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Online Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management — Faculty

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Faculty

  • Howard Adler, Professor

    Education

    • EdD in Higher Education, University of Mississippi
    • Certified Hotel Administrator, American Hotel and Motel Association
    • MS in Hotel and Foodservice Management, Florida International University
    • BS in Hotel and Food Service Management, Florida International University

    Research Interests

    • Organizational sagas in the hospitality Industry
    • Career planning of hotel managers
    • Hotel and restaurant management department heads
    • Careers in senior living

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  • Joseph A. Ismail, Associate Professor

    Education

    • PhD in Restaurant, Hotel, Institutional, and Tourism Management, Purdue University
    • MS, in Restaurant, Hotel, Institutional, and Tourism Management, Purdue University
    • BS in Restaurant, Hotel, Institutional, and Tourism Management, Purdue University

    Research Interests

    • Assessment of risk and return in different segments of the lodging industry and econometric modeling of the lodging industry
    • Forecasting with econometric models to predict Japanese and Korean tourist arrivals to Guam
    • Evaluation, effectiveness and design of Web sites being used by hotel companies

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  • Annmarie Nicely, Associate Professor

    Education

    • PhD in Human Environmental Sciences, Oklahoma State University
    • MSc in Hotel and Foodservice Management, Florida International University
    • BSc in Hotel Management, University of the West Indies

    Research Interests

    • Learning/performance in hospitality business and tourism communities (in particular visitor harassment issues in tourism communities)

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  • Margaret ShuMei Sass, Adjunct Professor

    Education

    • PhD in Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Boise State University
    • JD in Law, Western State University College of Law
    • MA in Communication, University of Nevada
    • BA in Criminal Justice, University of Nevada

    Research Interests

    • Service-learning and STEM
    • Mindfulness in the workplace
    • Corporate volunteerism
    • Multiculturalism in higher education
    • Service-learning and technology
    • Service-learning and social media
  • Sandra Sydnor, Associate Professor

    Education

    • PhD in Hospitality Management, The Ohio State University
    • MBA with an Entrepreneurship Concentration, University of Miami
    • BS in Packaging Engineering, Michigan State University

    Research Interests

    • Industry, businesses, & community and resilience
    • Service and brand management
    • Service-learning

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