Dr. Daniel Fesenmaier is Professor, Executive Director of the Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute (EFTI) and Director, the National Laboratory for Tourism and eCommerce (NLTeC), Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management, University of Florida.
Dr. Fesenmaier received his Ph.D. in geography from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He has taught at the University of Oklahoma, Texas A&M University, Indiana University, the University of Illinois and Temple University before moving to the University of Florida. Dr. Fesenmaier is author of over 300 articles dealing with tourism marketing, advertising evaluation and information technology. He has co-authored or co-edited seven books focusing on various aspects of information technology, tourism marketing and tourism design. He is co-founding editor of Tourism Analysis; past Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Information Technology and Tourism and editor of the Foundations in Tourism Research Series in the Journal of Travel Research.
Dr. Fesenmaier is a Fellow, International Academy for the Study of Tourism and has received awards for excellence in research including the Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) Lifetime Achievement Award, Hannes Werthner Tourism and Technology Lifetime Achievement Award (IFITT), The Michael D. Olsen Research Award from the University of Delaware and the Medal of Exceptional Scholarly Achievement (CPTHL).