Matthew Samel

Professor,  College of Hospitality Management

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Professor Matthew Samel
I demand a lot of students when they’re here. Beyond graduation, students still call me and ask for my opinion, whether it’s that little nudge, that encouragement or that piece of data.”


Samel holds a PhD in Organization and Management with a specialization in human resources. His focus of study is in organizational culture and person-organization fit (P-O fit). Samel teaches in the College of Hospitality Management’s Center for Food & Beverage Management.

He has operational, training and human resources work experience in a variety of industry segments including hotels, independently and corporately owned restaurant organizations, and private clubs.

Samel is an associate member of Academy of Management, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), IFSC, and is a certified Food Safety Manager-Instructor, FMP and CHE. Samel is the former chair of the university curriculum committee and current faculty advisor to the student CMAA chapter. He has lectured internationally at the Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Tourismo in Estoril, Portugal.

Sample Courses

  • MGMT 1001: Business Management I
  • MGMT 2001: Human Resource Management
  • HOSP 3060: Private Club Management
  • FSM 4880: Beverage Operations Management
  • FSM 1065: Food Safety & Sanitation Management
  • HRM 5010: Human Resource Management
  • HRM 5050: Strategic Recruiting
  • RSCH 5700: Research and Inquiry
  • HRM 5030: Strategic Compensation & Benefits