• Current Program: M.S. Architecture Studies   
  • Ph.D.  University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Major Area of Study: Hospitality Administration; Tourism
  • M.H.A.  University of Nevada, Las Vegas- Singapore,  Major Area of Study: Hospitality Administration
  • B.I.A. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Major Area of Study: Interior Architecture


Suess, C., Woosnam, K., Mody, M. & Dogru, D. & Sirakaya, E. (2020) Understanding Residents’ Emotions towards Airbnb and their Influence on Perceived Community Well-being and Personal Quality of Life. Journal of Travel Research (In Press)
Suess, C., Woosnam, K., & Erul., E.# (2020) Stranger Danger: Understanding the moderating effects of children in the household on residents’ emotional solidarity with visitors, sense of feeling safe and Airbnb host advocacy. Tourism Management (In Press)
Dogru, D., Mody, M., Suess, C., Line, N. & Bonn, M. (2020) Airbnb 2.0: Is it a sharing economy platform or a lodging corporation? Tourism Management (In Press)

Dogru, T. Mody, M., Suess, C., McGinley, S. & Line, N. (2020) The Airbnb paradox: Positive employment effects in the hospitality industry Tourism Management (In Press)  

Dogru, T. Suess, C., & Sirakaya, E. (2020) Why do some countries perform better than others: Global competitiveness of tourism development. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research (In Press)  

Bulut, U., Kocak, E., & Suess, C. (2020) The effect of freedom on international tourism demand: theory and empirical evidence from top 8 most visited countries. Tourism Economics (In Press)
Mody, M., Suess, C., & Dogru, D. (2019) Restorative Servicescapes: The Influence of Hotel-like Attributes on Patients’ Well-being: Examining the Moderating Effects of Physical and Mental Wellbeing. Cornell Quarterly (In Press)
Dogru, T., Mody, M., & Suess, C. (2019). Adding evidence to the debate: Quantifying Airbnb's disruptive impact on ten key hotel markets. Tourism Management72, 27-38.
Dogru, T., Marchio, E.,# Bulut, U., & Suess, C. (2019). Climate change: Vulnerability and resilience of tourism and the entire economy. Tourism Management72, 292-305.
Kenningham, T. Hildebrand, Bas. Zeya, F., Jang, J. Suess, C. & Wu, L. (2019). Creating innovation that drives authenticity. Journal of Service Management
Mody, M., Suess, C., & Lehto, X. (2019). Using segmentation to compete in the age of the sharing economy: Testing a core-periphery framework. International Journal of Hospitality Management78, 199-213.
Mody, M., Suess, C., & Dogru, T. (2019). Not in my backyard? Is the anti-Airbnb discourse truly warranted?. Annals of Tourism Research74(C), 198-203.
Mody, M., Suess, C., & Lehto, X. (2019). Going back to its roots: can hospitableness provide hotels competitive advantage over the sharing economy? International Journal of Hospitality Management76, 286-298.
Suess, C., Baloglu, S.*, & Busser, J. A. (2018). Perceived impacts of medical tourism development on community wellbeing. Tourism Management69, 232-245.
Suess, C., & Mody, M. A. (2018). Hotel-like hospital rooms’ impact on patient well-being and willingness to pay: An examination using the theory of supportive design. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management30(10), 3006-3025.
Suess, C., & Mody, M. (2018). The influence of hospitable design and service on patient responses. The Service Industries Journal38(1-2), 127-147.
Mody, M. A., Suess, C., & Lehto, X. (2017). The accommodation experiencescape: a comparative assessment of hotels and Airbnb. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management29(9), 2377- 2404.
Suess, C., & Mody, M. (2017). Hospitality healthscapes: A conjoint analysis approach to understanding patient responses to hotel-like hospital rooms. International Journal of Hospitality Management61, 59-72.

Suess, C., & Mody, M. (2016). Gaming can be sustainable too! Using Social Representation Theory to examine the moderating effects of tourism diversification on residents' tax paying behavior. Tourism Management56, 20-39.

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