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Cristian Morosan receives Stowe Endowed Faculty Development award from K-State's College of Human Ecology

Thursday, November 30, 2006

MANHATTAN -- Cristian Morosan is the recipient of the 2006 Dean Barbara S. Stowe Endowed Faculty Development Fund Award from Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology.

Morosan is an assistant professor in the department of hotel, restaurant, institution management and dietetics.

He was selected for the award because of his intent to interact with experts in rural tourism, to develop collaboration with other universities and to encourage public policies that promote sustainable rural development through tourism, said Virginia Moxley, interim dean of the College of Human Ecology.

Morosan will be honored at the college's fall 2006 commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, in McCain Auditorium.

Before coming to K-State, Morosan was program director for information technology and tourism at the National Laboratory for Tourism and eCommerce at Temple University in Philadelphia. He earned his doctorate in foodservice lodging and management from Iowa State University, his master's in hotel, restaurant and institution management from Iowa State, and his bachelor's in tourism and services management from Stefan cel Mare University in Suceava, Romania.

Among his numerous publications is a co-written chapter in "Travel Destination Recommendation Systems: Behavioral Foundations and Applications," published in summer 2006 by CAB International. His areas of expertise include lodging management, tourism and Internet use, and agritourism.

The Dean Barbara S. Stowe Endowed Faculty Development Fund Award supports outstanding faculty in K-State's College of Human Ecology in their pursuit of professional growth. The award provides $1,000 to support expenses incurred during a professional development experience. The award is named for Barbara Spilker Stowe, who was the college's dean from 1983 to 1998.

This article was posted on Thursday, November 30, 2006, and is filed under Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health.