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

Bio

I began my career in hospitality at early wage working for the Cherry Hill Inn at the age of 16. I knew then that I would have a career in the hotel industry. I enjoyed the people as well as the pace of the business.

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

I attended school for hotel management and, upon graduation, worked as a controller and and Information Technology manager. I have worked for the Golden Nugget, Harrah’s, Radisson, Hyatt, and Westin chains.

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

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

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

I view each class and each term as a separate personal learning experience that I use 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

Certifications

  • 2016: American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) and Smith Travel Research
    Certification in Hotel Analytics