Andrew Fraser

Associate Professor,  College of Hospitality Management

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Professor Andrew Fraser
I came to JWU after nearly 30 years working in arenas with professional college athletics, as well as managing operations for large-scale events like the ESPN X Games.”


Following a 24-year career in professional sports, collegiate athletic administration, event management and facility operations, Andrew R. Fraser joined the faculty of Johnson & Wales University in 2011.

As an associate professor, Fraser's primary duties include teaching the business of sport, negotiations and labor relations, new media literacy, event management, public assembly facilities operations, marketing, fundraising and fitness center management.

He serves as the chairman of the College of Hospitality Faculty Search Committee and is also involved in internships, job placement, curriculum development and outcomes. 

He previously worked for SMG at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center for more than seven years, where he directed event and facility operations managing more than 300 events a year. Other industry experience includes Octagon Sports Marketing, Brown University Athletics, Dartmouth College Athletics, ESPN X Games, the 1996 Olympic Games and the Spectrum Arena.

Fraser also has extensive experience coaching soccer on the youth and high school level. He holds a Master of Education degree in Sport Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Advertising from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Fraser is a Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE).

Sample Courses

  • SEE 3850: Negotiations and Agreements
  • SEE 2005: The Business of Sports
  • SEE 3045: New Media Literacy
  • SEE 3120: Fitness & Wellness Center Management