Dr. David Baker

Associate Professor 

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Office: AWC J405

Phone: (615) 963-7152

Email: dmbaker@tnstate.edu




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Curriculum Vita


David Mc.A Baker, PhD. is an Associate Professor of Hospitality Management in the College of Business at Tennessee State University. He also served as an advisor to the Tourism Division of the nation of St.Kitts/Nevis from 2007 to 2014. Dr. Baker also does consulting work in the tourism field for the Islands of the Caribbean. Before assuming his current position, he worked as an Associate Professor and Assistant Professor of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Missouri, an Instructor at Eastern Illinois University and as a Resort Manager of the Frigate Bay Beach Hotel in the Caribbean Nation of St. Kitts/Nevis.


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Academic Credentials

Dr. Baker holds a PhD in Workforce Education & Development from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale USA, MS in Hotel & Foodservice Management from FIU-Miami and a B.Sc. In Hotel Management from UWI.

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Dr. Baker has about 20 publications in academic journals and his current research interests include cruise tourism, students learning styles and hospitality employees’ job satisfaction. 


Baker, D. (2015). Tourism and the Health Effects of Infectious Diseases: Are There Potential Risks? International Journal of Safety & Security in Hospitality & Tourism. Vol. 12(1)., 41-59

Baker, D. (2015). Tourism and Terrorism: Terrorists Threat to Commercial Aviation Safety & Security. International Journal of Safety & Security in Hospitality & Tourism. Vol. 12(1)., 21-40

Baker, D. (2014). Exploring Cruise Passengers Demographics, Experience and Satisfaction with Cruising the Western Caribbean.  International Journal of Tourism & Hospitality Reviews. Vol. 1. (1)., 33-43

Baker, D. (2014). The effects of Terrorism of the Travel & Tourism Industry.  International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage. Vol. 2.(1)., 58-67

Baker, D. (2014). “Low-Cost Airlines” Management Model and Customer Satisfaction.  International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management. Vol.2.(9)., 1-17.

Baker, D., & Stockton, S. (2014). Tourism and Crime in America: A Preliminary Assessment of the Relationship between the Number of Tourists and Crime in two Major American Tourist Cities. International Journal of Safety and Security in Tourism & Hospitality. Vol. 1. No 5., 1-25.

Baker, D., & Stockton, S. (2013). Caribbean Cruise Tourism: Issues, Challenges and Sustainability.  Studies of Organisational Management & Sustainability Journal. Vol.1, No 2., 79-97.

Stockton, S., & Baker, D. (2013). Obesity Etiology: Examination of Fast Food Eating among College Students. Journal of Aging Sciences. Vol 2 No 1., 1- 6

Baker D., Nelson E., VanSchenkhof M., & Rogers S. (2013). Burning Bridges at the Restaurant: Should I be honest in my exit interview? Journal of Critical Incidence. Vol. 6, No 1., 18, 78-81.

Baker, D. (2013). Service Quality and Customer Satisfaction in the Airline Industry: Comparison between Legacy and Low-Cost Airlines. American Journal of Tourism Research. Vol. 2, No 1., 67-77.

Baker, D., & Stockton, S. (2013). Smooth Sailing! Cruise Passengers Demographics and Health Perceptions while Cruising the Eastern Caribbean. International Journal of Business & Social Science. Vol. 4, No 7, 7-17

Baker, D. (2013). Cruise Passengers Perceptions of Safety and Security while Cruising the Western Caribbean. Revista Rosa dos Ventos Journal. Vol. 5, No 1, 140-154.

Baker, D.(2013). Understanding the Economic Impact of Tourism in the Asian Pacific Region using the Tourism Satellite Account. ASEAN Journal of Hospitality & Tourism. Vol. 12, No 1, 1-15.

Stockton, S., & Baker, D. (2013). Perceptions of Fast Food Restaurant Menu Items on Health. American Journal of Health Education. Vol. 44, No 2, 74-80.

Baker, D., & Stockton, S. (2012). An Exploration of Health Science and Nursing Students’ Knowledge and Behaviors Related to Alcohol: A Preliminary Investigation. The Internet Journal of Allied health Sciences and Practice. Vol. 10, No 4, 1-11.

Kauffman K., Nelson E., Baker D., Hammond D.(2012). Scenes from a Restaurant: The Challenge of being Manager and Friend. Journal of Critical Incidence. Vol. 5, No 1, 22, 86-88.

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