Elizabeth Panciera

Associate Professor

JWU Faculty Since 2016

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Elizabeth Panciera has a wide range of industry experience working in event and meeting management. Her experiential background encompasses destination management, corporate team building development, incentive planning, sales/sponsorships, and marketing. The focus of her research is sustainability in relationship to events and meetings.

Panciera earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Hospitality Marketing and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Sports, Entertainment, Event Management from Johnson & Wales University.

Panciera has served on the Board of Directors for Meeting Professionals International (MPI), New England Chapter — most recently as Vice President of Membership. Her volunteer involvement includes serving on the events committee for FirstWorks, speaking on industry panels, and mentoring young women in the events industry.


  • MBA, Hospitality Marketing, Johnson & Wales University
  • BS, Sports, Entertainment, Event — Management, Johnson & Wales University
  • Certified Hospitality Educator

The event industry is constantly changing. We stay relevant through networking with event industry partners — really keeping our hands in the industry, observing what trends are emerging.

Teaching Interests

Directed Experiential Educations (DEE) - where students are given hands on experiences in a hybrid class model.

Scholarly Interests

Event Sustainability
Event Risk and Crisis Management/Recovery


  • Business Event Management
  • Sponsorship, Sales and Relationship Management
  • International Exhibitions & Events
  • Fundamentals of Fundraising and Philanthropy

Extra Curricular Roles

Co-Chair, Campus Club - Live Events Association (LEA)

Faculty Advisor, Sorority - Alpha Sigma Tau


Professional Affiliations

  • Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
  • Live Events Association (LEA)
  • International Association of Venue Management (IAVM)
     CERTIFICATION : Certified Hospitality Educator

Honors And Awards

  • 2014 Tomorrow's Leader Award - Meeting Professionals International - New England Chapter

Q&A with Elizabeth

At JWU, education is not confined to the four walls of the classroom. You’re not going to spend four years with your nose buried in a book, learning theories you may never get a chance to apply — you’re going to get out there and apply them, be it through internships, group projects, leadership opportunities, competitions and more.

What Is Your Favorite Teaching Moment?

I LOVE teaching a DEE course where I plan and execute our annual SEEM Leadership Conference alongside a selected group of students.

What Advice Do You Have For Incoming Freshmen?

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