Assistant Professor, L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, San Diego State University & Co-Director of Tourism RESET
Alana Dillette, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management where she advises the National Society for Minorities in Hospitality and serves as the Co-Director for Tourism RESET, an initiative focused on race, ethnicity and social equity in tourism. With Tourism RESET, Dr. Dillette works with an international group of scholars and industry partners to conduct real world, applicable research. Dr. Dillette also serves as a liaison for diversity initiatives in the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts. Originally from the islands of The Bahamas, Dr. Dillette conducts research that explores the intersection between tourism, race, gender & ethnicity. More specifically, she is working on research to gain a better understanding of the Black travel experience in addition to the challenges faced by Black hospitality and tourism professionals. As an educator, Dr. Dillette is equity-minded and dedicated to guiding her students to critically think and problem solve.