Nancy McGehee Appoints Robert B. Pamplin Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management | VTx

Nancy J. McGehee, Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management at the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, was recently appointed the Robert B. Pamplin Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

Established in 2011, the Robert B. Pamplin Professorship in Hospitality and Tourism Management is one of several named professorships established with a $10 million endowment donated to Pamplin College by Robert B. Pamplin Sr. and Robert B. Pamplin Jr. The professorship supports excellence in education in the Howard Feuertag Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Recipients hold a professorship for five years.

A Virginia Tech faculty member since 2001, McGee’s scholarship covers the field of tourism with a recent focus on tourism promotion and sustainable and transformative tourism.

McGehee is widely recognized in her field, having been named an Outstanding Travel Researcher by Women in Travel and Tourism International in 2017. In 2014, she received the Virginia Tech Alumni Award for Excellence in International Studies.

McGee spent seven years as head of hospitality and tourism management for Howard Feuertag.

She is a co-editor of the Journal of Travel Research and has published 47 articles, two books, five book chapters, and 13 technical reports that have been cited by Google Scholar over 7,900 times. In addition, she has received almost $500,000 in research grants, contracts, and fellowships in the US and abroad.

An effective classroom instructor at all levels, McGee has mentored and co-authored several doctoral students in hospitality and tourism.

McGee received her bachelor’s degree from Marshall University, her master’s degree from North Carolina State University, and her master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Virginia Tech.


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