Tourism and Hospitality

Emily Zider MPPM


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Academic Degrees

  • BA in Sociology, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
  • Masters in Policy, Planning and Management; University of Southern Maine


Emily teaches courses on Cultural Tourism and Group Tour Management. The intersection of education and travel has been the center of her career for the past decade plus. She has led cultural immersion programs to Italy, managed the US branch of a student travel company based in Chicago, taught ELL in Tennessee, and after moving to Maine, is captivated by the creative energy that permeates the tourism industry here. Additionally, Emily serves as USM's Coordinator of Education Abroad, working with students and faculty to expand and develop study abroad programming, including building short-term travel courses.