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Principal Lecturer – Management, Rochester Institute of Technology

Rick Lagiewski is Principal Lecturer in the Management Department in the Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology. He has been teaching Hospitality and Tourism related university course work for the past 25 years. His research has concentrated on diverse destination related development, marketing and management related themes. This has included work with the EastWest Institute on cross-border institution building for tourism in the Balkans. Also through a US Department of State fellowship, he studied privatization of the lodging sector in Croatia during their transition to a market economy. Additionally he worked on destination attraction marketing and promotion through gamification in New York State’s Path Through History tourism marketing program. Rick has lectured, taught and led study abroad programs in Costa Rica, Italy, Croatia, Kosovo, Dominican Republic, Peru and the United Arab Emirates. Most recently his work has focused on the role of the lodging sector in destination resilience during period of crisis with the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Rochester Institute of Technology