Dr Faith Samkange

Position: Senior Lecturer

College: College of Business

Department: Hotel, Resort and Spa Management

Subject area: Hospitality and Culinary Arts

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About

I am a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Hotel Management (Two Year) and BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management.

Teaching responsibilities

  • Module leader: Spa and Resort Management
  • Module leader: Managing Customer Expereinces
  • Module leader: Academci Studies
  • Module leader: Research Methods
  • Independent Studies
  • Module leader Operations and Project Management.

Professional interests

  • Hospitality Management research
  • Hospitality Management education.

Research interests

  • Information and Communication Technologies in Hospitlality Management
  • Technology in the teaching of Hospitality Management
  • Digital Research Methodologies
  • Technology and Economic Development Issues
  • Management and Gender Development Issues.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Editor JRM
  • Conference committee member ECRM
  • Conference paper reviewer ECRM
  • Journal editorial team:  ECRM
  • Conference Scientific Board: Tourism and Business Management Conference
  • Paper Reviewer: Tourism and Business Management Conference
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management Conference.

Qualifications

  • PhD Hospitality Management (University of Derby, Derby UK)
  • MA Human Ecology and Hospitality Management (Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • B.Ed. Teacher Education in Technical Subjects Home Economics (Unversity of Zimbabawe, Harare, Zimbabwe)
  • Higher Diploma in Home Economics Education (Gweru Teachers College , University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe).

Recent publications

Conference Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

  • Importation of Technologies, Strategic Development or Anathema to Development? London 2014
  • Digitally Wired: ICT Trends and Digital Methodologies ECRM: London 2014
  • Beyond The Glass Ceiling: A Gendered and Cultural Hospitality Management Discourse Based on Integrated Research Paradigms 2012, Portugal Algarve
  • Employability of International Graduates:  A Case Study of SHMS 2012, United Kingdom, Derby
  • Integrated Research Paradigm:  A Customised Research Process for interrogating Complex Technological Issues in the Hospitality Industry 2011, Caen, France
  • Beyond The Glass Ceiling: The Advancement of Women into Leadership Positions in the Zimbabwean Hospitality Industry 2012, United Kingdom, Bolton.

Publications: Journals and Books

  • Importation of Technologies, Strategic Development or Anathema to Development? JAABC 2014.
  • Digitally Wired: ICT Trends and Digital Methodologies 2014 European Journal of Research Methodology EJRM 2014
  • Beyond The Glass Ceiling: The Advancement of Women into Leadership Positions in the Zimbabwean Hospitality Industry Journal of Tourism and Management 2012.
  • Implementation and Utilisation of Information and Communication Technologies in Hotels: A Developing country Perspective, 2009
  • Life Skills Sexual Maturation and Sanitation 2004, Women’s Law Centre University of Zimbabwe.

Recent conferences

  • WEI Humanities and Business Management Harvard University, Boston, USA
  • European Conference on Research Methodology London, Kingston, UK
  • Business mnagagement Conference, London Unuted Kingdom
  • Tourism and Management Conference, Algarve, Portugal.

International experience

  • Midlands State University Zimbabwe
  • Mount Saint Vincent University Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Swiss Hotel Management School.

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