Bob Wahl

Associate Professor,  College of Hospitality Management

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Professor Bob Wahl
My goal is to prepare students with the practical skills to become competitive professionals in the industry of their choosing.”


Bob Wahl began his career in hospitality at early age, working for the Cherry Hill Inn at the age of 16. He knew then that he would have a career in the hotel industry. He enjoyed the people as well as the pace of the business.

Upon graduation from high school, Wahl spent several years in the National Guard, where he obtained the rank of 1st Lieutenant. It was there that he learned the value of teamwork and began honing his managerial and leadership skills.

Wahl attended school for hotel management and, upon graduation, worked as a controller and and information technology manager. He has worked for the Golden Nugget, Harrah’s, Radisson, Hyatt and Westin chains.

Wahl has been teaching at the university level since 2001 and specialize in the areas of finance, casino gaming, strategic management and revenue management.

His teaching philosophy is to educate students with real-world situations. His goal is to prepare students with practical skills to become competitive professionals in the industry of their choosing. Wahl's motto is: “Be professional and take responsibility for your actions.”

While Johnson & Wales is a teaching institution, it is Wahl's goal to write articles for hotel-related trade journals and trade-related web publications.

He views each class and each term as a separate personal learning experience that he uses to enhance future classroom innovations.

Sample Courses

  • HOSP 1001: Orientation to Hospitality
  • HOSP 3077: Revenue Management
  • HOSP 4060: Hospitality Strategy Design Executive Seminar
  • HOSP 1015: Manage Hotel Guest Experience


  • 2016: American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) and Smith Travel Research
    Certification in Hotel Analytics
  • 2018: Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International                                    Certified Revenue Management Executive