Professor Paris A. Tsartas is currently serving as the Rector of the University of the Aegean. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and a M.A. in Regional Development from Panteion University, and a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Piraeus. He teaches at the Department of Business Administration where he was twice elected as the Department Head (2001-2003, 2007-2009). He is the Director of the Laboratory for Tourism Research and Study (ETEM) at the Interdepartmental Program of Post Graduate Studies in Tourism Planning, Management and Policy of the University of the Aegean. He also teaches in a Thematic Section in Tourism at the Hellenic Open University where he acts as a Coordinator.
He is an active member of many professional societies and international organizations. He is a reviewer and a member of editorial boards of scientific journals of tourism. He is also the Editor in Chief of “Tourismos, an International Multidisciplinary Journal of Tourism”, as well as an editor of various international scientific journals. He has presented his research work in many international and Greek conferences and has also published scientific articles in various journals.
His research interests cover the areas of Tourism Development, Sociology of Tourism, Special and alternative forms of Tourism, Sustainable Tourism Development, Tourism Education, Tourism Employment, Tourism Marketing and Tourism Management.
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