Dr. Craig Webster is an Assistant Professor at Ball State University at the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. In recent years, he has focused his research upon the state’s regulation of tourism. He has published widely on topics related to the political economy of tourism, public opinion analysis, and comparative foreign policy. His research interests include human rights, the political economy of tourism, public opinion analysis, and comparative foreign policy. He studied Government and German Literature at St. Lawrence University in New York State, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He later received his MA and Ph.D. in Political Science from Binghamton University in New York State and his MBA from Intercollege in Cyprus.