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Oklahoma State University

Stacy Tomas

Stacy Tomas

Assistant Professor

383 Human Sciences
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-1336
Fax: 405-744-6299

stacy.tomas@okstate.edu

Education

Degree Institution Area of Study
Ph.D. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences
M.S. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences
B.S. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences

Expertise

Rural/Sustainable Tourism Development and Marketing; Tourism Marketing and Consumer Behavior

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Henderson, K. A., Grappendorf, H., Bruton, C., & Tomas, S. (2013). The status of women in the parks and recreation profession. World Leisure Journal, 55(1), 58-71.
  • Colucci, S., Rich, S. R., Tomas, S. R., Carleo, J., Komar, S., & Schilling, B. (2012). Using Social Media to Market Agritourism. Agricultural Publication AG-751-W. North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. 9 pp.
  • Schilling, B., Komar, S., Carleo, J., Rich, S. R., Tomas, S. R., & Colucci, S. (2011). Marketing 101 for your agritourism business. Bulletin E337. Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Rutgers University New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. 6 pp.
  • Rich, S. R., Komar, S., Schillings, B., Tomas, S. R., Carleo, J., & Colucci, S. (2011). Using Webinars for National Agritourism Education: A Case Study of Success. Journal of Extension (JOE), 49 (6), 6FEA4.
  • Smith, W.W., Litvin, S.A., Canberg A., & Tomas, S. R. (2010). Setting Parameters: Operational Budget Size and Allocation of Resources. International Journal of Event and Festival Management.
  • Smith, W.W., Canberg A., Nadav, S.A., & Tomas, S. R. (2010). Examining Corporate Sponsorship of Charitable Events in the Greater Charleston Area. Event Management: An International Journal. 14(3).
  • Rich, S. R., Tomas, S. R., Colucci, S., Komar, S., Schilling, B., & Carleo, J. (2010). Agritourism: Opportunities for farm diversification. Agricultural Publication AG-734-01. North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. 4 pp.
  • Komar, S., Schilling, B., Carleo, J., Colucci, S., Rich, S. R., & Tomas, S. (2010). Is an agritourism venture right for your farm? FS1131. Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Rutgers University New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • Tomas, S. R. and Crompton, J. L. (2004) Repositioning Texas State Parks. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 22(1), 115 – 128.
  • Tomas, S. R., Crompton, J. L., and Scott, D. (2003) Assessing Service Quality and Benefits Sought Among Zoological Park Visitors. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 21(2), 105 – 124.
  • Tomas, S. R., Scott, D. and Crompton, J. L. (2002) An Investigation of the Relationships Between Service Quality, Satisfaction, and Intention to Visit Among Visitors to a Zoo. Managing Leisure, 7, 239-250.

Courses Taught

Agritourism Development and Promotion (TN Tech University) AGBE 2010: World Food and Society (TN Tech University) ATOU  2100
Ag and Heritage Based Tourism (TN Tech University) ATOU  3020
Direct Marketing for Ag and Human Ecology (TN Tech University) ATOU  4100
Sustainable Tourism as Economic and Community Development (TN Tech University) ATOU  4200
International Travel and Tourism HRAD  3223
Conference and Meeting Planning HRAD  4983
Commercial Recreation and Tourism Management (NC State University) PRT  220
Niche Tourism as Sustainable Community Development (NC State University PRT  595

Awards & Recognition

  • Outstanding Faculty of the Year (2014-2015), School of Agriculture, TN Tech University
  • Quality Enhancement Program Award for Excellence in Innovative Instruction (2014-2015), TN Tech University
  • Quality Enhancement Program Award for Excellence in Innovative Instruction (2012-2013), TN Tech University
  • Special Specialist Award (2010), NC Association of Cooperative Extension Specialists
  • Outstanding Extension Service Award (2007), NC State University

Grants

  • Tomas, S. R. (PI). Cummins Falls State Park and TTU Agritourism Collaboration. (Jan 2015-April 2015). TTU Quality Enhancement Plan Grant. ($4,500).
  • Tomas, S. R. (PI). Agritourism as a Tool for Rural Economic Development. (July 2014-June 2015). USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant. ($8,000).
  • Bruch, M., Tomas, S. R. (Co-PI), and Pepper, H. Cultivating Tennessee Agritourism Through Risk Management Education. (May 2013-April 2014). Southern Risk Management Education Center. ($39,953).
  • Tomas, S. R. (PI). North Carolina Zoo Visitor Study. (January 2011-January 2012). NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources. ($59,941).
  • Tomas, S. R. (PI) and Rich, S. Increasing On-Farm Sustainability Through Agritourism Research: An Examination of Agritourism Visitors, Farms and Marketing Strategies. (2010-2011). Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education. ($15,000).
  • Tomas, S. R. (PI) & Ashcraft, D. The North Carolina Birding Trail Initiative: Economic Development, Environmental Education and Conservation
  • A Continuation. (2006-2007). Golden LEAF Foundation. ($100,000).
  • Tomas, S. R. (PI) & Ashcraft, D. The North Carolina Birding Trail Initiative: Economic Development, Environmental Education and Conservation. (2005-2006). Golden LEAF Foundation. ($94,000).

Professional Memberships

  • International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators (ISTTE), 2009-present
  • National Agritourism Professionals Assocation, 2013 - present

Service

  • Board of Directors, International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators (ISTTE)(2013-present)
  • Design Team, National Extension Tourism (NET)(2012-present)
  • Conference Papers and Presentations Committee Chair, International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators (ISTTE) (2015-present)
  • Tennessee Watchable Wildlife Steering Committee, member, 2013-2014
  • Tennessee Agritourism Association Steering Committee, member, 2012-2014
  • North Carolina Birding Trail Steering Committee, member, 2003-2011
  • NC Hospitality Training Program, Steering Committee, Chair, 2006-2011
  • North Carolina Paddle Trails Association, advisory board member, 2003-2006