Dr J.S.Perry Hobson is the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement at Taylor’s University in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, where he is also a Professor of Hospitality & Tourism. He has been the Editor-in-Chief of the SSCI-listed Journal of Vacation Marketing since 1999. He was the Head of the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Southern Cross University (SCU) in Australia from 2000-05, and is the former Director/CEO of the International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE), In his role as PVC for Global Engagement at Taylor’s University, he initiated and led the development of the university’s first Global Strategic Plan & Framework. In 2016 the Taylor’s University received QS 4-Stars overall, and QS 5-Stars for “Internationalisation” and was ranked 179th in the QS-Top Asian University rankings.
Dr. Perry has published his research in the prestigious academic journals in the hospitality and tourism, including Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education, Advances in Hospitality and Leisure, Journal of Vacation Marketing, Pacific Tourism Review, Asia-Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, He has a broad range of research interests, particularly in Investments, Corporate Finance, Market Microstructure, Investor Behavior, Market Efficiency, and Analyst Recommendations. His main research interests include: Tourism shopping, consumer behavior, student travel and hospitality and tourism education.