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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Erin Tierney

Lecturer

Hospitality & Tourism Management

Education

PhD, University Ireland, Trinity College, 1996
MA, University College Dublin, 1991
BA, Manhattanville College, 1990

Professional Experience

Director of Sales, The Americas, Worldwide Events, 2012-Present
Director of Meetings & Incentives, Tumlare Corporation, 2011-2012
Director of Sales, The International Golf Club, 2010-2011
Convention Sales Manager, Greater Springfield CVB, 2008-2009
Director of Meetings & Incentives, Tumlare Corporation, 2006-2007
Director of Meetings & Incentives, Visit Denmark, 2003-2006

Academic Appointments

Adjunct Faculty Instructor of Online Management Courses, University of Massachusetts, 2011-Present
Lecturer, Dept. of Hospitality & Tourism, 09/2007-Present

Recent Honors / Awards

Outstanding Teacher Award Nomination, 2011-2012
Meeting Professionals International CT River Valley Chapter President, 2014/15
Meeting Professionals International CT River Valley President Elect, 2013/14
Meeting Professionals International CT River Valley Chapter VP Education, 2012/13
Meeting Professionals International CT River Valley Chapter VP Membership, 2011/12
Committee Member of Meeting Professional International Young Leader/Student Task Force, 2013/14 & 2014/15

Research Interests

Destination Management
Academic programs in Event Management
Student development in Event Management programs & professional organizations
Globalization of the meetings industry
Women's roles in Hospitality
Artist Management
Tour Management
Incentive programs
Coaching and developing staff
Managing technology focused youth

Teaching Interests

General
  • Sales Management
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Event Management
  • Convention & Meeting Management
  • Entertainment Management
  • Hotel Operations
  • Destination Management
  • Global Events
  • Festival Planning
  • Wedding Planning & Design
  • Personal Finance
  • Olympic Event Organization
  • Artist & Tour Management
  • Corporate Travel Management