Jerome Agrusa PH.D.

College of Business - Department of Business

Professor of Travel Industry Management

Texas A&M University - Tourism Sciences, Minor-Planning
University of Houston - Master of Hospitality Management

University of Houston


Dr. JEROME AGRUSA is a Professor of Travel Industry Management in the College of Business Administration at Hawaii Pacific University. 

He has published over 100 refereed articles and conference proceedings and lectured or consulted in over 25 countries in the area of tourism and hospitality services as they relate to marketing and management.  He is on the Editorial Review Boards of five journals including the Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research and the Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism.  He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Asia Pacific Tourism Association (APTA) and in 2008 was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Senior Specialist Award.

He was acknowledged for his teaching abilities by being awarded the 2008/2009 College of Business Administration’s Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award as well as Hawaii Pacific University’s 2005 Board of Trustees’ Award for Teaching Excellence. He also received the 2007 Hawaii Pacific University’s Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Scholarship. This annual award is given to a faculty member who best exemplifies excellence in scholarship throughout the University.   

Prior to joining the faculty at HPU, Dr. Agrusa was a member of the faculty of a number other universities including the University of Louisiana and University of Southern Mississippi.  



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