All courses are taught by faculty with excellent academic credentials and strong industry connections with the hospitality industry in the Pocono Mountains region and nationwide.
- Stanley Li-Ming Chiang
- Professor, Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism Management, Department Chair, Eta Sigma Delta (ESD) Honor Society Adviser, International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE)
A.A.S., 1999 Taiwan Hospitality and Tourism College
B.S., 2002 Chinese Culture University, Taiwan
M.S., 2004 Chinese Culture University, Taiwan
Ed.D., 2010 University of Northern Iowa
Dr. Chiang teaches undergraduate courses including International Tourism, Community Tourism, Hospitality Data Analytics and Meeting Convention and Management and serves as the ESD club adviser. His research interests include: Community Tourism Development, Leisure Management, and Destination Management.
Meeting Convention and Management
Hospitality Data Analytics
Community Tourism Development
Bioelectrical impedance analysis
Publications & Presentations
Chiang, L. M., & McMullin, B. (2019). Destination management and marketing. In Hospitality: An
Introduction 17th edition. Brymer, R. Kendall Hunt Publishing Co.
Chiang, L. M., & Sha, J. T. (2019). Sport tourism and leisure travel. In Leisure Sport
Management (休閒体育項目策划與管理). 高等教育出版社. Pg.220-232.
Casebolt, K.M., Chiang, L. M., Melton, B., Russell, J. (2017). College/University
physical activity programs and academic success in higher education. International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education. 28, 2.
Lai, C. C., Lu, H. K., Chiang, L. M., Chiang, J., Hsieh, K. C., & Lai, C. L. (2017). Evaluation of a leg-to-leg bioimpedance device in the estimation of abdominal visceral fat for the elderly - comparison with CT. International Journal of Gerontology. 11(3), 144-148.
Lu, H. K., Chiang, L. M., Chen, Y. Y., Chuang, C. L., Chen, K. T., Dwyer, G. B., Hsu, Y. L., Chen, C. H., & Hsieh, K. C. (2016). Hand-to-hand model bioelectrical impedance analysis to estimate fat free mass in a healthy population. Nutrients, 8, 654; doi: 10.3390/nu8100654.
Chen, K. T., Chen, Y. Y., Wang, C. W., Chuang, C. L., Chiang, L. M., Lai, C. L., Lu
H. K., Dwyer G. B., Chao, S. P., Shih, M. K., and Hsieh, K. C. (2016). Comparison
of standing posture bioelectrical impedance analysis with DXA for body composition
in a large, healthy Chinese
population. PloS One, 11(7): e0160105.
Chiang, L. M., & Wang, D. (2015). Consumerism, In The Encyclopedia of Tourism, Springer.
Chiang, L. M., Zhang, P., & Casebolt, K. (2013). A Comparison of College Students’ Physical Activity between Taiwan and the United States. Asian Journal of Exercise and Sports Science, 10(2), 49-59.
Chiang, L. M., Casebolt, K., Tan, J. G., Lankford, S. V., & Wilson, J. (2011). A pilot study of an instrument measuring leisure satisfaction and life satisfaction in an outpatient leisure activity program. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 10LV, 3, 231-252.
Chiang, L. M., Cebula, E., & Lankford, S. V. (2009). Benefits of Tai Chi Chuan for
Older Adults: Literature Review. World Leisure Journal, 51(3), 184-196.
Bloch, A., & Chiang, L. M. (2019). Marketing Analysis for Local in PTY, a Walking Tour of El Chorrillo, Panama City. 2019 Annual International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education Summer Conference & Marketplace. New Orleans, LA.
Chuang, I. F., Lu, W. L., Chiang, L. M. (2019). The difference in color preference
gender and age groups in airline website. 9th Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing and Management (AHTMM) Conference. Portsmouth, UK.
Chiang, L. M. (2018). Health and physical wellness trends in the United States. Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan.
Chiang, L. M. (2018). Perspectives in international leisure sport tourism development. Guangzhou Sport University, Guangzhou, China.
Chiang, L. M. (2018). Tourism Education. 2018 International Tourism Education and
Forum. Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan.
Zhang, H., Rong, D. P., Daniel, D., Lee, J. D., & Chiang, L. M. (2017). An empirical study of different sport sponsorship types and its effect on brand equity: A Chinese Basketball Association case study. International Journal of Management and Applied Science, 3, 8, 92-98.
Chiang, L. M., & Moranville, A. (2017). Travel & Tourism SIG Presentation: A Systematic Review on Passenger loyalty. 2017 Annual International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education Summer Conference & Marketplace. Baltimore, MD, USA.
Chiang, L. M. (2015). The economic impact and trend analysis of the tourism industry in the Pocono Mountain Region. 2015 International Academic Conference on the Prospects of Technical and Vocational Education. Taiwan.
Chiang, L. M., & McMullin, R. (2015). Travel & Tourism SIG Presentation: Developing & Organizing National/International Educational Tours. International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Educators (ICHRIE). Orlando, FL.
Hsieh, K. C., Chen, K. T., Chen, C. H., Wu, C. S., Chen, Chen, Y. Y., and Chiang,
L. M. (2015). A pilot study on bioelectrical impedance analysis and anthropometric
measuring methods estimating body fat percent in Taiwanese male participants. 2015
Taiwan movement and
exercise science association, Taiwan exercise sociology association joint international convention. Taichung, Taiwan.
- Tevfik Demirciftci
- Assistant Professor, Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism Management
B.S., 2005, Bilkent University
M.S., 2007 University of Delaware
Ph.D., 2020 University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Ph.D., 2019 Istanbul University, Istanbul
Tevfik Demirciftci received his M.Sc. degree in Hospitality Information Management from University of Delaware, his second PhD degree-hospitality administration from University of Nevada Las Vegas and his first PhD Degree-tourism management from Istanbul University.
He has Excel Specialist and Expert Certificate approved by Microsoft Office. He has 22 years international experience in casinos (MGM-Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa), hotels (Marriott, Ritz-Carlton) and restaurants (Buddakan Atlantic City) in Bahrain, United States and Turkey.
Since 2014, he taught Introduction to Hospitality Management (6 Semesters), Food & Beverage Cost Control (2 Semesters), Revenue Management (2 Semester), Information Technology (2 Semester) and Food and Beverage Cost Control (2 Semesters). He is a certified hospitality educator approved by American Hotel Lodging & Educational Institute. He is dedicated to student success by providing the latest technology used in the industry to the classroom.
His research interests include revenue management, hotel branding, tourism technology, and online distribution.
Demirciftci, T.,Belarmino, A & Chen, C.C (2020). Understanding the Gap Between University Revenue Management Courses and The Job Market. Tourism Economics.
Demirciftci, T., Chen, C.C & Erdem, M (2020). Content analysis of information technology and revenue management. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology.
Belarmino, A., Demirciftci, T. & Zhang, L. (2020) Online reviews and travel magazine awards: their influence on willingness-to-pay. Journal of Revenue & Pricing Management.
Belarmino, A., Raab, C.& Demirciftci, T. (2019). The impact of resort fees on perceived fairness and destination brand image: An exploratory study. Journal of Revenue & Pricing Management.
Ozdemir, O. & Demirciftci, T. (2019), Sustainable Tourism Development. Issues and Applications in the Mediterranean Region. (Book Chapter).
Ozdemir, O., Erkmen, E. & Demirciftci, T. (2018), The Effect of Brand Diversification on IPO Returns an Examination of Restaurant IPOs. Journal of Food Service Business Research.
Cengiz, E., Cengiz, F., Demirciftci, T. & Cobanoglu, C., (2018). Do Food and Beverage Cost Control Measures Increase Hotel Performance? A Case Study in Istanbul, Turkey
Performance? Journal of Food Service Business Research.
Demirciftci, T., Cetin, G., & Bilgihan, A. (2017). Coping with R.M. challenges in hospitality education. Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, 1-14.
Istanbullu Dincer, F, Demirciftci, T, Kuçukali, S, Erdogan, M , Balik, M , Azili, O , Gokkaya, S (2017) The Evaluation of Tourist Guide Occupation Within the Scope of Free Movement Service in European Union. Uygulamalı Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi, 1 (1), 20-32.
Cetin, G., Demirciftci, T., & Bilgihan, A. (2016). Meeting revenue management challenges: Knowledge, skills, and abilities. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 57, 132–142.
Demirciftci, T., Akova, O., & Mamadi, Z. (2016). Restaurant Revenue Management Applications in 1st Class Restaurants in Istanbul. Journal of Tourism and Gastronomy Studies, 4(4), 20–38.
Demirciftci, T., & Kızılırmak, I. (2016). Strategic branding in hospitality: Case of Accor Hotels. Journal of Tourismology, 2(1), 1–15.
- Fredrick C. Meitner ("Chuck")
- Assistant Professor, Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism Management
B.B.A., 2013 Columbia Southern University
E.M.B.A., 2015 Jack Welch Management Institute, Strayer University
Graduate Certificate, 2019 Penn State University
Ph.D. Iowa State University
I teach undergraduate hospitality courses, especially those focusing on culinary arts, beverage management, and restaurant operations. I am fascinated by wine and enjoy blind tasting. I have 20 years experience in the hospitality industry, on both sides of the kitchen door. I am also the faculty advisor for the Hospitality and Tourism Management Club.
Private club member behavior
Mental health and wellness in the hospitality industry
Wine and wine sommelier training
American Culinary Federation - Chefs of Milwaukee (past president, various board positions)
Student Group Advising
Hospitality and Tourism Management Club
Publications & Presentations
Meitner, F., Lee SJ. (2020) Service Quality: What is it and how do you measure it? Club Director, 16-22.
Meitner, F., Lee SJ. (2020) Attachment – Fundamentals First. Club Director, 18-24.
Meitner, F., Lee SJ. (2020) How to Improve Member Loyalty at Your Club. Club Director, 34-40.
Meitner, F., Lee SJ. (2020) An Examination of Overlooked Routes to Member Satisfaction and Loyalty: Psychological Ownership, Group Identity, and Attraction. (Webinar), National Club Association.
Meitner, F., Lee SJ. (2020) Development of a Quality Service Metric for Private Club. ICHRIE, 2020 (accepted but postponed due to pandemic).
Brey, E.T., & Meitner, F. (2020). Designing research for maximum impact: Increasing the effectiveness of knowledge transfer through methodology. 3rd bi-annual Tourism Intelligence Forum International Conference, Algarve, Portugal.
“Development of a Quality Service Metric for Private Clubs: CLUBSERV”, Hospitality
Graduate Conference, Houston TX, 2019
“Examining the Impact of Psychological Ownership on Satisfaction and Loyalty: The Moderating Effect of Membership”, ICHRIE Poster Session, Palm Desert CA, 2018
“Examining the Impact of Psychological Ownership on Satisfaction and Loyalty: The Moderating Effect of Membership”, Central ICHRIE Poster Session, Ames IA, 2018
- Autumn Arthur
- Instructor, Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism Management, Executive Director at Stroud Region Open Space and Recreation Commission
B.S., 2014, Gettysburg College
Prof. Arthur is the executive director of the Stroud Region Open Space and Recreation Commission (SROSRC), which has oversight of more than 25 public parks, protected lands, and greenway trail systems in the community surrounding East Stroudsburg University, as well as public recreation programs provided in these facilities.
With a B.S. in environmental science and education from Gettysburg College, she approaches recreation from a background of sustainable land management and environmental education.
- Chris Barrett
- Instructor, Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism Management, President/CEO at Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau
A.S., Penn State Hazleton
B.B.A., Penn State Harrisburg
Professor Barrett is currently the President & CEO of Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau (PMVB). He has over 35 years of management, executive and leadership experience.
Chris was Executive Vice President/COO/CFO for Target Media and Target Digital, a leading east coast media and advertising firm headquartered in Harrisburg, PA. Prior to Target Media and Target Digital he held multiple senior management roles ranging from sales and marketing to theme park operations with Hershey Entertainment & Resorts for over twenty years.
- Steve Ives
- Instructor, Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism Management
B.S., 2003, The Pennsylvania State University
2008, San Diego State University
M.Ed., 2009, King's College
I have spent many years in the fields of education, tourism, and recreation working in K-12, higher education, and for non-profit organizations. Currently, I am working as the Director of the Office of International Programs at ESU. I have a B.S. degree in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management with a concentration in Environmental Interpretation from Penn State University.
I also have my teaching certification from San Diego State University in Physical Education, and hold a M.Ed. Degree in Curriculum & Instruction from King’s College. I will be completing my Ed.D. in Educational Leadership & Administration here at ESU during the next academic year.
- Kevin Casebolt
- Professor Physical Education
B.S., 1992, Northern Illinois University
M.Ed, 1995, University of Kansas
Ph.D., 1998, University of Kansas
I currently teach health and wellness class, first year experience class, recreation and leisure services for individuals with disabilities, and movement activities for special populations. My scholarship primarily resides in the relationship between instructional physical activity programs (IPAP and academic success as well as the investigation of inclusionary practices to successfully include individuals with disabilities into regular physical education.
Health and Wellness
Instructional Physical Activity
Adapted Physical Education
My scholarship primarily resides in the relationship between instructional physical activity programs (IPAP and academic success as well as the investigation of inclusionary practices to successfully include individuals with disabilities into regular physical education.
Student Group Advising
Publications & Presentations
Lu, H.K., Chen., Y., Yeh, C., Chuang, C., Chiang, L., Lai, C., Casebolt, K., Huang, A., Lin,
W., Hsieh, K. (in press). Discrepancies between leg-to-leg bioelectrical impedance analysis and computerized tomography in abdominal visceral fat measurement. Scientific Report.
Casebolt, K.M., Chiang, L.M., Melton, B., Russell, J. (2017). College/University instructional
physical activity programs and academic success in higher education. International
Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education. 28(2).
Sato, T., Hodge, S.R., Casebolt, K.M., & Samalot-Rivera. (2015). Physical education teacher
candidates’ beliefs about instructing children with disabilities in adapted aquatics. International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education. 9(3). 308-328.
Casebolt, K.M., Bland, H., Russell, J., & Melton, B. (2015). Quality instructional physical
activity programs in higher education. Pennsylvania Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. 86(3).
Melton, B., Russell, J., Bland, H., Casebolt, K.M., & Chandler, K. (2015). The impact of health
behaviors on perceived physical, mental, and social health status among college students. Georgia Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. 47(2). 23-30