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Alana Dillette

Assistant Professor

About Alana Dillette

Alana Dillette is an Assistant Professor in the L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Originally from the islands of The Bahamas, she has years of experience working on sustainable tourism development initiatives in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism for the country. In the Payne school, she teaches undergraduate students in the core leadership curriculum, which is focused on leadership theory, but more importantly practical experiences with industry professionals.

Dr. Dillette is passionate about diversity and inclusion in the hospitality and tourism industry, and is currently conducting research on racial, ethnic, and social justice issues facing the industry. Alana is also involved in many professional and academic organizations where she has served in leadership positions.

5 Fun Facts about Alana

  • She competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the 100 meter backstroke
  • She grew up on a small island in The Bahamas
  • She used to work on a mega-yacht
  • She's 5’9", but the shortest person in her family
  • She has traveled to every continent except Antarctica