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“Life without knowledge is death in disguise.”
- Talib Kweli


Publications:

Thompson, R. (2014). Averting an Apathetic Mindset to Forge Employee Engagement within the Hospitality Workforce: An Investigation of Hospitality Firms Selected to the Fortune Magazines 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2013 through Website Analysis. 21st Annual AHRD International Conference in the Americas. Houston, TX, February 20, 2014.

Annulis, H., Higgins, G., McDonald, J., Richie, J., Stout, B., Thompson, R., & Washington, S. (2012). Change Leaders Reflections of Hurricane Katrina: A Qualitative Review. 12th Annual International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change, Chicago, IL, July 6, 2012.

Flaherty, J., & Thompson, R. (2009). Confronting apathy to forge motivation within the hospitality workforce: A preliminary investigation. 5th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium, Travel and Tourism Research Association (Canada Chapter), Guelph, ON, October 14, 2009.


Presentations:

Thompson, R. (2016). An investigation of the work environment characteristics and work engagement of limited and full-service hotel property front-line employees. Presented at the 2016 Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium. The University of Southern Mississippi. Hattiesburg, MS.

Thompson, R. (2015). Forging employee engagement within the hospitality workplace: An investigation of the work environment characteristics and their influences on front-line workforces in limited and full-service hotel properties. Presented at the 2015 Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium. The University of Southern Mississippi. Hattiesburg, MS.

Thompson, R. (2014). Averting an Apathetic Mindset to Forge Employee Engagement within the Hospitality Workforce: An Investigation of Hospitality Firms Selected to the Fortune Magazines 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2013 through Website Analysis. Presented at the AHRD International Conference. Houston, TX.

Thompson, R. (2010). The perception of value and the importance of packaging in todays tough economic climate. Key Note presentation at the University of Arkansas and Fayetteville CVB Hospitality Summit, Fayetteville, AR.

Thompson, R. (2009). Confronting apathy to forge motivation within the hospitality workforce: A preliminary investigation. Presented at the 5th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium. Travel and Tourism Research Association (Canada Chapter). Guelph, ON.


Courses Teaching:

HOS 1100 (i.e., Intro. to Hospitality & Tourism) California State University - East Bay
Fall 2011 - Present

TM 368 (i.e., Hotel Operations Management) University of Southern Mississippi
Spring 2011 - Present

TM 442 (i.e., Strategic Hospitality Sales Leadership) University of Southern Mississippi
Spring 2012 - Present

TM 472 (i.e., Casino & Resort Marketing) University of Southern Mississippi
Spring 2016 - Present