Start Date

6-1-2011 4:00 PM

End Date

6-1-2011 4:45 PM

Track

2. Track 2 - Poster Session

Subject Area

Human Resources

Faculty Member

Dr. Kelly Phelan kelly.phelan@ttu.edu

Abstract

The demand for qualified instructors in hospitality management higher education has increased significantly with the growth of hospitality programs in the U.S. Increasingly, these vacancies are required to be filled by Ph.D. candidates. Within recent years, the majority of these candidates have had little or no industry experience. This research seeks to understand how both hospitality faculty and undergraduates value industry experience among their peers and faculty.

Keywords

Hospitality industry experience, hospitality faculty, higher education



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Jan 6th, 4:00 PM Jan 6th, 4:45 PM

Importance of Industry Experience Among Hospitality Faculty in Higher Education

The demand for qualified instructors in hospitality management higher education has increased significantly with the growth of hospitality programs in the U.S. Increasingly, these vacancies are required to be filled by Ph.D. candidates. Within recent years, the majority of these candidates have had little or no industry experience. This research seeks to understand how both hospitality faculty and undergraduates value industry experience among their peers and faculty.