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John Niser, PhD

John Niser

Associate Professor & Chair HTM Purdue Fort Wayne

Game Changer

Dr. Niser’s extensive international experience and innovative learning design makes him one students want to follow. He’s the former CEO of the Glion Institute of Higher Education and the Swiss Hotel Association Hotel Management School Les Roches and currently the department chair in Fort Wayne, as well as the President of Hotel Schools of Distinction, a global network of leading institutions dedicated to serving industry needs.

About

Dr. Niser draws upon fourteen years of experience in managing major hotel operations in Europe and North Africa to develop his professional strengths in leadership of hotel management and a connection with present-day industry efforts. He earned a PhD in Young Adult Development — a field within he introduced the concept of Craft Based Learning a form of learning-by-doing that leads to leadership and managerial learning outcomes.

His area of particular interest is in hotel electronic distribution and technology. He co-authored the first textbook on this subject and is a regular contributor at international industry events and conferences. In addition, Dr. Niser is currently working on a book designed to help independent property owners leverage current technology.

Dr. Niser is the former CEO at the Glion Institute of Higher Education and the Swiss Hotel Association Hotel Management School Les Roches — two internationally recognized schools. He is currently department chair in Fort Wayne, and President of Hotel Schools of Distinction, a global network of leading institutions dedicated to serving industry needs.

Education

  • PhD in Psychology (Young Adult Development in Hospitality Management Schools which offer Craft Based Learning), Anglia Polytechnic University (United Kingdom), 1999
  • Licence en Psychologie, University of Geneva (Switzerland) Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, 1992

Research interests

  • Electronic distribution
  • Independent hotel management
  • Integration of people with intellectual disability in the workforce