Hiran Roy

Hiran Roy

Senior Lecturer
International School of Hospitality, Sports, and Tourism Management



  • Tourism Destination Management
  • Current Concepts of Leadership
  • Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • Research Methodology I
  • Developing a Sustainability Mindset in Hospitality & Tourism
  • Special Project/Thesis
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Lodging Management/Revenue Management
  • Nutrition/Sanitation and Safety
  • History and Culture of Food
  • Sustainability and Ecotourism
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Current Issues in Food Service


  • Sustainable local food systems
  • Local food & wine marketing
  • Destination management and branding
  • City branding through food.
  • Luxury branding (Hospitality, Food, and Wine)
  • Sustainable tourism management
  • Sustainability
  • Gastronomy
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Employee well-being


  • PhD, Management, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • MBA, Business Administration, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • BA, Bachelor of Arts, University of Calcutta, India
  • Hotel Management (Diploma), Institute of Hotel Management, Calcutta, India
  • PIDP (Diploma in Teaching), Vancouver Community College, Vancouver, Canada
  • CCC (Certified Chef de Cuisine), The Canadian Culinary Institute (CCI), Canada

Academic Profile

Dr. Hiran Roy is a Senior Lecturer at the International School of Hospitality, Sports, and Tourism Management at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Hiran Roy holds a Ph.D. in Management (B2B Marketing) from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. Prior to joining academia, he worked extensively (over 26 years) in the hospitality business industry as an Executive Chef with branded hotels on different continents. He has completed his MBA from the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Hiran is also the recipient of the New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan, considered among the most prestigious awards in the world for his Ph.D. program.

His research interests are interdisciplinary in nature to solve societal and business issues. His current research interests include consumer behavior, sustainable tourism, destination management, sustainable local food systems, local food marketing, city branding through food, hospitality luxury branding, gastronomy, Corporate social responsibility, employee wellbeing, and sustainability. Dr. Roy’s work has been published in a variety of book chapters such as Routledge, Elsevier, and Emerald Springer Nature, and Channel View Publications and prestigious leading academic journals including International Marketing Reviews, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Journal of Destination Marketing and Management, Journal of Foodservice Business Research, International Journal of Tourism Cities, Tourism Recreational Research, Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Anatolia-International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research, and Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality and Tourism. He has presented his research findings in international conferences. He supervises post-graduate students for their research projects.

He is also a co-editor of the book: Tourism Destination Management in a Post-Pandemic Context: Global Issues and Destination Management Solutions (Emerald), and a lead guest editor for special issue papers for the Journal of Foodservice Business Research and Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality & Tourism. In 2021, he was awarded the best faculty for “Excellence in research (2020-2021)” for outstanding achievements in research from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Vancouver Campus. He is in editorial board member of several leading journals such as Global Scholars of Marketing Science, Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality and Tourism, Frontiers in Sustainable Tourism (Behaviors and Behavior Change in Tourism), Journal of Foodservice Business Research, Business Growth Insights, and Tourism and Hospitality.

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