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About Us

Our Mission

The Themed Experience & Attractions Academic Society exists to enhance communication between themed experience and attractions researchers and educators in order to create new knowledge, add to the body of work in the field and facilitate teaching and learning.

The TEAAS actively engages with the academic community through a scholarly journal, and academic symposium, a dedicated website and through social media.

Peter Weishar

Steering Committee Chair
Professor & Director of Themed Experience
University of Central Florida

Martin Lewison, Ph.D.

Symposium Chair
Associate Professor, Business Management
Farmingdale State College

Christian Rogers, Ph.D.

Communications Chair
Associate Professor & Director, Themed Entertainment Design
Purdue University

Kathryn Woodcock, Ph.D.

Journal Committee Chair
Professor & Director of THRILL LaboratoryToronto Metropolitan University

Ady Milman, Ph.D.

Steering Committee Member
Professor, Rosen College of Hospitality Management,
University of Central Florida

Shirley J. Saldamarco

Steering Committee Member
Faculty, Entertainment Technology Center
Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Lori Sipe, Ph.D.

Steering Committee Member
Associate Professor, Hospitality & Tourism Management
San Diego State