|Professor, Hospitality Leadership
I have taught HMGT 1350—002 and 601--Introduction to Hospitality Management, HMGT 3990, 3991, 39992--internship writing intensive courses, HMGT 1500 multicultural hospitality , HMGT 6420 Current Issues and Strategies in Hospitality Management, HMGT 6310--Strategic Management of Conventions and Special Events
Research and Personal Interests:
My research interests include the scholarship of teaching and learning, sustainability, and tourism and hospitality management practices.
My personal interests include traveling, hiking, and spending time with my family.
BS. From the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA
M.S. from Michigan State University
Ph.D. from the University of Denver
(2011) A Case Study of Sustainability in Jackson County, North Carolina, written with Brown, S., Miller, K., Elders, E., and Blaskowski, C., Second Place Winner of the 2011 Johns and Wales Case Study Competition for the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education.
(2011) Doctorate of Foodservice Award given by the National Association of Foodservice Equipment Manufacturers, Orlando, Florida, February 10.
(2010) Engagement and Outreach Scholars Academy Scholar, East Carolina University.
(2010) Excellence in Research Award, College of Human Ecology, East Carolina University.
(2008) Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award, university-wide award, Western Carolina University
(2008) Outstanding Teaching Award, received from the Service Learning Center, Western Carolina University
(2007) Chancellor’s Meritorious Award for Engaged Teaching, Western Carolina University.
(2006) Recipient of the Alpha Kappa Psi Student Choice Award for the Best Hospitality Educator, March 18, Western Carolina University.
(2005) Recipient of the John Wiley Innovation in Teaching Award awarded by the International Council of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Educators (ICHRIE), July.
What City, State, or Country are you originally from?
I am from the beautiful city of Portland, Oregon
Some type of quote you live by:
What is Success?
(attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson—thought to have actually been written by Bessie Stanley)
To laugh often and love much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the approval of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To give of one’s self;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;
To have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived…
This is to have succeeded.