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Oklahoma State University

STACY TOMAS

STACY TOMAS

HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT
Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist

365 HUMAN SCIENCES
STILLWATER, OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-1336

stacy.tomas@okstate.edu

Education

  • Ph D, Texas A&M University, Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences, 2007
  • MS, Texas A&M University, Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences, 2000
  • BS, Texas A&M University, Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, 1997

Publications

  • N W Conner, C T Stripling, Stacy Tomas, D Fennewald, and B Foster. (2019). "Flipping an Agricultural Teaching Methods Course at a Non-Land Grant University". Starkville, MS: Journal of Human Sciences and Extension. (7), 3, 158-172. ISSN 2325-5226.
  • K Lee, D Blum, Li Miao, and Stacy Tomas. (2019). "The duality of a pastry chef’s creative process". Indianapolis, IN: Events and Tourism Review. (2), 1, 21-29. ISSN: 2577-056X.
  • Stacy Tomas, D Hildebrand, L Griffin, J Weber, P Beutler, and C Long. (2018). "Growing Farm to School at the Local School Level: A Guide for Child Nutrition Directors and Managers.". Publication Number L-467. Oklahoma State University Extension..
  • S Bae, Elisaveta Slevitch, and Stacy Tomas. (2018). "The effects of restaurant attributes on satisfaction and return patronage intentions: Evidence from solo diners’ experiences in the United States". Cogent Business & Management. (5), 1, 1-16.
  • K Siamionava, Elisaveta Slevitch, and Stacy Tomas. (2018). "Effects of Spatial Colors on Guests' Perceptions of Hotel Room.". International Journal of Hospitality Management,. (70), 85-94.
  • Stacy Tomas and M B Leffew. (2016). "Creating the Customer Experience: Tips for Agritourism Entrepreneurs.". Publication Number w 361. University of Tennessee Extension, Center for Profitable Agriculture..
  • K A Henderson, H Grappendorf, C Bruton, and Stacy Tomas. (2013). "The status of women in the parks and recreation profession.". World Leisure Journal. (55), 1, 58-71.
  • S Colucci, S R Rich, Stacy Tomas, J Carleo, S Komar, and B Schilling. (2012). "Using Social Media to Market Agritourism. Agricultural Publication AG-751-W. North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service,". North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC..
  • B Schilling, S Komar, J Carleo, S R Rich, Stacy Tomas, and S Colucci. (2011). "Marketing 101 for your agritourism business. Bulletin E337.". Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Rutgers University New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station..
  • S R Rich, S Komar, B Schillings, Stacy Tomas, J Carleo, and S Colucci. (2011). "Using Webinars for National Agritourism Education: A Case Study of Success". Journal of Extension (JOE),. (49), 6,
  • S R Rich, Stacy Tomas, S Colucci, S Komar, B Schilling, and J Carleo. (2010). "Agritourism: Opportunities for farm diversification.". Agricultural Publication AG-734-01. North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC..
  • W W Smith, A Canberg, S A Nadav, and Stacy Tomas. (2010). "Examining Corporate Sponsorship of Charitable Events in the Greater Charleston Area.". Event Management: An International Journal.. (14), 3,
  • S Komar, B Schilling, J Carleo, S Colucci, S R Rich, and Stacy Tomas. (2010). "Is an agritourism venture right for your farm? FS1131.". Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Rutgers University New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station..
  • W W Smith, S A Litvin, A Canberg, and Stacy Tomas. (2010). "Setting Parameters: Operational Budget Size and Allocation of Resources.". International Journal of Event and Festival Management..
  • Stacy Tomas and J L Crompton. (2004). "Repositioning Texas State Parks.". Journal of Park and Recreation Administration. (22), 1, 115 – 128.
  • Stacy Tomas, J L Crompton, and D Scott. (2003). "Assessing Service Quality and Benefits Sought Among Zoological Park Visitors.". Journal of Park and Recreation Administration. (21), 2, 105 – 124.
  • Stacy Tomas, D Scott, and J L Crompton. (2002). "An Investigation of the Relationships Between Service Quality, Satisfaction, and Intention to Visit Among Visitors to a Zoo.". Managing Leisure. (7), 239-250.

Presentations

  • Marketing Wines in Lesser Known Regions: A Comparison of Wineries in the South-Central US.
    Sustainable Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Conference
    National Extension Tourism (NET)
    Astoria, OR - October 2019
  • Food Waste: A Contemporary Issue For the Restaurant, Hospitality and Tourism Industry.
    International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators (ISTTE) Annual Conference
    International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators (ISTTE)
    Vancouver, Canada sailing to Alaska - September 2019
  • The Impacts of College Baseball Games on the Surrounding Wildlife and Environment.
    International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators (ISTTE) Annual Conference
    International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators (ISTTE)
    Vancouver, CA sailing to Alaska - September 2019
  • Planning Special Events at Your Agritourism Venue
    Agritourism Field Day
    Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Food and Forestry
    Caddo, OK - July 18 2019
  • Finding Affordable and Free Fun Things to do for Seniors in Oklahoma.
    Oklahoma Home Community Education (OHCE) Annual State Conference
    Oklahoma Home Community Education (OHCE)
    Oklahoma City, OK - July 8 2019
  • Trips on a Tankful
    Oklahoma Home Community Education (OHCE) Southeast District Meeting
    Oklahoma Home Community Education (OHCE)
    Broken Bow, OK - April 19 2019
  • Diversifying Your Agritourism Business
    Agritourism Field Day
    Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (ODAFF)
    Broken Bow, OK - April 3 2019
  • The duality of a pastry chef’s creative process.
    Central CHRIE Annual Conference
    Central CHRIE
    Indianapolis, IN - March 2019
  • Trips on a Tankful
    Oklahoma Home Community Education (OHCE) Southwest District Meeting
    Oklahoma Home Community Education (OHCE)
    Weatherford, OK - March 29 2019
  • Trips on a Tankful
    Oklahoma Home Community Education (OHCE) Northeast District Meeting
    Oklahoma Home Community Education (OHCE)
    Hulbert, OK - March 26 2019
  • Trips on a Tankful
    Oklahoma Home Community Education (OHCE) District Meeting
    Oklahoma Home Community Education (OHCE)
    Guymon, OK - March 23 2019
  • Connecting With Your Customers: Tips for Agritourism Entrepreneurs.
    Oklahoma Farmers Market and Agritourism Conference
    Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (ODAFF)
    Edmond, OK - February 28 2019
  • Is your Glove Box Prepared for an Emergency?
    Oklahoma Home Community Education (OHCE) District Meeting
    Oklahoma Home Community Education (OHCE)
    Tulsa, OK - January 23 2019
  • Barriers and facilitators of farm-to-table sourcing from agriproducers to restaurants: Case of Oklahoma, USA
    Annual Conference
    European Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education Conference
    Dublin, Ireland - 2018
  • Having It All Without Doing It All: An Identify Theory Approach to Upper Echelon Females in the Hospitality Industry
    Annual Conference
    APacCHRIE
    Guangzhou, China - 2018
  • Barriers and facilitators of farm-to-table sourcing from agriproducers to restaurants: Case of Oklahoma, USA
    Annual European Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education Conference (EuroCHRIE)
    EuroCHRIE
    Dublin, Ireland - November 2018
  • Diversifying Your Agritourism Business
    Agritourism Field Day
    Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (ODAFF)
    Tuttle, OK - November 14 2018
  • Working with Community Partners
    Oklahoma Service Learning Conference
    OSU College of Human Sciences
    Stillwater, OK - November 9 2018
  • Roam at Home: Staycation Opportunities in Oklahoma
    Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Administrative Support Specialists Training
    Oklahoma Cooperative Extension
    Stillwater, OK - October 24 2018
  • Roam at Home: Staycation Opportunities in Oklahoma
    Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Administrative Support Specialists Training
    Oklahoma Cooperative Extension
    Stillwater, OK - October 23 2018
  • Place-Based Economic Development and Tourism: Using Your Resources to Your Advantage.
    Red Carpet Country Annual Tourism Conference
    Red Carpet Country
    Woodward, OK - August 28 2018
  • Diversifying Your Agritourism Business
    Agritourism Field Day
    Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (ODAFF)
    Inola, OK - July 17 2018
  • Best Practices When Purchasing Local Produce
    Cooking for Kids State Conference
    Oklahoma State University/Cooperative Extension
    Stillwater, OK - July 16 2018
  • Take the Party Outside! Tips for Outdoor Entertaining
    Oklahoma Home Community Education (OHCE) Annual State Conference
    Oklahoma Home Community Education (OHCE)
    Oklahoma City, OK - July 9 2018
  • Having It All Without Doing It All: An Identify Theory Approach to Upper Echelon Females in the Hospitality Industry.
    Asia Pacific Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education Conference (APacCHRIE)
    APacCHRIE
    Guangzhou, China - May 2018
  • Quilt Trails and Customer Service
    Oklahoma Extension Association Family and Consumer Science (OEAFCS) Annual Meeting
    Oklahoma Cooperative Extension
    Oklahoma City, OK - April 25 2018
  • Roam at Home: Staycation Opportunities in Oklahoma
    Oklahoma Home Community Education (OHCE) Southwest District Meeting
    Oklahoma Home Community Education (OHCE)
    Pauls Valley, OK - April 6 2018
  • Roam at Home: Staycation Opportunities in Oklahoma
    Oklahoma Home Community Education (OHCE) Northwest District Meeting
    Oklahoma Home Community Education (OHCE)
    Langston, OK - March 16 2018
  • Farm but no Table? Creative Strategies to Engage in the Local Food Movement.
    Oklahoma Farmers Market and Agritourism Conference
    Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (ODAFF)
    Oklahoma City, OK - February 22 2018
  • A Quantitative Approach to Understanding Microbrewery Consumers.
    Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism
    Fort Worth, TX - January 2018
  • A Quantitative Approach to Understanding Microbrewery Consumers
    Annual Conference
    Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism
    Forth Worth, TX - January 5 2018
  • Increasing Customer Delight in Casino Hotels Through the Use of Tablets for Food Service
    Conference
    Central CHRIE
    Stillwater, OK - 2017
  • The Moderating Role of Suitable Accommodations on Perceptions of Tourism Development and Community Empowerment In Remote Local Communities
    Conference
    Central CHRIE
    Stillwater, OK - 2017
  • Evaluating the Effectiveness of an Employee Training Program for the Tourism Industry: A State Park System Case Study.
    Annual Conference
    International Society of Tourism and Travel Educator's
    Charleston, SC - October 16 2017
  • Documenting the Impact of an Agricultural Events Facility
    Bienneial Confrence
    National Extension Tourism
    Princeton, NJ - August 9 2017
  • Update on Limited Liability Statutes in Agritourism.
    Bienneial Confrence
    National Extension Tourism
    Princeton, NJ - August 9 2017
  • Applying Moderated Dummy Variable Ridge Regression Method for Identifying a Zoo's Quality Components
    Annual Conference
    International Society of Tourism and Travel Educator's
    Hangzhou, China - October 13 2016
  • Be a Tourist in Your Own Back Yard
    Annual Conference
    Oklahoma Home Community Education
    Oklahoma City, OK - July 2016
  • Farmers' Markets as a Next Destination: Implications for Millennials
    Annual Confrence
    International Society of Tourism and Travel Educator's
    Charlotte, NC - October 2015
  • Southern Style Hospitality
    Conference
    National Extension Tourism
    Galveston, TX - October 2015

Editorial and Review Activities

  • HTM PhD Program First Year Papers
    Ad Hoc Reviewer
    August 2019 - December 2019
  • International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators (ISTTE) Annual Conference
    Editor or Co-Editor
    February 2019 - September 2019
  • Invited Manuscript Reviewer
    March 2019 - July 2019
  • CentralCHRIE Conference Paper
    Invited Manuscript Reviewer
    January 2019

Awards and Honors

  • HTM Research Incentive Initiative (2019)
  • Best Working Paper Award (2019)
  • Best Paper Award (2019)

Contracts, Grants, and Sponsored Research

  • Hospitality Training For Wineries
    Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food & Forestry (ODAFF)
    March 2018 - May 2020
  • Building Tourism and Marketing Strategies for Oklahoma Wines
    Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food & Forestry (ODAFF)
    March 1 2017 - March 31 2019
  • Cooking for Kids: Culinary Training for School Nutrition Professionals
    Oklahoma Department of Education
    October 2018

Academic, Military, and Professional Positions

  • Oklahoma State University, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, January 2016
  • Tennessee Tech University, Assistant Professor, Agritourism, 2012 - 2015
  • North Carolina State University, Assistant Professor and Tourism Extension Specialist, 2008 - 2011
  • North Carolina State University, Tourism Extension Specialist and Instructor, 2003 - 2007
  • Texas A&M University, Research Associate, Graduate Assistant, 1997 - 2003

Courses Taught

  • HTM 3223 (3 Semesters)
  • HTM 4163 (1 Semester)
  • HTM 5000 (2 Semesters)
  • HTM 4183 (1 Semester)
  • HTM 4183/GR (1 Semester)

Non-Credit Instruction Taught

  • University of Oklahoma, March 15 2019