Alumna Heather Duplaisir recognized for teaching by San Jose State
Heather Duplaisir (M.S., Recreation, Parks & Tourism, ’14), a lecturer at San Jose State University, was awarded the College of Health and Human Sciences Early Career Teaching Award by San Jose State University on March 19. Duplaisir has been teaching in the Department of Public Health and Recreation since 2019.
Duplaisir graduated with a Master of Science in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism from San Francisco State University in 2014. During her tenure at SF State, her main research focus was socially responsible tourism. In collaboration with AltruVistas and Amazon Watch, Duplaisir conducted a research project in Ecuador. The results of Duplaisir’s applied research project were published in the Journal of Tourism and Leisure Studies. The article received the International Award for Excellence for Volume 3 of the Journal of Tourism and Leisure Studies, 2019, from the Common Ground Research Networks.
After her graduation, Duplaisir continued her scholarly work. She co-published a textbook, “The Good Company: Sustainability in Hospitality, Tourism, and Wine” (Business Expert Press, 2015) and has presented on sustainable tourism at numerous national and international tourism conferences.