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Annmarie Nicely

Associate Professor, White Lodging-J.W. Marriott, Jr. School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Lead Researcher, Visitor Harassment Research Unit

Areas of Expertise

  • Behavior modification in hospitality and tourism (in particular, exceptionalism and visitor harassment)

HHS Signature Research Area(s)

  • Sustainable Organizations and Thriving Communities


Dr. Nicely is an Associate Professor in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Purdue. Her primary area of research is behavioral issues in hospitality business and tourism communities. She is the founder and lead researcher of the Visitor Harassment Research Unit at Purdue.

Her work has been published in leading academic journals in hospitality and tourism business such as the Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management, Journal of Travel Research, International Journal of Hospitality Management, and International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. Her work has been presented at various academic conferences in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. While at Purdue she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses primarily in Human Resource Management and Lodging Management. Prior to joining academia, she worked in the hospitality industry at both the supervisory and management levels. And between 2006 and 2010 she was a frequent contributor to Jamaica’s Daily Gleaner newspaper bi-weekly feature magazine, Hospitality Jamaica.



  • PhD, 2009, Oklahoma State University


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Current Courses

  • HTM 18100 - Introduction to Lodging Management
  • HTM 64200 - Advanced Personnel Systems In Restaurants, Hotels, and Institutions

Selected Publications

  • Singh, S., Nicely, A., Day, J. and Cai, L. & (2022). Marketing messages for post-pandemic destination recovery- A Delphi study. Journal of Destination Marketing & Management. 23
  • Nicely, A. (2020). Minimizing the negative effects of visitor harassment: A look at Jamaica. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration.
  • Nicely, A. & Palakurthi, R. (2018). Organizational culture requirements for high levels of knowledge usage from learning activities among hotel managers. International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration. 19(1), 1-25
  • Nicely, A. & ^Mohd Ghazali, R. (2017). Mitigating aggressive small trade at tourist destinations through cognitive restructuring. International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration. 18(2), 171-194