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Mojtaba Shahvali 

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
• PhD student, Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management (RPTM), Pennsylvania State University 
Advisor: Dr. Deb Kerstetter; developing dissertation topic: Travel and flourishing 
Research Interest: Tourism and Positive Psychology
• Master of Arts in Tourism Management, Specialization: Tourism Development Planning; 
Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran (2011)
• Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Language
        Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran (2009)

PUBLICATIONS 
• Shahvali, M., Beesley, L. G., Rahimi, R., & Shahvali, R.  (in press). Measuring empathy within hotel employees. Anatolia: An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research. doi: 10.1080/13032917.2015.1114956
• Dattilo, J., & Shahvali, M. (forthcoming, 2016). Therapeutic use of play. In J. Dattilo & A. McKenney (Eds.), Facilitation techniques in therapeutic recreation. State College, PA: Venture Publishing.
• Iarmolenko, S., Kerstetter, D. & Shahvali, M. M. (forthcoming, 2016). Away but Together: A collective narrative of Ukrainian Immigration to the US as a tool of diaspora tourism promotion. In L. White (Ed.), Commercial Nationalism: Selling the National Story in Tourism and Events, Bristol, UK: Channel View. 
• Shahvali, M., Shahvali, R., & Kerstetter, D. (forthcoming, 2016). Women's travel constraints: A unique context. In M. Kozak & N. Kozak (Eds.), Tourist behavior: An international perspective. UK: CABI publishing.
• Shahvali. M. (2015) Review of the book Tourist Experience and fulfilment: Insights form Positive Psychology by S. Filep & P. Pearce (Eds), Tourism Analysis 20(5), 575-576. 
• Chen, C. C., & Petrick, J. F., & Shahvali, M. (2014) Tourism experiences as a stress reliever: Examining the effects of tourism recovery experiences on life satisfaction. Journal of Travel Research. 1-11. doi: 10.1177/0047287514546223
• Stansfield, M., Kerstetter, D., Murray, A. & Shahvali, M. (under review). Tailgating: A heritage tourism experience in a sports landscape.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
• Shahvali, M., Kerstetter, K., & Shahvali, R. (2014). An Investigation of Travel Constraints in a Non-Western Context: A Case Study of Iranian Women. Presented at the 7th World Conference for Graduate Research in Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure, Istanbul, Turkey.
• Kerstetter, D., Shahvali, M., & Gao, J. (2014). Constraints to travel as perceived by women from different countries. Paper presented at Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium (NERR), Cooperstown, NY.
• Shahvali, M. (2014, April). Visitor satisfaction revisited. Paper published in the proceedings of the Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium (NERR), Cooperstown, NY.
• Shahvali, M., Zargham, H. & Kerstetter, D. (2013, April). Every moment counts: Exploring critical incidents in visiting a heritage site; Case of Persepolis, Iran. Paper presented at Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium (NERR), Cooperstown, NY.
• Shahvali, M. (2011). Tourism Planning Based on Tourist Behavioural Patterns: The Case of Shiraz. Proceedings of the National Conference of Tourism Management and Development: Challenges and Solutions, Sharif University, Tehran; Abstract no. 216.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES 
• University Instructor:
o RPTM 433: Program Evaluation and Research in Recreation Services – Pennsylvania State University - Spring & Fall 2015. 
o RPTM 120: Human and Leisure Behavior – Online course –Penn State World Campus, Summer 2014 & 2015
o Tourism geography, Shiraz University; Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Shiraz, I.R. Iran - Spring 2012
• Research Assistantship at Penn State:
o Measuring emotions after a trip as a result of reviewing trip photos. Researcher: Dr. Deb Kerstetter (Fall 2013)
o Studying the meaning of tailgating to tailgaters as a heritage tourism experience in a sports landscape, case of Penn State after the Sandusky scandal (Fall 2012) 
• Internship, Sales and Diplomatic Tour Executive at Pardis Gasht (PG) Tour & Travel Agency, March-August 2011
• Teaching English as a second language (ESL) (2006-2009)

SKILLS, TESTS & CERTIFICATES
• Language skills, Farsi: Native language; English: Advanced level: Writing, Verbal skills.
• Computer skills: 
o Statistical Package of Social Science (SPSS); 
o Statistical Analysis System (SAS). 
o NVIVO qualitative data analysis software (Training workshop by Charlotte R. Clark , Feb 2014)
• College Teaching Certificate – Penn State Graduate School (in progress) 
• Positive Psychology by The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Coursera. Offered by Dr. Barbara Fredrickson. Certificate earned on December 27, 2015

GRANTS
• Curriculum grant for the enhancement of RPTM 433W – Research and Evaluation in Recreation and Parks (summer 2014)

AFFILIATIONS
• Academy of Leisure Studies (ALS) – Member (2014, 2015)
• President of the Travel and Tourism Graduate Student Organization at Pennsylvania State University (2014)
• Member of the Dharma Lions – Meditation Student Organization at Penn State (2014-2015)

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