• WELCOME

    Welcome to the hub for my academic and social entrepreneurship initiatives. Outside of teaching and leadership roles, I am very engaged in a number of projects. In 2013 I launched Hospitalented to bring hospitality and tourism education to a more global audience. In 2019 I developed TeachingMVP, a platform that helps instructors get the help they need to teach at a higher level - specializing in online education. I am also a proud charter member and director of education for the Ghana Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Each trip I seek to distribute school supplies, textbooks and STEM Kits to schools.

     

    The following are upcoming projects I am involved with...

  • VOLUNTEERISM & PROJECTS

    These are things I am passionate about.

    Upcycling Fashion Contest

    During my next trip to Ghana I will host the inaugural 'Frankenstyle' contest where students will use second hand clothing to create unique pieces. This will give exposure to the millions of clothing items dumped into Ghana every week.

    Helping faculty improve online

    As a complement to the work that instructional designers and IT professionals provide faculty, I developed a number of workshops. Each one addresses specific skills to deliver better online courses.

    Education via MicroSD

    Most trips to Ghana include the distribution of 50-100 microSD chips loaded with tourism education videos and files. The 'HospiPods' require no internet and very little power, and can be passed on to others. The goal is to give those with less access to education a means for becoming tourism entrepreneurs.

    DEI Standards for organizations

    As one of the first board members, I helped to create certificate programs such as 'Certified by Travel Unity,' a set of standards that guide organizations to become more welcoming through the prism of DEI.

  • SCHOLARSHIP

    My research ranges from areas of hospitality and tourism, to best practices in online pedagogy. My interests go beyond my "day job" to include cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology, Web 3 / Metaverse, and fashion sustainability. I am excited by the intersections that lead to innovation.

    Hospitality & Tourism

    • Customer Service Master Class - International Customer Service Summit - Accra, Ghana - October 2022
    • The Yes Please Economy - International Customer Service Summit - Accra, Ghana - October 2022
    • Importance of Focused and Intense Skill Development - Inter Tourism Expo - Accra, Ghana - September 2021
    • Hospitality Infusion: Making hospitals more hospitable – Presented at GLOBE Conference – Istanbul, Turkey – October 2019
    • HTM Partnerships with High Schools – presented at GLOBE Conference in Istanbul, Turkey from Sep. 29-October 3, 2019
    • Respect for Tourism Jobs: Ghana, West Africa – presented at GLOBE Conference in Istanbul, Turkey from Sep. 29-October 3, 2019

    Cryptocurrencies & Metaverse

    • Web 3.0 Accra Panelist "Crypto Heroes" A discussion of ways in which cryptocurrencies have been championed in different industries. I focused on education and tourism. July 2022

    Online Learning

    • Video Killed the Radio Star? – presented at 2022 Southern Regional Faculty and Instructional Development Consortium (SRFIDC) annual meeting - Auburn, AL - March 2022
    • Working with OPMs to Deliver Relationship-Rich Education – presented at 2022 Southern Regional Faculty and Instructional Development Consortium (SRFIDC) annual meeting - Auburn, AL - March 2022
    • Creating Another Layer of Support for Faculty – presented at 2021 Southern Regional Faculty and Instructional Development Consortium (SRFIDC) annual meeting - March 2021
    • HyFlex: Good for students, Good for teachers? – presented at 2021 Southern Regional Faculty and Instructional Development Consortium (SRFIDC) annual meeting - March 2021
    • The Personality Tree: Being Yourself in Online Teaching – presented at 2020 Southern Regional Faculty and Instructional Development Consortium (SRFIDC) annual meeting, Spartanburg, SC - March 2020
    • Beyond Learning Objectives: The Fertilizer for Online Pedagogy – presented at 2020 Southern Regional Faculty and Instructional Development Consortium (SRFIDC) annual meeting, Spartanburg, SC - March 2020

    Social Entrepreneurship

    • The Path to Ghana: A curated guide for those committed to developing the tourism ecosystem of Ghana and other amazing countries – Based on my doctoral research and infusing what I've learned from other tourism economies around the world, I am writing a book for the tourism industry in Ghana. This is a project intended to improve the accessibility of Ghana for those that are unfamiliar. It is also a blueprint for tourism in developing countries and emerging nations.
  • Writing

    Here are a few writing samples.

  • COLLABORATE

    If you would like to collaborate somehow, please use the links to connect with me or send me an email. -- Damien L. Duchamp, Ed.D

    MEETINGS

    How can I help?

    If we should meet to discuss a problem of some kind, the quickest way to make that happen is to contact me via email above.

    INTERVIEWS

    Have a story to tell?

    I'm always looking to create good content for my students. Whether you come to class or we do the interview in a studio, this is where we start.

    RESEARCH

    What can we learn?

    I am interested in how hospitality and tourism can impact economies. I am also captivated by the use of audio in online learning.

  • College Readiness & Field Trips

    One of the things I enjoy doing is planning events and activities that help young people better understand the hospitality and tourism industry. Here are some highlights.

    TWA Hotel

    Reinventing an Iconic Structure

    Midtown Hospitality

    A visit to Rockefeller Center

    Union Square Hospitality Group

    Career Pathways for Hospitality

    Emma's Torch

    Empowering Refugees Through Culinary Education

    The ACC Tournament

    Sports Management Done Right

    Makers Roundtable

    Beverages & Condiments: Sharing the Special Sauce

    Lower Manhattan Hospitality

    Post 9-11 Hospitality

  • let's keep in touch...

    If you would like to be alerted when I have something to announce or share, provide your info below.

    @ProfDuchamp
    WhatsApp +19146216522
    212-300-6050
  • Social Feed

    This is a good reflection of what I am working on.

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