Brenda Eckler

Associate Professor,  College of Hospitality Management

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I think Johnson & Wales does a good job of connecting to the community, so that students have an opportunity to get a feeling for what real life is really going to be like. ”


Brenda Eckler came to Johnson and Wales University in 2013.

Prior to that time, she spent several years teaching and serving as a coordinator in a unique inter-institutional program at the State University of New York (SUNY).

Eckler’s experience spans event planning, professional photography and accountancy. As an adult, she returned to college to pursue a degree in event plannning and eventually an MBA in Management, with a minor in Entrepreneurship, her passion.

She is currently enrolled in a DBA program, completing her studies in late 2018 and publishing in 2019. Her research encompasses 21st-century teaching and learning in higher education.

In early 2019, she became a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP).

Areas of Expertise

  • Accounting
  • Gaming Operations
  • Special Event Protocols
  • Weddings 

Sample Courses

  • SEE 3041: Special Event Protocol
  • SEE 3042: Weddings & Ceremonies
  • SEE 2070: The Gaming Industry
  • SEE 2020: Business Event Management
  • SEE 3015: Managing Gaming Operations
  • SEE 3170: International Exhibitions & Events