Dave P Evans
Having been born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai'i, finding a career path in the hospitality and tourism industry seemed like a natural fit for Dr. Evans. After attending Kalani High School, he graduated from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa with a Bachelor of Business administration degree with a concentration in Travel Industry Management. After serving as a hotel manager at a hotel in Southern California near Disneyland, Dr. Evans returned home to work with Outrigger Hotels and Resorts. Dr. Evans has also served as a director of operations with Robert's Hawai'i and as director of marketing for a start-up national franchise operation in Hawai'i.
He joined the Hospitality and Tourism Education department in 1994 where he has taught courses in Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism, Beverage Operations Management, Front Office Management, Tourism Marketing, Hospitality Management, Hospitality Law, Tourism Development and Management and Lodging Analytics and Revenue Management. He has served as the Chair of the Department since October 2009. Dr. Evans continued his education with a Master of Science degree in Travel Industry Management, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. His research interests are in theories of leadership and motivation in higher education and the hospitality industry.
His interests include golf, tennis, landscaping and home improvement projects around the house, traveling the world with his wife Renee, and games of fetch with his Golden Retrievers Riley and Sophie
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Doctor of Philosophy,
Educational Administration -- Higher Education, 2013
Master of Science, Travel
Industry Management, 2006
Bachelor of Business Administration,
Travel Industry Management, 1979
Director of Operations
Manager (445 rooms)
Assistant Hotel General Manager (630 rooms)
Hotel Executive Assistant Manager (530
Hotel Assistant Manager (445 rooms)
Acting Hotel Manager (150 rooms)
Hotel Assistant Manager (150 rooms)
Doctoral dissertation, "Faculty Perspectives of Satisfaction at the Large, Public, Research University" was a qualitative, case study of the factors that impact satisfaction and dissatisfaction of faculty. With the implications and conclusions, theories and approaches of leadership were presented as a way for administrators to better lead and transform higher education institutions. Research interests are in theories of leadership and motivation in higher education and the hospitality industry as well as the use of artifacts and art-informed methods in research.