Professor Martin Lewison

Areas of Expertise:

  • Tourism
  • Tourism Industry
  • Amusement Parks


Dr. Lewison’s expertise is in amusement parks. His research and consulting efforts focus mainly on marketing and strategy in the global amusement and attractions industry and in other leisure, tourism, and travel-related businesses. He has advised amusement parks in the United States and in Europe, and he is a regular speaker at educational events sponsored by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions.

A frequent contributor to Theme Park Review and other online industry publications, Dr. Lewison is also a dedicated roller coaster and amusement park field researcher. As of this writing, he has ridden 1069 different roller coasters at 325 different amusement parks in 26 different countries. He visits more than 70 different amusement parks annually.

Dr. Martin Lewison is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Business Management at Farmingdale State College where he teaches courses in management strategy and domestic and international marketing. He joined the faculty in 2012. He holds a PhD in Business from the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business, and an undergraduate degree in Economics (AB) from Columbia University. Dr. Lewison has corporate and international experience, spending more than five years as a senior financial analyst with Standard & Poor’s on Wall Street, and living more than three years doing research and teaching in the Netherlands. 


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