Georgios PapageorgiouTourism, Hospitality and Sports
BA, Technological Educational Institute of Athens; MSc, PhD University of Birmingham
Dr. Papageorgiou is the Head of the International Tourism and Hospitality Management Department, and teaches on a number of tourism management- and marketing-related courses. He joined Deree in September 2013. His hospitality sector experience notably includes the position of Resident Centers Supervisor in the accommodation sector of the Athens 2004 Olympic and Paralympic Village. Dr. Papageorgiou’s academic career started when he joined the University of Surrey as a Lecturer in Tourism, where he also obtained a postgraduate qualification in Academic Practice (PGCert, 2007). After leaving Surrey he was appointed Academic Dean at Alpine Center in Greece.
He has published research articles in refereed journals (including Annals of Tourism Research), has contributed book chapters to edited volumes, and has written several book reviews for academic journals. He is also a regular reviewer for top tourism journals. His experience focuses on academic quality assurance and program design in the areas of tourism and hospitality, and his research interests include tourism marketing, tourism policy planning and development, qualitative research methodologies, and the relationship between tourism and popular culture – in particular music, film and literature.