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Dr.Nidal Mohammed Alzboun Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies Academic RankAssociate professor

Specialization:

  • Tourism management-

Research Interests:

  • Destination image, sustainable tourism, smart tourism, hospitality management, tourism planning, Tourism economics, Event management, Cultural tourism, Tourism Guidance, Destination image.

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- Ph.D in Tourism Management, Clemson University, U.S.A, 2014. - MA in Geography of Tourism, The University of Jordan. Jordan, 2009. - BA in Geography, The University of Jordan. Jordan, 2002.
- Associate professor, University of Sharjah, 29/8/2022 - Associate professor, The University of Jordan, 19/5/2019 - Assistant professor, The University of Jordan, 2/2/2015
- Head of Geography department 2021/2022. - Assistant dean for quality and development affairs in School of Arts 2015-2017. - Visiting professor at Mendel University/ Czech Republic with Erasmus plus program 2018/2019. - Jordanian Society for Historical and Heritage Studies 2021-present. - Head of Graduate studies committee at Geography department 2021/2022 - Head of Comprehensive exam committee for Ph.D program at geography department 2021/2022 - Editorial board member in Journal of Tourism Management Research 2020-present - Member of Jordan University Council 2018/2019. - Member of Faculty of Arts Council, 2015-2017. - Reviewer in the following journals: Anatolia, Tourism review, Dirasat: Humanities & social sciences, Sage Open, Journal of Entrepreneurship & Organization Management, and journal of Global economics. - Director of Ph.D & Master programs 2021/2022 - Department coordinator for quality assurance and accreditation 2015-2022. - Member of the Plans Development and Quality Assurance Committee 2015-2022 on department level
- The Impact of Eudaimonic Wellbeing on Experience and Loyalty: A Tourism Context. Journal of Services Marketing. (2022). - The effect of sustainability practices on financial leakage in the hotel industry in Jordan. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 27, 18-26. (2016). - Exploring the Financial Leakages in the Classified Hotels in Jordan: A Managerial Perspective. International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Administration, 1-15. (2017). - The Role of Katara Cultural Village in Marketing and Branding the Image of Qatar: Evidence from TripAdvisor. Sage Open, 11(2), 1-9, (2021). - Investigating perceived leisure constraints for senior tourists in Jordan. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 11(2). (2017). - Protected area tourism in Jordan: an exploratory study. Tourism Recreation Research, 1-13, (2018). - Evaluation of Katara Cultural Village Events and Services: A visitors’ perspective (2021) Event Management, 25(6). - Measuring Seasonality of Tourism Demand in Petra, Jordan (2006-2017). Modern Applied Science, 12(9) 2018. - Domestic Tourism in Jordan: Patterns, Challenges and Opportunities. Journal of Environmental Management and Tourism (JEMT), 10(34), 281-291. ‏(2019). - The Impact of Arab Spring on Tourism Sector in Jordan. Dirasat: Human and Social Sciences, 46(1), 35-50, 2019. - Public Parks Tourism in Jordan: Patterns, Characteristics, and Visitors’ Behavior. Dirasat: Human and Social Sciences, 47(3), 231-251. 2020. - Socio-economic and Environmental Impacts of Syrian Refugees in Jordan: A Jordanians’ perspective. (2022) Heliyon, 8(8), e10005. - Rural Tourism and its Role in Local Communities’ Development in Jordan: The Case of Jordan Trail. Jordanian Journal of Social Sciences. 15(1), 97-128 (2022).
From my experience at The University of Jordan, I detected that blended learning approach is an effective strategy of teaching in order to prepare youth for future jobs. The concepts of active learning, critical thinking and collaboration (not a competition) are central to my teaching philosophy. I also try to help the students learn to think logically, learn problem-solving methods and techniques, and improve writing skills (writing clearly and concisely, explaining step-by-step processes, providing valid reasons for logical arguments). I believe that clear, open communication with students is a key element in helping them learn. I also believe that teaching and research should go hand in hand.
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