Dr. Cody Morris Paris is the Deputy Director of Middlesex University Dubai and an Associate Professor in the School of Law and the Business School. Previously, he was the Chair of Research and Coordinator of the Politics and International Development programmes at Middlesex University Dubai. He is also a Senior Research Fellow with the University of Johannesburg. He holds a PhD in Community Resource Development, a MSc in Tourism Studies and a BIS in International Geography and Political Science with minors in Cultural Anthropology and Tourism from Arizona State University.
Cody is a social scientist with varied research and teaching interests within the areas of: Experiential Learning, Community Development, Tourism, Technology, Sustainable Development, Mobilities, International Politics, and Global Security. He has supervised the dissertations of more than 200 students to completion across multiple disciplines including International Relations, Sustainability, Education Policy, Human Security, International Politics, International Development, Social Policy, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy, and Tourism.
He has authored/co-authored nearly 100 academic articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings and his research has been recognized by several prestigious awards.
Cody, who has a health travel addiction, has travelled to more than 115 countries. He has develop and/or lead international study abroad, service learning, and other forms of experiential learning programmes to the Caribbean, Australia, Fiji, United Arab Emirates, Europe, Singapore, North America, and Ghana (on three excellent Amizade collaborations between students from Dubai and the community partners in Jukwa).