associate Dean, Interim Chair of the Tourism, Events & Attractions department as well as the Associate Director of the Dick Pope Sr. Institute for Tourism Studies at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida. Professor Croes has published three books entitled, "The Small Island Paradox: Tourism Specialization as a Potential Solution", "Anatomy of Demand in International Tourism", and his most recent book "Poverty Alleviation through Tourism Development". Additionally, he is a contributor to several books. His fields of interest include: econometrics applications in hospitality, tourism demand analysis/forecasting, tourism economic impact, competitive and sustainable tourism in tourism development analysis, tourism development applied to poverty alleviation and tourism development in small islands and developing countries. Professor Croes is the recipient of the 2015 Thea Sinclair Award.
- Michelled McLeod is Acting Programme Director at the Centre for Hotel and Tourism Management, University of the West Indies (UWI), Nassau, The Bahamas. Her tourism industry experience spans over twenty-five years and she is a graduate of UWI, University of Surrey and Bournemouth University where she obtained a doctorate with no corrections after her Viva. Her present research interests are in the subject areas of tourism, knowledge networks, open data ecosystems, policy networks, destination networks and service productivity.