Welcome to the hub for my academic and social entrepreneurship initiatives. The bulk of my time is spent as an academic or college administrator - currently as professor and chair for a hospitality & tourism program in NYC. A portion of my time is dedicated to being the executive director for Hospitalented, an organization committed to fostering global hospitality education. 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
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.
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.
What can we learn?
I am captivated by hospitality and tourism and the impact it can have on different economies. Let's work on something together.
CLASSES & COURSES
Over the last 20+ years I have taught over 30 courses focused on hospitality, tourism, marketing, leadership and education - many of which I have designed from scratch or reimagined. I have also developed curricula for institutes and organizations. Here is an example of one of my modules and my teaching style.
SO YOU WANT TO BE A CONCIERGE?
Fun spin on a classic profession...
These are projects I am passionate about.
The HospiGo Project
Education via MicroSD
When I visit Ghana I distribute 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.
The Path to Ghana
There's a better way...
Based on my doctoral research, I am writing a book about 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.
The Ghana Alliance
We can achieve more together.
This project is intended to align those determined to improve Ghana as a whole. The website is a platform for B2B growth and development, helping service providers to connect with tour operators.
Summer 2020 Projects...
Conferences and Publications...
Where you might find my work, and when.