Dr. Jack Samuels

Professor | Hospitality and Tourism | Feliciano School of Business
Location: 584
Telephone: 973-655-7073
Email: samuelsj@montclair.edu

Biography

Dr. Samuels is the most published author in the Theme Park and Attractions trade press from the academic sector with over 200 articles published in the last 20 years. He has been a pioneer in the integration of educationist the Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism Industries.

Expertise

General Management, Marketing, Crowd Management and Safety, Events, Sports and Entertainment Management and Marketing, Travel and Tourism, Theme Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Hospitality facilities management, ski areas, cruise ships, Customer Service, Market Research and Analysis, Tourism Planning and Development and other topics relating to the Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism Industries

Education

  • MBA, Marketing, Montclair State University
  • Other, M.Ed., Commercial Recreation and Student Development, Temple University
  • Other, Ed.D., Commercial Recreation and Tourism, 1982, Temple University
  • Other, Recreation Administration/Recreation Education, 1973, SUNY, Cortland

Professional Experience

  • President, The Fun Doctors. (January 2000 - Current).
  • Experiential learning coordinator and program coordinator, Montclair State University. (September 1982 - Current).
  • President, Tourism and Leisure Consultants. (January 1982 - Current).
  • Contributing Consultant, National Forensic Consultants, Hudson International, and Other Expert Service Firms. (August 1979 - Current).
  • ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, BERGEN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE. (March 2011 - March 2013).

Consulting

  • Other, Riviera Maya Restaurants, Northern New Jersey/Rockaway/Sussex County. (March 2014 - Present). Provide various marketing studies and management advice for a small chain of Mexican Restaurants. Compensated via barter.
  • Management Consulting, THE FUNPLEXES OF NEW JERSEY, EAST HANOVER AND SOUTH JERSEY. (May 2013 - Present). I provide a variety of management and marketing services to these facilities. Did it Pro Bono for many years, but am now on a small retainer.
  • Training/Education, BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE/MEADOWLANDS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, BERGEN COUNTRY NEW JERSEY. (January 2013 - Present). Served as key academic consultant and developer of the Warm Welcome Super Bowl training program.
  • Other, Party City, Rockaway, NJ. (April 2012 - Present). Initiated project with Party City regarding Events Centers in their stores. Students will initially operate these as interns in their stores. A class project for ideas for this is being conducted currently.
  • Management Consulting, Sunels Group International, Little Falls, New Jersey. (January 2011 - Present). I serve as an occasional consultant for Tourism Marketing, Management and Development for this company.
  • Litigation Expert Consultant/Support, NATIONAL FORENSIC CONSULTANTS, NEW JERSEY AND PA.. (January 1992 - Present). General Information: leisure - safety. Golf cart ran over defendant's head, alleging poor golf course design. expertise on sight
  • Litigation Expert Consultant/Support, S.T. HUDSON INTENATIONAL, VARIOUS/NATIONAL. (January 1981 - Present). I serve as an expert witness and write numerous analytical reports, conduct site visits, etc. regarding safety management in the Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism Fields. This year I have taken on approximately 10 new cases.
  • Management Consulting, WALT DISNEY COMPANY, LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL. (January 1982 - January 2018). Served on the Disney College Program Advisory Board for two years and have served as an educational consultant to the College Program via various meetings, etc. for 32 years.
  • Other, CONEY ISLAND/ZAMPERLA INC., CONEY ISLAND, NYC. (January 2012 - February 2016). Provided various management and marketing consultations for trade of services for students.
  • Management Consulting, Bergen Country Government, Hackensack, NJ. (September 2013 - September 2015). Appointed to the Bergen County Tourism Board. Major contributions to tourism improvement in Bergen Country.
  • Litigation Expert Consultant/Support, Maury's Piers, Wildwood, NJ. (March 2014 - March 2014). Provided consultation on a variety of pending litigations for Maury's Piers.
  • Other, TeenTravelTalk, Montclair. (January 2010 - January 2014). Have been giving advice to Luisa Frey owner for over two years. She runs a teen travel site and is also the person responsible for our student sponsored travel show in Dec.2012
  • Training/Education, HAINAN PROVINCE, P.R.C.-SUSTAINABLE TOURISM TRAINING, TOTOWA, NJ. (August 2013 - September 2013). DEVELOPED AND TAUGHT SIGNIFICANT PART OF TOURISM RELATED TRAINING PROGRAM IN ECO AND SUSTAINABLE TOURISM FOR THE PROVINCIAL VISITING DELEGATION
  • Other, FUNPLEX FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CENTERS, E. HANOVER AND SOUTH JERSEY/XANADU. (January 1999 - May 2013). Continually consulting and research. Pro Bono and some paid by barter. This year conducted specific general research on Day Camp Programs, Game Room Operations and provided general management and marketing advice throughout the period.
  • Management Consulting, Shandong Province China, New Jersey. (May 2011 - August 2011). Organized stateside conference for a delegation from Shandong Province in China on tourism development, marketing, etc. Developed two of the program sessions as well.
  • Management Consulting, ANHUI PROVINCE CHINA, ANHUIS PROVINCE CHINA. (January 2011 - May 2011). Developed entire week long program of tourism consulting including attractions, hotels, etc. for Anhui Province. Recruited instructors and coordinated entire one week educational program. Program received television coverage in China.

Honors and Awards

  • Dedication of Journal Issue , Visions in Leisure and Business. (April 2020).
  • SUNY Music Commerative Project , SUNY Cortland. (January 2019).
  • Holger Peterson Award , United States Collegiate Snowsports Association.
  • Walt Disney College Program Advisory Board First Emeritus Faculty Member , Walt Disney World.
  • Walt Disney World Faculty Scholar , Walt Disney.
  • Honorary Citizen of Walt Disney World , Walt Disney.
  • Eagle Scout , Boy Scouts of America. (May 1968).

Research

  • Analysis of sponsor fees in conjunction with the Wasserman Companies in NYC.
  • Currently writing an article about Covid for Journal "Visions in Leisure and Business"<br><br>
  • Ebay Book
  • Ebay Leisure Habits
  • Influences of Marijuana Legalization on Tourism
  • Leisure and Alcohol Consumption Behavior in College Students
  • Merchandising in the Sports Industry
  • Safety Behavior in Theme Parks
  • Safety Management Manuscript

Refereed Published Articles

  • Samuels, J. (2020). : "How About Leisurizing the Shopping Experience". Visions in Leisure and Business, VOL. 22 (1), pp. 15 PAGES.
  • Samuels, J. (2009). An Analysis of International Internship Programs Based on the Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism Industries and Directions and Ideas for Future Research. Journal of Business, Industry and Economics, 13
  • Samuels, J. (2009). Implications and operations of international internship/work experience programs in the leisure and tourism industries. International Journal of Global Business and Economics, 2 (3), pp. 83-89.

Books & Chapters Published

  • Samuels, J. (2007). An introduction to safety management in the recreation, tourism and hospitality mega-industry. : edision.

Published Proceedings

  • Samuels, J. (2013). AN INITIAL INVESTIGATION INTO CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS WITH A FOCUS ON THE HOSPITALITY, LEISURE AND TOURISM INDUSTRIES. RUSTON, LA: IABPAD. Refereed
  • Samuels, J. A Comparison of Two Operating Leisure Oriented Mega-Malls and the Xanadu Project: Looking into the Chrystal Ball. : SOBIE.
  • Samuels, J. (2009). An analysis of international internship programs based on the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries. Sandestin, Florida: Society of Business, Industry and Economics.