Research that contributes to
improvement in education in the hospitality sector


Marco ten Hoor MBA , Academy Director Stenden Hotel Management School

Marco ten Hoor has been appointed by the Executive Board of NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences as Academy Director of Stenden Hotel Management School as of 1 November 2019. In this function he succeeds Craig Thompson, who is now leaving NHL Stenden after eight years.

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Dr. Elena Cavagnaro, Professor of Applied Sciences Sustainability in Hospitality and Tourism

Elena Cavagnaro was born in 1963 in Rome, Italy. She studied classical philosophy in Rome and Naples, and later at the VU University in Amsterdam. There, she got her doctoral degree in 1996. Her philosophical background turned out to be a good basis for her career at Stenden University.

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Dr. Sjoerd Gehrels, Professor of Applied Sciences in Innovation in Hospitality

What will be the future of hospitality? That is the key question being researched by the Innovation in Hospitality research group. The hospitality industry is an increasingly important source of income for countries, regions and cities, and provides many jobs. Hospitality is therefore an important phenomenon for the future.

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Dr. Erwin Losekoot, Professor of Applied Sciences in Hospitality Studies

Erwin Losekoot was born in Purmerend just north of Amsterdam, but has since then lived overseas. He travelled widely with his parents before completing a BA in Hotel and Catering Management at Strathclyde University's Scottish Hotel School in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Drs. Wichard Zwaal, Research lecturer
Research lecturer

Member of the Academy of International Hospitality Research. Together with Sjoerd Gehrels coordinating the lectorate Hospitality Management Studies. Responsible for the research line Hospitality Management Education.

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Drs. Tjeerd Zandberg, Research Lecturer
Research Lecturer

I’ve been working at Stenden for a long period, being involved in I wide array of projects and activities.

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Dr. Marte Rinck de Boer research lecturer

My background in the Geisteswissenschaften has a long lasting influence on my research interests and approach to qualitative research. Moreover, I consider myself a critical qualitative researcher.

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Regina van der Meer, Office Manager

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