Lynn Bostain has more than 30 years of experience in the tourism industry, including a dual role as manager of the Washington, DC office and meetings marketing manager for the Virginia Tourism Corporation, reporting directly to the governor. She worked for The Boar’s Head Inn in Charlottesville, Va., the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Active in many travel organizations, Lynn serves on the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association Board. She is currently Business Services Manager for the Dulles Area Transportation Association.
Lynn’s travel interests coupled with her dedication to a handicapped foster son inspired her to create travel programs for the disabled. She is a Certified Travel Counselor (CTC), a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) and an adjunct professor in the Tour and Travel Department of NOVA. She received her BA in Anthropology from George Washington University, where she completed graduate work in the Tourism and Hospitality program.
Jeanne Fogle is a local Washington, D.C., historian who was born in the Nation's Capital, where her family has lived for more than 150 years. Fogle established her company, A Tour de Force GUIDED TOURS/A Tour de Force PUBLICATIONS in 1984. As a D.C.-licensed, Certified Master Tour Guide and lecturer, she offers an unusual and personal look into Washington's past and present, through her tours and illustrated slide lectures.
Fogle serves as an adjunct professor of Washington History and Regional Tour Guiding and Tour Managing at NOVA. She has authored three books on Washington, D.C.s social and architectural history: Two Hundred Years: Stories of the Nations Capital, Proximity to Power, Neighbors to the Presidents Near Lafayette Square and Washington, D.C., a Pictorial Celebration. The first two of her books, and her Washington, D.C., note cards are illustrated by her brother, Edward F. Fogle. Their great-grandfather, George F. W. Strieby, was an accomplished fresco artist whose work adorns the United States Capitol.
Michael Freiband is an adjunct faculty, teaching one of the online tourism geography courses (TRV111) through the Extended Learning Institute (ELI). He began teaching in 1979 as the first full-time faculty in Travel and Tourism at NOVA and retired as the Program Head in 2004. He developed most of the of the travel course curriculum.
Freiband's career spans four decades beginning with a part-time travel agency job while an undergraduate at the University of Texas. After serving in the Air Force, he headed for Michigan State University to complete an MBA, with a specialization in Hospitality Management and Tourism. He also resumed working at various travel industry jobs during graduate school.
After graduate school, Freiband joined the faculty at the Institute of Transportation, Travel and Tourism at Niagara University in New York. Niagara was the first four-year university awarding undergraduate degrees in tourism. During this time, he also worked at a Buffalo travel agency and did consulting working for the Niagara Frontier Travel Association. At Niagara University, he put together and escorted one of the very first college groups on a Seminar at Sea program with the newly founded Carnival Cruise Lines.
In addition to teaching, Freiband has written travel articles, written book reviews of travel publications, helped edit new texts in the field, and performed site inspections of hotels, ships and convention facilities for industry use.
Miriam Turner, CHE
Miriam Turner serves as an adjunct faculty member for the Travel and Tourism department at NOVA's Annandale Campus. Upon graduating from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a bachelor's degree in Hospitality Administration, she earned extensive experience in many facets of the hospitality industry. Turner worked at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, the largest hotel in the world, in Las Vegas, Nev. She has also worked for several Hilton hotels across the country including Hilton San Jose and Towers, Hilton Suites of Lexington Green and Hilton Alexandria Mark Center.
Turner has been teaching since 2003. She joined the NOVA faculty in 2008. She currently teaches TRV295: Destination Management and Marketing. The students at NOVA benefit from her experience in the many operational positions she has held including Director of Housekeeping, Director of Front Office Operations, Convention Services Manager and Sales Manager. Turner earned a Certified Hospitality Educator credential in 2007, and a Master of Hospitality Administration from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2008.
Outside of teaching, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son. She is also a 16-year member of PEO, a philanthropic organization dedicated to furthering the higher education of women.