Nicole Davis | Animal Science Food Nutrition | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Nicole Davis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Practice, Animal Science Food and Nutrition

Nicole Davis

Office Phone: 618 | 453-7516
Building Location: Quigley Hall, Room 207-C

Dr. Davis is an early adopter of technology and works to integrate technology into the classroom when appropriate. She is an active member of the International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators, being elected to the Board of Directors in 2010. Dr. Davis has served on the SIU Distance Education Council since its inception in 2010 and has been instrumental in online curriculum development. 

Special Interests:

  • Social Media in Tourism
  • Education Technology
  • Distance Education, Destination Management and Marketing
  • Cultural and Heritage Tourism
  • Event Management 


  • HTEM 250 - Introduction to Professional Event Coordination
  • HTEM 255 - Trade Show Management
  • HTEM 302 - Dimensions of Tourism
  • HTEM 350 - Event Entertainment and Production
  • HTEM 351 - Destination Management
  • HTEM 355 - Sports Event Management
  • HTEM 400 - Senior Seminar
  • HTEM 435 - Hospitality Marketing Management
  • HTEM 445 - Sustainable Tourism Planning and Development
  • HTEM 450 - Event Marketing and Sponsorship
  • HTEM 455 - Event Risk Management and Safety
  • HTEM 465 - Convention Management and Services


  • PhD, Education, Southern Illinois University (2009)
  • MS, Workforce Education and Development, Southern Illinois University (2003)
  • BS, Marketing, Southern Illinois University (1996)

Recent Publications and Awards

  • President, International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators
  • Outstanding Teacher, Non-Tenure Track, College of Agricultural Sciences, 2011 Davis, N. L., Smith, S. (2011, October). Comparing student learning styles in traditional, blended, and online learning environments. Proceedings of the 2011 International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators Annual Conference, Miami, FL.
  • Davis, N. L., Rhodes, S. and Smith, S. (2011, March). Comparing Traditional, Blended, and Online
  • Learning in Tourism. Proceedings of the 2011 Sloan-C Blended Learning Conference and Workshop, Oak Brook, IL.
  • Smith, S., Davis, N. L., and Pike, J. (2010) Rural Tourism Development: A Case Study of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail in Southern Illinois. Journal of Extension. Journal of Extension, 48(5)
  • Davis, N. L. (2009, October). Factors Influencing Career Choice Among Tourism Administration Students. Proceedings of the 2009 International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators, San Antonio, TX.