Dr. Bordelon's research interests include destination images and destination marketing, urban tourism, cross-cultural perspectives on tourism and travel, and the application of qualitative and quantitative research methods. Dr. Bordelon joined the Lester E. Kabacoff School of HRT faculty in the fall of 2003. She teaches courses in the area of tourism, which include International Tourism, Tourism and Hospitality Marketing, and Principles of Travel and Tourism. She is a member of the Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) as well as the TTRA south central states chapter, the American Anthropological Association (AAA), and the Urban Affairs Association (UAA).
Currently, Dr. Bordelon is researching and writing on how visual media images affect visitors' perceptions of travel destinations.