Amanda K. Cecil, Ph.D., CMP is a professor and the director of graduate programs in the Department of Tourism, Event, and Sport Management. Cecil teaches several courses in event management and business travel. Cecil’s professional career started as an event planner prior to joining the school as a faculty member. She has published in many tourism journals, including The Journal of Convention and Event Tourism, The Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism, and The Journal of Sustainable Development. She serves as the managing editor for JCET. Cecil has been awarded the 2012 PCMA Foundation’s Educator Honoree, 2012 MPI “Member of the Year” RISE Award, 2011 Indiana Trustees’ Teaching Award, 2010 MPI Chairwoman’s Award, the 2010 MPI Indiana Chapter President’s Award, the 2006 PCMA “Educator of the Year,” and was named to the 2008 Indiana Chapter of MPI’s Hall of Fame. She received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Indiana University, her Master of Arts in Sport Management from The Ohio State University, and her doctorate in Leisure Science from Indiana University.