International Advisory Board

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Prof. Emer. Malcolm J. M. Cooper – Japan

Prof. Emer. Malcolm J. M. Cooper (PhD, LLM, MA) is Professor of Tourism Management at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) in Beppu, Japan. He is also Chief Editor of the Asia Pacific World Journal. Before coming to APU, Professor Cooper held teaching and administrative positions at the University of Southern Queensland, the University of Adelaide, and the University of New England. He was also Project Manager for the Local Government Association of South Australia, and Director of the Australian Tourist Commission Liaison and Special Projects section. He is a Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia.

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Prof.Gary E. Swanson – USA

Prof. Gary E. Swanson is currently the Mildred S. Hansen Endowed Chair and Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence at the University of Northern Colorado, USA. Prof.Swanson was a Fulbright scholar to China and lectured at Tsinghua University as well as the Communication University of China from 2005 to 2007. Before his position at University of Northern Colorado, Prof.Swanson was the Director of Television and Assistant Professor at Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Illinois, USA; teaching mostly graduate broadcast students on the Evanston, Chicago and Washington D.C. campuses. Prof.Swanson has been an educator since 1991.

Swanson is an internationally recognized and highly acclaimed documentary producer, director, editor, photojournalist, consultant and educator. He has given keynote speeches, presented workshops and lectured at embassies, conferences, festivals, and universities throughout China, South Africa, India, Papua New Guinea, Japan, The Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Singapore, Greece, Germany, Jordan, Spain, Portugal, Peru, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Swanson has compiled a distinguished professional broadcast career spanning 13 years: From 1978 to 1991, Swanson worked for the National Broadcasting Company where he was honored with national EMMY’s for producing and editing: ‘The Silent Shame,’ a prime-time investigative documentary; ‘Military Medicine,’ a two-part investigative series on NBC News; and ‘Hotel Crime,’ an investigative news magazine piece. Swanson was an editor for ‘breaking news’ and features for NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, the Today Show, Sunrise, Sunday Today, NBC Overnight, A Closer Look, Monitor, and other prime time news magazines. Swanson covered ‘breaking news’ in 26 states and Canada for the network including trips and campaigns of presidents Ronald Reagan, George Bush, and Bill Clinton. Swanson was the Fulbright distinguished lecturer and consultant in television news to the government of Portugal in 1989. In 1992, he covered the XXV Olympics in Barcelona, Spain for NBC News as field producer and cameraman.

Swanson has earned more than 75 awards for broadcast excellence and photojournalism including three national EMMY’s, the duPont Columbia Award, two CINE ‘Golden Eagles,’ 16 TELLY’s, the Monte Carlo International Award, the Hamburg International Media Festival’s Globe Award, the Videographer Award, The Communicator Award, the Ohio State Award, the CINDY Award, the 2011 Communitas Outstanding Professor and Educator award, the 2013 Professor of the Year award, and many others. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana with a Bachelor’s degree in Education in 1974, and a Master’s degree in Journalism in 1993.

Prof.Serigus

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Prof.Serigus Koku – USA

Prof. Serigus Koku is a tenured full professor at the Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA. He holds the JD from the University of Miami School of Law, PhD (Finance and Marketing) MBA (Finance) and MA (Applied Economics), all from Rutgers University, MBA (Marketing) from Oregon State University, and BA Finance (Summa Cum Laude) from University of the Virgin Islands. Prof. Koku is well known interdisciplinary researcher.

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Prof. Neville Waranakulasooriya – Sri Lanka

Prof. Warnakulasuriya is a Professor of the University of Sri Jayawardenepura department of Marketing Management, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, and the former head of the department of Marketing Management. He has obtained his basic Degree and his MBA from the University of Colombo with a dissertation in Marketing. He has also obtained his PHD in Marketing from the University of Poona, India.

Prof. Warnakulasuriya is also a Visiting Lecturer of the Universities of Colombo, Kelaniya, Moratuwa and Rajarata teaching Marketing Management subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is currently Director of the Kothalawala Deffence University, Sri Lanka. Prof. Warnakulasuriya is also a fellow of the Nottingham Business School in the United Kingdom and Visiting Researcher of the International University of Japan. He has supervised several BSc & MBA dissertations at various universities.

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Prof. (Dr.) SandeepKulshreshtha – India

Prof. (Dr.) SandeepKulshreshtha is Nodal Officer & Chairman-Academics, IITTM, Gwalior (M.P.) India. He has more than 20 years teaching experience and became youngest Professor in tourism in India. In his academic career he visited almost 25 countries in Europe, Pacific and South Asia on different academic assignments. In his professional achievement Highlights he was the Director (In-charge) IITTM, (Appointed by Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India) from 31st December 2009 to 23rd March 2010. He was the youngest professor in Tourism in the country, under the UGC pay scale – appointed through open selection on 1st October, 2003. Youngest reader in Tourism under the UGC pay scale appointed through open selection on 29th January 1997. Prof. Sandeep ismember (Academic) Board of Governors of IITTM, Senior Vice President – Indian Tourism Congress (Founder member since 2003), Member-Sub Committee for finalizing National Vocation Educational Qualification framework for Hotel and Tourism Sector constituted by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government India through All Indian Council for Technical Education dated 15th June, 2011.

Prof.H.S.C.Perera

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Prof.H.S.C.Perera – Sri Lanka

Professor H.S.C. Perera is a dedicated professional with over 20 years of research, training and education background in Business Administration, Specialized in Marketing Management. Further she is having more than 15 years of experience as an Administrator, Consultant to commercial banks, business Incubators and as a social leader of community livelihood and micro-finance development, in the Sri Lankan context.

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Prof. (Dr.) Supathanish Termsnguanwong – Thailand

Prof. (Dr.) SupathanishTermsnguanwong, Professor, Researcher Department of Marketing, Faculty of Business Administration Payap University Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Dr. D.A.C.Suranga Silva – Sri Lanka

Dr. D.A.C Suranga Silva Hold a Ph.D. in Tourism Economics (Amsterdam Vrije University, the Netherlands), M.Phil in Environmental Economics (Maastricht School of Management, the Netherlands), M.A. in International Economics (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka), B.A Special Degree in Monetary Economics (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka), and Diploma in Economics of Resource and Environmental Management (University of New England, Australia).

He is presently, working as a permanent senior lecturer at the Department of Economics, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. In addition, currently holding several key positions and responsibilities in different organizations/institutions such as, Director of the Center for Economics Research & Industrial Policy Analysis (CERIPA), University of Colombo-Sri Lanka, Director of Staff Development Center (SDC), University of University of Colombo, Adviser to the Secretary, Ministry of Transport and Co-operative (Western Province), Sri Lanka, a visiting professor, external examiner and lecturer in the fields of Tourism Economics and Tourism Planning at the Management & Science University (MSU) in Malaysia, a visiting professor, external examiner and lecturer in the fields of Tourism Economics and Tourism Planning at Naresuan University in Thailand.

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Dr. Naleen Abeysekara – Sri Lanka

PhD(University of Colombo), B.Sc. Mkt. (Special) (University of Sri Jayewardenepura), MBA (University of Colombo),MCIM(UK),Chartered Marketer (UK), MSLIM, MAAT, Dip in CMAChartered Intermediate – ICASL.Dr. NalinAbeysekera is a Chartered Marketer and Consultant, Senior Lecturer in Marketing – Open University of Sri Lanka and certified trainer for tutors and mentors in online learning.

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