Dr. David J. Telfer (Interim Chair)

TREN Faculty Profiles

Dr. David J. Telfer (Interim Chair)



Contact information

Office: MC C-415
Tel. +1-905-688-5550 x.4100

Recent resume (PDF format)

Courses taught:

TREN 2P10: Heritage Tourism
TREN 3P10: Tourism Planning and Development
TREN 3P25: Global Issues in Tourism and the Environment
TREN 4P10: Themes in Tourism Development

Research Interests

  • linkages between tourism and development theory
  • rural tourism development

Selected publications and presentations

Telfer, D. J. (2009) Development Studies and Tourism, in M. Robinson and T. Jamal (eds.) Handbook of Tourism Studies, (pp. 146-165.) London: Sage Publications.

Telfer. D.J. and Sharpley, R. (2008) Tourism and Development in the Developing World. London: Routledge.

Hashimoto, A and Telfer D. (2008) "Chapter 15: From Sake to Sea Urchin: Food and Drink Festivals and Regional Identity in Japan.". In Hall, C.M. & Sharples, L. (Eds) Food and Wine Festivals and Events Around the World. Oxford: Butter-worth-Heinemann, pp.249-278.

Hashimoto, A. and Telfer, D. (2007) Geographic Representations Embedded within Souvenirs in Niagara: The Case of Geographically Displaced Authenticity. Tourism Geographies. 9(2), 191-217

Dr. David J. Telfer

My research focusses on the linkages between tourism and development theory, and rural tourism development. I am currently involved in an ongoing research project on Green Tourism in rural Japan.


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