Frederic obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon (USA). He then worked as a Professor in the School of Hotel Restaurant and Tourism Administration at the University of New Orleans. After over 15 years in the USA, where he also worked as Research Director of The Olinger Group, a full service marketing research firm, he joined SKEMA Business School in 2001 to create and develop on the French Riviera the Center for Tourism Management and award-winning Master programs in tourism, event, and hospitality management. Frederic joined Ryerson University in 2015.
Frederic has published numerous tourism-related research articles and has co-authored one book (in French) on hospitality management and another one on tourism in Russia. His research has been published in Annals of Tourism Research, the Journal of Travel Research, or the Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing, among others.
He has contributed as a guest lecturer or as a consultant to universities, private companies, and national or regional tourism organizations in Canada, France, the USA, and other countries in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Frederic is a past President of the Travel and Tourism Research Association Europe.
|Research & Professional Contributions|
Peer-reviewed journal articles
Books and Journal Special Issues
Chapters in Scholarly Books
His teaching expertise is in marketing, consumer behavior, and service design.
Frederic was inducted as a Fellow for the Ontario Hostelry Institute in 2017. He was elected to the International Academy for the Study of Tourism in 2013. Frederic received the Harrison McCain Foundation Research Professor Award at the University of New Brunswick, Canada in 2010.