Dr. Karen Miranda-Fernandez is the President of APIEM Events Management Services and the Vice President for Education and Accreditation of Asia Pacific Institute for Events Management. She is also the Vice President for Research and International Affairs, Dean of the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management of Imus Institute of Science and Technology, and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality Management. She serves as Chair of the International Conference on Tourism's Role in Sustainable Community Development and Imus Longganisa Cookfest both being held annually.
She has been appointed as visiting professor in Management and Science University, Universiti Teknologi MARA, and Olympia College in Malaysia; Informatics and Business Institute Darmajaya, Universitas Prasetiya Mulya, Sahid Tourism Institute of Surakarta and Bandung Institute of Tourism in Indonesia; National Institute of Development Administration, Maha Sarakham University, Naresuan University, North Bangkok University, and Burapha University International College in Thailand; and Chung Hua University and Ming Chuan University in Taiwan.
Dr. Fernandez became a postdoctoral scholar at School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality at Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom. She holds a doctoral degree in Business Management specialized in Hospitality Management and master’s degree in Business Administration major in Hotel and Restaurant Management both earned at Philippine Women’s University, Manila.
Her research interests include events management, sustainable tourism, and hospitality management. She has participated and presented research papers in a number of international academic conferences held in Taiwan, Dubai, USA, Hong Kong, Vietnam, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, and United Kingdom and has authored a book on Guide to Events Management's Best Practices published online. She is an active member of the International Committee and Editorial Board of Asia Pacific International Events Management (APIEM) Journal in Medan, Indonesia; Asian People Journal in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia; World Academy of Science, Engineering, and Technology (WASET) in Connecticut, USA; Higher Education Forum in Taipei, Taiwan; and Journal of Tourism, Hospitality, and Travel in Bandung, Indonesia.