Elizabeth VanPatten

Associate Professor,  College of Hospitality Management

Contact Information
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I love being involved with the students at Johnson & Wales University, as they are the future leaders of the Sports, Entertainment and Event Management industry.”

Bio

VanPatten came to Johnson & Wales with broad experience in client management, planning & facilitating events, sponsorship, as well as venue management & operations with the New England Patriots and the Women's Sports Foundation. VanPatten specializes in event management, game-day promotion and execution, vendor contract negotiations, venue safety and security, as well as non-profit organization events and fundraising. Her academic research focuses on the commercialization and sport psychology of intercollegiate athletics.      

Areas of Expertise

  • Event management
  • Game-day promotion and execution
  • Non-profit organization events and fundraising
  • Vendor contract negotiations
  • Venue safety and security

Certifications

  • State of Rhode Island Department of the Fire Marshal
    Trained Crowd Manager
  • American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute
    Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE)

Publications

• Five Facts About World Cup Security, Johnson & Wales University Career Catalyst Blog, 2018
• Professor Reaction: Meetings and Events Technology Alone Can’t Solve Accessibility   Challenges, Johnson & Wales University Career Catalyst Blog, 2018
• Professor Reaction: Generation Z Won’t Tolerate Boring Meetings, Johnson & Wales University, Career Catalyst Blog, 2017
• Five Tips for Ensuring a Safe Event, Johnson & Wales University Career Catalyst Blog, 2017
• Three Sports Business Trends to Watch for in 2017, Johnson & Wales University Career Catalyst Blog, 2017
• Sports vs. Sports Entertainment; A Professor Reaction, Johnson & Wales University Career Catalyst Blog, 2016
• Hospitality, An Introduction (Chapter 33 Author: Convention & Meeting Management) ISBN: 9781465299246
• Top 5 Hospitality Trends to Watch in 2017, Johnson & Wales University Career Catalyst Blog, 2016
• What I learned from my first job: 5 Lessons from the NFL, Johnson & Wales University Career Catalyst Blog, 2015
• Professor Prospective: How to be a Better Online Learner, Johnson & Wales University Career Catalyst Blog, 2015
• How to use Twitter to enhance your next meeting, MPI New England, Volume 29, Issue 3, Pgs. 26-27, 2013

Courses Taught

  • SEE 3065: Fundraising and Philanthropy
  • SEE 3850: Negotiations and Agreements
  • SEE 4060: Sports, Entertainment & Event Management Seminar
  • SPL 6010: Finance & Revenue Generation in Sport Leadership
  • SPL 6030: Special Issues in Sport Leadership
  • SPL: 6070 Strategic Communication in Sport Leadserhip
  • SPL 6120: Diversity & Social Responsibility in Sport Leadership