Centers and Institutes
Director: Brian P. Blake
Please visit The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Student Center for Professional Development for more information.
Center for Hospitality and Tourism ResearchEnhancing the skills and knowledge of professionals and students in the field of hospitality and tourism management through the creation and delivery of initiatives in executive development, research, and curriculum innovation.
Director: Carl Winston
Director: Jess Ponting
Please visit Center for Surf Research for more information.
Director: Kate Spilde
Please visit Sycuan Institute on Government Gaming for more information.
Director: Mounah Abdel-Samad
Please visit Institute of Public and Urban Affairs for more information.
Institute of Meetings and EventsDeveloping mentoring and professional relationships between industry professionals and SDSU students
Director: Stephanie Dathe
Director: Tim Powell
Please visit Production Center for Documentary and Drama for more information.
Director: Martha Lauzen
Please visit Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film for more information.
Director: Lorie Hearn
Please visit The Investigative Newsource for more information.
Institute for Leisure and Tourism ManagementPrimarily concerned with conducting leisure-related research, promoting professional development, disseminating specialized publications, and organizing conferences, seminars, lectures and workshops.
Director: Larry Beck
Director: Associate Professor Amy Schmitz Weiss
Please visit Center for Science and Media for more information.
Center for Learning, instruction and the Performance TechnologiesThe center’s faculty and staff conduct research on the design and use of technology-based systems for enhancing human learning and performance, monitor trends in advanced applications of educational technology and allied disciplines, and evaluate the effectiveness and usability of educational products and services.
Director: Marcie Bober-Michel
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Volunteer and Mentorship CenterAn endowed center, it connects hospitality and tourism management students to numerous volunteer and mentoring opportunities throughout San Diego.
Glen M. Broom Center for Professional Development in Public RelationsHoused in the School of Journalism and Media Studies, the center facilitates professional development of students via internship support, of faculty via research support, and of public relations practitioners via support for their life-long learning.
Director: Bey-Ling Sha
Center for Communication, Health and the Public GoodAn innovative hub for investigating critical relationships between communication and health that shape the human social condition in contemporary society, the center is transdisciplinary and promote local, regional, national, and global connections.
Director: Wayne Beach