Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality and Tourism (LIGHT)
A Message from the Coordinator
The Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality and Tourism (LIGHT) at Stockton University provides a forum for public policy discussions regarding the gaming, hospitality and tourism industries in New Jersey. LIGHT is supported in its efforts to provide the most recent, accurate and relevant information to community leaders and policy makers, by a team of skilled experts drawn from Stockton faculty and the broader community. Their contributions include the quarterly Atlantic City Tourism Performance Indicators report, a variety of studies focused on issues such as problem gambling among New Jersey's youth and the behaviors of Millennials in the consumer marketplace.
We hope that these insights into New Jersey's gaming, hospitality and tourism industries will inspire you as they have inspired us to seek out new solutions and new ways to work together toward a common goal; the success of our local businesses and the neighboring communities which they serve.
Jane Bokunewicz, PhD, Institute Coordinator
Our Purpose and Mission
The establishment of the Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality and Tourism (LIGHT) at Stockton University provides a forum for public policy discussions regarding the gaming, hospitality and tourism industries in New Jersey. The Levenson Institute engages our faculty, students and others in research, conferences and report writing to support sound decision making among policy makers and leaders in the region’s three largest industries.
Along with other Stockton University centers, institutes and programs, LIGHT is a key part of our commitment to playing a central role in issues that are vital to the economic and social well being of our community and region. The Institute’s activities in support of gaming, hospitality and tourism include:
- Professional training and educational opportunities that provide the latest skills, knowledge and abilities
- Jersey Shorecast Outlook for tourist season throughout southern New Jersey
- Conferences, symposia and lecture series
- Survey and experiential research
- Industry reports and newsletters
The Levenson Institute demonstrates the University's commitment to fulfilling its role as an active participant in the economic vitality of the region.