Don Getz retired in July 2009 from his full-time academic position at the University of Calgary, Canada, where he remains Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Professor in the Haskayne School of Business.

He is a Distinguished Fellow in the International Academy for the Study of Tourism, and has been a leading scholar in the fields of tourism and event studies.

He is currently a Guest Professor at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and at Stavanger University in Norway. He holds a James Whyte Visiting Fellow position at the School of Tourism, University of Queensland.

As an internationally renowned scholar, Professor Getz's areas of expertise include destination and resort management and marketing, family business and entrepreneurship. He is also the author of the book 'Event Studies', a bible for tourism students across the globe.