Most faculty members hold terminal degrees in their field and have been recognized for teaching excellence. In addition, faculty members have extensive industry experience, competence and expertise in the areas that are important to the hospitality industry.
John T. Bowen. Dean and Barron Hilton Distinguished Chair. B.S., Cornell University, M.B.A., M.S. Corpus Christi State University, Ph.D., Texas A&M University; C.H.E. Specialization: Marketing Strategy & Strategic Management.
Carl A. Boger, Jr. Associate Dean of Academic Programs and Clinton L. Rappole Endowed Chair. B. S., M.S., Ph.D, Purdue University; C.H.E. Specialization: Revenue Management and Taxation.
JeAnna L. Abbott. Professor, Attorney and Spec’s Charitable Foundation Professor in Social Responsibility. B.A., Austin College; M.B.A., University of Chicago; M.H.M., J.D., LL.M. University of Houston; C.H.E., C.M.P. Specialization: Hospitality Law, Catering and Convention Management, and International Economic Law.
Ki-Joon Back. Professor and Graduate Program Director. B.S., M.S., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University. Specialization: Research Methodology, Statistics, Brand Studies and Gaming Impact.
Stephen C. Barth. Professor and Attorney. B.A., M.A., J.D., Texas Tech University; C.H.E. Specialization: Leadership Management and Hospitality Industry Law.
Mary Dawson. Assistant Professor. B.S., M.H.M., Ed.D, University of Houston; C.H.E. Specialization: Cost Controls and Restaurant Management.
Agnes L. DeFranco. Professor. B.S., M.B.A, Ed.D., University of Houston ; C.H.E., C.H.A.E. Specialization: Hospitality Industry Finance and Accounting.
Jason Draper. Assistant Professor. B.S., Illinois State University ; M.S., Western Illinois; Ph.D., Clemson University. Specialization: Resident Attitudes Toward Community and Tourism Development, Tourism Policy, Coastal Tourism.
Nancy S. Graves. Associate Professor, Registered Dietitian. B.S., Iowa State University; M.S., Purdue University; Ed.D., University of Houston; C.H.E. Specialization: Applied Nutrition for Hospitality Management, Quantity Food Production, and Kitchen Layout and Design.
Nan Hua. Assistant Professor. Bachelor of Economics, Shandong University; M.S., New York University; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University. Specialization: Hospitality Financial Management, Intangible Assets, Revenue Management, Methodology.
Yoon Koh. Assistant Professor. BA, Ewha Womans University; MTA, The George Washington University; Ph.D., Temple University. Specialization: Financial Issues in Hospitality, Research Methodology - including Econometrics.
Thomas W. Lattin. Visiting Assistant Professor and Curtis L. Carlson Fellow. B.S., M.S., Cornell University; C.P.A., State of Texas; C.P.A., State of Texas, General Securities Registered Representative, New York. Specialization: Hospitality Accounting, Finance and Management.
Juan M. Madera. Assistant Professor. B.A., California State University , Dominguez Hills; M.A., Ph.D., Rice University. Specialization: Diversity and Discrimination in the Workplace, Employment Interview, Leadership and Affect, and Research Methodology.
Jay Neal. Assistant Professor. B.S., M.H.M. University of Houston; Ph.D, Texas A&M University. Specialization: Food and Science Technology
Karl Titz. Associate Professor. A.A. City College of San Francisco; B.S., M.S., University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Ph.D., Kansas State University; C.H.E. Specialization: Food and Beverage Management, Casino Resort and Hotel Management and Marketing.
Cristian Morosah. Assistant Professor. B.S., Stefan Cel Mare University; M.S., Iowa State University; Ph.D., Iowa State University. Specialization: Technology.
Priyanko Guchait. Assistant Professor. Bachelor of Engineering, University of Pune; M.S., University of Missouri - Columbia; M.S., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University. Specialization: Human Resource Leadership.