Damien L. Duchamp grew up in France and the U.S., earning degrees from SUNY New Paltz, Clemson
University, and Gwynedd Mercy University. His doctoral research was focused on tourism in Africa, entitled
“Perceptions of the Hospitality and Tourism Industries by 18-24 Year Olds in Ghana, West Africa.”
Dr. Duchamp has worked in the hospitality and tourism industry for almost 30 years, specializing in event planning, lodging, travel planning, restaurant management and marketing. He has taught over 30 courses at a dozen different colleges in New York and Maryland within the United States.
In October of 2013 Dr. Duchamp founded Hospitalented.org, an entity focused on 'global hospitality education.'
The goal was to offer education and training to a larger audience - starting with Ghana. He has hosted countless tourism workshops, trainings, and is currently writing a book on tourism entrepreneurship.
When time permits, Dr. Duchamp works on global education and DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) projects through Hospitalented, Travel Unity.org, and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. His research is focused on the use of audio in online learning, and tourism entrepreneurship in developing countries like Ghana. Damien lives with his wife Sonja in Rochester, NY.
Learn more about Dr. Duchamp at profduchamp.com