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Dr. Keith Debbage is a Professor in the Department of Geography and the Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism. His research interests include the economic geography of the tourist and airline industry, urban economic development, and city planning. Dr. Debbage is the author of over 70 research publications including various book chapters, contracted reports and academic journal articles. Dr. Debbage has received over 20 research grants and contracts totaling just under $1 million largely focused on urban economic development related issues. He has been quoted in Business Week, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. Dr. Debbage considers his most important contribution to be the more than seventy graduate students he has mentored and advised that have successfully completed their doctoral dissertations and/or master’s theses and developed productive careers in geography, tourism and related fields.