Richard M. Lagiewski, Lecturer
Ph.D. Edinburgh Napier Univeristy; M.S., B.S., Rochester Institute of Technology
Campus Address: Eastman Building (#01) 4266
Office Telephone: 585-475-2820
Personal website: http://www.rit.edu/cast/hsm/faculty.html
Research interests include: Destination development, resort management, tourism in transitional economies, organizational change and creating service competitiveness through creative practices.
Rick M. Lagiewski, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Hospitality and Tourism Management Department in the School of International Hospitality and Service Innovation. He has been teaching at RIT since 2001. Lagiewski’s research and teaching interests include: destination development, resort management, tourism in transitional economies, organizational change and creating service competitiveness through creative practices. He led a project for the East West Institute on cross-border institution building for tourism between Bosnia, Montenegro and Croatia. Over the last four year Lagiewski has been an active scholar in delivering papers at the European Council of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Educators (EuroCHRIE)conference in such locations at; Turkey, France, Greece and Dubai. Topics have ranged from issues relating to medical tourism, experiential marketing and public private efforts in tourism development. Work with students at the undergraduate level outside of teaching have revolved around special event planning such as; Professional Golf Association (PGA) Championship, Senior PGA Championship, and the International Disabled Sailors (IDS) Sailing Regatta. Lagiewski also helped deliver E-commerce training throughout the three main wine regions in New York State. These seminars were made possible by grants sponsored by the New York Wine and Grape Foundation. Lagiewski is a member of the Council of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Educators, the National Restaurant Association, Eta Sigma Delta International Hospitality Honor Society, Executive Board; and the Vermont Travel Industry Conference (State Tourism Conference). He has been a nominee for the RIT Board of Trustees Scholarship Award and was the 2008 CHRIE Marriott Faculty Intern. Lagiewski’s was awarded a Professional Development Fellowship funded by the U.S. Department of State through the Research and Training for Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union Act - 2001-2002l NYS/UUP Individual Development Award – summer 2000; Vermont Travel Industry Conference Scholarship Winner - December 1999; Nominated for the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching State University of New York - December 1997; Teaching and Technology Discovery Grant, State University of New York -1997