Tarik Dogru (Dr. True) Ph.D.

Dogru (Dr. True)
Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Programs
Dedman Professor of Hospitality & Tourism Management
tarik dogru

Contact Information

4110 UCB

Tarik Dogru (Dr. True), PhD, is an Associate Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management and the Director of Graduate Programs in the Dedman College of Hospitality at Florida State University. Prior to joining Florida State University, Dr. True worked at Boston University as an assistant professor for two years. Dr. True earned his doctorate in hospitality management from the University of South Carolina in 2016. Dr. True is a highly productive researcher who publishes in many prestigious hospitality and tourism journals, including Tourism Management, Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Travel Research, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, International Journal of Hospitality Management, Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, International Journal of Tourism Research, Tourism Analysis and so on.

Fields of Study

  • Hospitality Accounting and Finance
  • Tourism Economics
  • Employment and Wages
  • Sharing Economy
  • Climate Change
  • Technology


  • Ph.D., Hospitality Management, University of South Carolina
  • M.S., Business Administration, Zonguldak Karaelmas University
  • B.S., Business Administration, Zonguldak Karaelmas University

Selected Publications

Dogru, T., Line, N., Mody, M., Hanks, L., Abbott, J. A., Acikgoz, F., ... & Zhang, T. (2023). Generative artificial intelligence in the hospitality and tourism industry: Developing a framework for future research. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research.

Dogru, T., McGinley, S., Sharma, A., Isık, C., & Hanks, L. (2023). Employee turnover dynamics in the hospitality industry vs. the overall economy. Tourism Management99.

Dogru, T., Akyildirim, E., Cepni, O., Ozdemir, O., Sharma, A., & Yilmaz, M. H. (2022). The effect of environmental, social and governance risks. Annals of Tourism Research95.

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. A., Bulut, U., & Suess, C. (2019). Climate change: Vulnerability and resilience of tourism and the entire economy. Tourism Management72, 292-305.

Dogru, T., & Bulut, U. (2018). Is tourism an engine for economic recovery? Theory and empirical evidence. Tourism Management67, 425-434.

Full scholarly account available at Google Scholar

Editorial Board Membership

  • Tourism Management
  • Journal of Travel Research
  • International Journal of Hospitality Management
  • International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management
  • Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research
  • Tourism Economics
  • Tourism Analysis

Awards and Accomplishments

  • Best Paper Award, International Council of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education Association (ICHRIE), Annual ICHRIE Conference, 2018
  • Best Graduate Student Research Paper Award, 33rd annual iAHFME Research Symposium, 2016
  • Anatolia Silver Research Paper Award, 7th World Conference for Graduate Research in Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure, 2014