Гончарова Елена Николаевна

E-mail: elena-suschenko@yandex.ru
Phone: 400-353
Work experience: 16 years
Teaching experience: 13 years
Scientific and teaching experience: 15 years
Elena Nikolaevna Goncharova.

In 1998-2003 she studied at Geography Department at Stavropol State University. In 2003 she received a higher education diploma in Geography, majoring in Tourism and Sightseeing Tour Activity.

In 2001-2003 she studied at the Economic Department of Stavropol State University. In 2003 she received a higher education diploma in Economy and Administration at Agricultural Enterprises.

In 2004-2007 she underwent postgraduate studies at Stavropol State University (at present North-Caucasus Federal University), majoring in 22.00.06 – Sociology of Culture and Spiritual Life.

In 2006 she defended her candidate of sociological sciences dissertation on Tourism as an Area of Recreational Values in Contemporary Russian Society (at the example of CMW region), majoring in 22.00.06 Sociology of Culture and Spiritual Life.

An academic degree was given by the dissertation board of Stavropol State University (at present North Caucasus Federal University) on November 13, 2006, and approved by the decision of Higher Attestation Committee of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation on March 23, 2007.

In March 2018 she received an academic rank of Associate Professor in Sociology of Culture.

She gives the following classes: 
Tourism Geography;
Statistic Means for the Tourism Surveys Carrying Out;
Ethnographic Tourism Management;
Economic Geography and World Regionalistics;
Tour Guidance.

Area of expertise:
Sociology of tourism, the socio-cultural potential of tourist space of the Caucasus Mineral Waters region, problems and contemporary development trends of regional tourism.


Since 2005 she has been reading lectures on profession retraining at Multi-level Innovative Academy of Life-Long Education at PSU in Management and Technologies in Tourism and Hospitality. 

Since 2015 together with a group of PSU student, she has been taking part in International Geographic Dictation. 

Since 2016 she has been reading a course within the frameworks of internship of Russian tourist universities students, majoring in Spa-Resort Clusters as a New Form of a Regional Tourism Organization.

Since 2017 she has been implementing a program of professional retraining of additional professional education of Tour Guide at Multi-level Innovational Academy of Life-long Education at Pyatigorsk State University.

In 2018 she gained a right on the participation in WorldSkills demonstration exam assessment.

At present she is:
The head of a basic professional educational program of higher education on 43.03.02 Tourism;
The head of Innovational Technologies of Tourism and Recreational Territories in Career Context academic and research laboratory;
The head of Tourism in International Communication Practice – scientific student club.

Every year she takes part in contests for The Best Student Work on Tourism and Service, organized by the National Academy of Tourism (Saint Petersburg) and Association of Tourism and Service Institutions (Moscow), Novosibirsk State Technological University (Novosibirsk), Sakhalin State University (Yuzhno Sakhalinsk).
She is a regular peer reviewer and opponent of candidate dissertations on 22.00.06 Sociology of Culture.

E.N. Goncharova is an author of more than 100 scientific works, including 6 monographs, 16 academic and methodic aids, 9 articles published in HAC journals, 3 articles published in an international Scopus journal.

She has three certificates of state registration of databases:
1. Serviceology, electronic academic aid.
2. Development of Cultural Tourism in CMW Region Through the Strengthening of Relations Between Sister Cities, database/
3. Tourist Image of CMW Cities as a Factor in Social and Cultural Development of the Region, database.

Data about publication activity in the Russian Scientific Citation Index (RSCI): number of publications – 29, number of citation - 227, Hirsch Index – 9.