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Randall Scott Upchurch, PhD
Associate Dean, Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management
Florida International University, USA
Dr. Randall S. Upchurch is currently the Associate Dean for the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University. Dr. Upchurch is the previous holder of the American Resort Development Association’s designation of “Professorship in Timeshare Development.” In that role, he developed curriculum in the areas of Principles of Timeshare, Timeshare Resort Operations, Timeshare Sales and Marketing, and Timeshare Financial Strategies. Dr. Upchurch has produced over 60 academic articles with many emphasizing timeshare resort development. He is also the editor of ARDA’s Timeshare Industry Resource Manual and he is the author of “Timeshare Resort Operation" an Elsevier publication.
Research interest include tourism and hospitality management.