Julio Enrique Gavilanes

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Julio Enrique Gavilanes, M.Ed

Assistant Professor – Tourism Program Coordinator
School of Tourism
Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral
Guayaquil, Ecuador

When I completed the TIES-Endicott program, I was employed by the same university where I am currently working. After I graduated I received a promotion to an Assistant Professor, a fully tenured position.

In addition to my teaching, I also work as the Tourism Studies Program Coordinator, where I am involved in research into tourism planning and development. At the end of the last year, I prepared a training program for a local community that included four months of learning about sustainable tourism, food literacy and food safety, among other areas. It was a very enriching period as well as an opportunity to be involved with local communities.

I am currently looking for a rigorous PhD program in tourism or a related area. I have applied for a doctoral fellowship, and I am still waiting for the response. My research proposal is linked with the Culmination Project I did at TIES-Endicott. I want to explore creative, responsible, and ecologically-minded forms of tourism. Hopefully, the scholarship will come soon.

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