Narda Malcolm-Kingston

Ph.D. Student


Masters of Science: Hospitality Information Management, University of Delaware

Bachelors of Science: Hospitality Management, Virginia State University

Associate of Arts: Hotel and Restaurant Management, Hocking College

Research Interests: 

  • Hospitality Technology
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Lodging Management and Operation

Industry Experience:

  • Hospitality Instructor, North Carolina Central University
  • Front Desk Manager, Omni Hotels
  • Lead Host, The Greenbrier Hotel
  • Entertainment Director, Sandals Resorts
  • Director of Craft Trade and Entertainment supervisor, Holiday Inn Montego Bay

Honors and Awards:

2009: Victoria Hospitality Scholar, Virginia State University

Hospitality Leadership award, Virginia State University (2008-2009)

2008: Marriott Scholarship Recipient, Virginia State University

Deans List, Virginia State University

President’s honor role, Virginia State University

Most distinguished Member award, Phi Theta Kappa-Ohio region

2006: Scholar/ Cultural ambassador, Sandals Resorts

2005:  Parish of Saint James Festival Queen/Cultural ambassador, City of Montego Bay


  • Search visibility and online social presence for Bed and Breakfasts (Master’ Thesis 2012)
  • Trends in the use of Multiple Linear Regression in the Hospitality Industry, By Narda Malcolm (17th Annual Graduate Conference, Auburn University. January 5-7th 2012)
  • Computerized Screening and Security Systems on Cruise Ships (update) By Narda Malcolm (17th Annual Graduate Conference, Auburn University. January 5-7th 2012)
  • A Meta-Analysis of Research on Computerized Security Screening Systems on Cruise Ships by Narda Malcolm (International Hospitality IT Associating (IHITA) 18th Annual Conference, June 19, 2011)
  • Perceptions of Jamaicans toward Eco-tourism and its Effect. Proceedings of the (15th Annual Graduate Conference in Hospitality and Tourism, Washington, DC January 2010)

Professional Affiliations:

  • National Society of Minorities in Hospitality
  • NEWH-The Hospitality Network
  • Phi Theta Kappa-Alpha Mu Delta-Honor Society
  • Eta Sigma Delta Honor Society

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Writing songs
  • Singing/Playing the guitar
  • Cooking Jamaican Food
  • Fishing-Salt Water