Anke Föller-Carroll is a professor who works students to develop a passion for the tourism industry and a desire to use tourism as a tool for global wealth distribution.
Anke believes that tourism, like no other industry, fosters the exchange between people around the world, and if done right, has the potential to create mutual understanding, appreciation, education, well-being and the desire for peace between all individuals.
An immigrant herself, Anke has a special place in her heart for international students, and a passion for research in the area of sustainable tourism. She has published work in the field of Voluntourism and continues to research in the area of sustainable tourism for development. She has recently won her school’s Community Service Award for creating a swimming program for international students after the tragic drowning death of one of her students, and for her work in taking student learning outside the classroom and on international trips. During her time at the University of Guelph, Anke has won the Strategic Management boardroom challenge with her team, sponsored by PepsiCo Canada.
Anke is trained as a Mental Health First Aid provider through the Canadian Mental Health Association program, and is dedicated to ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for students from all walks of life.
She holds an undergraduate degree in Tourism Business Administration from the University of Heilbronn, Germany, and an Executive MBA in Tourism and Hospitality Management from the University of Guelph, ON. When not at work, Anke enjoys travelling, exploring independent coffee shops in Toronto with her daughter, yoga, painting, reading and cooking.