Niagara College welcomes Agnes M.K. Nowaczek as a professor in the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Administration.
Outside of academia, Agnes is an ecotourism consultant and the owner of an Eco-Travel company, Ecotours-by-Agnes. She has completed projects in Poland, Peru, Costa Rica and North America, and is a recipient of several research awards and grants. Agnes is currently pursuing several projects related to her earlier work on measuring ecotourist predispositions (Ecotourist Predisposition Scale) and ecotourist ethics (Ecotourist Ethics Scale), leading to the promotion and use of these instruments among the wider sectors of tourism and ecotourism, such as ecolodge operators, park managers, and travel agencies.
Throughout her academic studies interlinked with professional work activities, Agnes has acquired a wide range of expertise and is knowledgeable in ecotourism ethics, codes of conduct, product development and marketing, program design, policy planning, visitor management, environmental planning and guidelines, ecotourism evaluation, and environmental experiential education. She has served as the associate editor and reviewer of scholarly journals and books, and has published in peer-reviewed journals in the areas of tourism and ecotourism, as well as presented at several academic and professional conferences.
Agnes is based at the Niagara-on-the-Lake campus and can be reached at ext. 4289.