Dr. Joseph D. Patoskie is an Associate Professor in the Travel Industry Management (TIM) program where he teaches courses on the subjects of tourism destination planning and marketing, resort development, and air transportation management. Prior to joining HPU, he spent several years on the U.S. Mainland as the Planning Director for the Village of Ruidoso, a mountain resort community in South-Central New Mexico. Previously in Hawaii, he served as the Market Research Manager for Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, a position he held for five years beginning in 1995. He worked for four years as an Assistant Researcher at the Center for Tourism Policy Studies, School of Travel Industry Management, University of Hawaii. He also has work experience in the airline industry, having been an analyst for American Airlines in Dallas, Texas early in his career.
Dr. Patoskie has directed a number of tourism planning projects, including a study on the evolution of Waikiki as an urban resort, a project sponsored by the Japan Travel Bureau Foundation which was completed in July, 1993. During the course of the project, Dr. Patoskie presented a paper on the subject to a World Tourism Organization (WTO) International Forum held in Mexico. He served as project director for a research project completed in December 1993 involving the development of a tourism master plan for the island state of Pohnpei, Federal States of Micronesia, and in June 1994 he completed a JTB Foundation study analyzing recent history of resort development on Hawaii’s Neighbor Islands. In December 1994, Dr. Patoskie helped direct an ecotourism feasibility study for the state of Hawaii, and presented part of this study at the World Conference for Sustainable Tourism Development held in the Canary Islands in April 1995. He also presented a paper on “Tourism Destination Life Cycles - Waikiki and Hawaii’s Neighbor Islands” at the Executive Tourism Strategic Forum in Nadi, Fiji in June 1999. Since then, he has maintained an active research program carrying out proprietary market analysis, forecasting, and reporting studies for various hotel and airline companies.
Dr. Patoskie received a B.S. in Environmental Science from Texas A&M University in 1984, a M.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas Tech University in 1985, and his Ph.D. in Land Use Planning, Management, and Design from Texas Tech University in 1990.