Assistant Professor. L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Tourism RESET, San Diego State University

Alana Dillette is an Assistant Professor in the L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management as well as an Initiative Coordinator for Tourism RESET, a collective of scholars dedicated to highlighting issues of race, ethnicity and social equity in travel. Originally from the islands of The Bahamas, she has years of experience working on sustainable tourism development initiatives in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism for the country. In the Payne school, she teaches undergraduate students in the core leadership curriculum, which is focused on leadership theory, but more importantly practical experiences with industry professionals. Dr. Dillette is passionate about diversity and inclusion in the hospitality and tourism industry, and is currently conducting research on racial, ethnic, and social justice issues facing the industry. More specifically, she is currently exploring the intersection between hospitality, tourism and systemitc racism through the lens of Black travelers and leaders.

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant Professor. L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, San Diego State University