Dr. Roy A. Cook is Professor Emeritus, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado. He has written several books: Tourism: The Business of Hospitality and Travel (6th ed); Guide to Business Etiquette (2nd ed); The Source: A Guide to Academic Journals in Hospitality, Leisure, Tourism & Travel (3rd ed) and An Accidental Hotelier. He has authored well-over one hundred peer-reviewed articles, cases, and papers based on his extensive working experiences in the tourism and hospitality industry and research interests in the areas of strategic management, human resource management, communications and small business management. In addition to serving as past editor of Annual Advances in Business Cases, he has served on the editorial review boards of the Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism, Journal of Case Studies, Journal of Critical Incidents, the Business Case Journal, and the Journal of Business Strategies. He is a long-standing member of the International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators (served on the Board and as Secretary/Treasurer), Academy of Management and Society for Case Research (past president and Executive Director). Dr. Cook served as Associate Dean of the School of Business Administration at Fort Lewis College, the Director of the Colorado Center for Tourism Research, taught courses and consults in Tourism and Hospitality Management, Human Resource Management, Strategic Management and Small Business Management.
Roy is an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church and has served on and held leadership positions on numerous committees at the local and Presbytery levels. He has taught many church leadership training classes, Sunday school classes focused on exploring your faith, and faith-based hospital visitation. In addition, he has led caregiving support groups. When Roy isn't writing or revising books, posting devotionals, or working on philanthropic projects; you can find him outdoors enjoying the beauty of God's creation. He has one grown son.