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Carolin Lusby, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


HM 333


305-919-4500 (FIU)



Ph.D. in Health and Human Performance, 2007
Department of Recreation, Tourism and Sports Management, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Dissertation: Life Satisfaction and Alternative Lifestyle Choices: Cruising as a Lifestyle Process

M.S. in Leisure and Environments, 2003
WICE program, Wageningen Agricultural University , Wageningen, Netherlands
Dissertation: Motivational and Expectational Differences of Scuba Divers in the Florida Keys

B.S. in Leisure Services Management, 2001
College of Health and Human Performance, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina


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  • Tuesday from 1:00:00 PM to 3:00:00 PM in HM 367
  • Tuesday from 9:00:00 AM to 11:00:00 AM in HM 367


Published or Accepted Refereed Journal Publications

Lusby, C., Autry, C. & Anderson, S. (2013). Community, motivations and life satisfaction in ocean cruising- Comparative findings., World Leisure Journal. 54 (4) 310-321.

Lusby, C., Bandaruk, B. (2010). Study abroad in the recreation curriculum- A student perspective, Journal of Unconventional Parks, Tourism, and Recreation Research. 3022-28.

Lusby, C., Anderson, S. (2010). Ocean cruising- A lifestyle process, Leisure/Loisir. 34 (1) 85-105.

Lusby, C., Anderson, S. (05/10/2009). Life satisfaction and alternative lifestyle choices, Leisure and Society/ Loisir et Societe. 31 (1) .

Lusby, C., Anderson, S. (04/10/2008). Community and quality of life- The case of ocean cruising, World Leisure. 50 (4) .

Lusby, C., Cottrell, S. (05/10/2008). Understanding motivations and expectations of scuba divers, Tourism in Marine Environments. 5 (1) 1-14.

Lusby, C., Story, M. (02/01/2013). Perceived motivations, barriers and benefits of young African Americans to travel. , Consortium Journal of Hospitality and Tourism. 18.

Lusby, C., Autry, C. & Anderson, S. (08/15/2015). Specialization in ocean cruising, World Leisure Journal. .

Lusby, C., Hispanic Travel (12/31/2014). The Hispanic travel market, Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Management. 2 (2) .

Lusby, C., Eow, K. (07/10/2015). Tourism development in a new democracy: Residents’ Perceptions of Community-based Tourism in Mawlamyine, Myanmar, Journal of Tourism and Recreation. 2 (1) 23-40.

Lusby, C., Lusby, C., Lasten, E., & Upchurch, R. (10/15/2015). Impact of lodging on leatherback turtles, Consortium Journal of Hospitality. 20 (1) .

Lusby, C., Ackerman, L., William, V. (08/18/2015). Sex trafficking in the tourism industry, Journal of Tourism and Hospitality. .

Liu, D.; Upchurch, R. & Curtis, C. , Lusby, C. (04/06/2016). Chinese domestic tourist perceptions of wind farms experiences, Journal of sustainable tourism. .

Lusby, C. (Fall 2017). Marketing with demographics in mind, Marketing for small lodging. .

Lusby, C. (Summer 2015). How to travel the world and change it, Blog Wallethub. .

Submitted Refereed Journal Publications

Lusby, C. Homestay Tourism. Submitted to Sage International Encyclopdiea of Tourism.

Lusby, C. Hard and Soft Tourism. Submitted to Sage International Encyclopedia of Tourism.

Lusby, C. Carrying Capacity. Submitted to Sage International Encyclopedia of Tourism.


Lusby, C., Anderson, S. (). Ocean cruising lifestyle process, World Leisure Organization. .

Lusby, C., Anderson, S. ; Autry, C. (). Cruising Triology, World Leisure Organization. .

Lusby, C., Eow, K. (). Tourism in Myanmar, Annual International Conference on Tourism . .

Lusby, C., Ackerman, L. (). Sustainability in Cruising, IIBA. .

Lusby, C., Anderson, S.; Autry, C. (). Private and Commercial Cruising, IIBA. .


Anderson, S., Lusby, C. , Autry, C. (2010-2009). An ocean cruising culture: A lifestyle of community, satisfaction and adventure. , 11th World Leisure Congress. Chun Cheon, Korea, .

Lusby, C., Mathews, N. (2010-2009). Gender equity in youth sports: Developing an action plan., California Parks and Recreation Society Conference. Palm Springs, CA, USA, .

Bandaruk, B., Lusby, C. (2010-2009). Study abroad motivations, constraints and impacts: A student perspective. , California Parks and Recreation Society Conference. Palm Springs, CA, USA, .

James, K., Lusby, C. (2009-2008). The relationship between study abroad and sensation seeking: SSSV versus BSSS. , California Parks and Recreation Society Conference. Sacramento, CA, USA, .

Lusby, C. (2008-2007). Marine tourism: The case of scuba divers in the Florida Keys. , California Parks and Recreation Society Educators. CA, USA, .

Lusby, C., Anderson, S. (2008-2007). Ocean cruising- Lifestyle process. , 10th World Leisure Congress. Quebec, Canada, .

Lusby, C., James, K. (2008-2007). Motivations and barriers to off campus study. , California Parks and Recreation Society. Long Beach, CA, USA, .

Lusby, C. (2007-2006). Recreation specialization in boating. , California Society for Parks and Recreation Educators. CA, USA, .

Lusby, C., Laura Howard (2011-2012). Sustainability in Tourism and Hospitality, MiaGreen. Miami, Florida, USA, .

Lusby, C., Anderson, Stephen (2012-2013). Spezialization in Ocean Cruising, World Leisure Conference. Rimini, ITA, .

Lusby, C., Lusby, C., Greenwood,J. & Jorgensen,L. (2009-2010). Educating students: Challenges, CPRS Annual Conference. Palm Springs, California, USA, .

Lusby, C., Taetes,M. (2013-2014). Hispanic Travel Caucus, ASTA Global Convention. .

Lusby, C. (2013-2014). Global Learning in Study Abroad through Experiential Tools, NSEE 2013. .

Lusby, C., Castro, M., & Eow, K. (2013-2014). Case Studies in Community Based Tourism, International Ecotourism Conference. .

Lusby, C., Eow, K. (2014-2015). Resident Perceptions of Community Tourism in Myanmar, ATINER. GRC, .

Lusby, C. (2013-2014). New Tourism, Sustainability and Purpose, Rotary Club . Florida, .

Lusby, C., Anderson, S. & Autry, C. (2014-2015). Cruising - A Trilogy, World Leisure Conference. Mobile, Alabama, USA, .

Lusby, C., Ackerman, L. (2014-2015). Perceptions of Cruise Line Sustainability, IIBA. .

Lusby, C., Anderson, S.; Autry, C. (2014-2015). Private and Commercial Cruising, IIBA. .

Lusby, C., Jayeon, C. (2014-2015). Chinese and American Students Hospitality, Critical Tourism Conference. .

Lusby, C., Williams, J. (2015-2016). Suststainable Development Goals- A case study of Chaa Creek, International Ecotourism Conference. Tampa, Foreign Country, USA, .

Lusby, C., Stigliano, B. (2015-2016). Community based tourism and sustainable development goals, International Ecotourism Conference. Tampa, Florida, USA, .

Lusby, C., Randle, D. (2015-2016). Sustainable destinations- UNWTO observatories, International Ecotourism Conference. Tampa, Florida, USA, .

Lusby, C. (2015-2016). Ecotourism Master Class, International Ecotourism Society Master Class. .

Lusby, C. (2015-2016). Ecotourism in Communities, World Leisure Conference. ZAF, .


Dr. Carolin Lusby is an Assistant Professor at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate level courses in tourism, research methods and leadership.  She received her doctoral degree in Tourism Recreation and Sport Management from the University of Florida in 2007. Furthermore, Dr. Lusby holds a master’s degree in Tourism and the Environments from the World Leisure Center of Excellence at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. 

Prior to beginning her career in academia, Dr. Lusby worked in the tourism industry where she found her passion for approaching touring and using tourism as a tool for personal transformation. Among others, Dr. Lusby was a youth travel guide for Europe’s biggest teen travel company, worked for a teen adventure travel company and developed skills and training in adventure and experience based learning. Ultimately, she became a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and a Ropes Course Facilitator.

In her first academic teaching endeavor at California State University Long Beach, Dr. Lusby assumed the role of head of the tourism program. As a lifelong learner, Dr. Lusby became interested in the topic of sustainability and became a Green Globe certified auditor. Seeing tourism’s potential for negative impacts on people, culture and the environment, Dr. Lusby focused on  sustainable development of tourism and incorporated community based tourism in her study tours.  Dr. Lusby speaks  German and French and firmly believes in the value of meaningful study abroad experiences to foster the development of global citizens.

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