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Stephen Barth Professor, Attorney

B.A. in Economics, M.A. in Communications, J.D. (Law), Texas Tech University.

Expertise & Research Interests

  • Hotel Law
  • Restaurant Law
  • Hotel Security and Loss Prevention
  • Restaurant Security and Loss Prevention
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol/Dram Shop Liability
  • Travel Risk Management
  • Leadership
  • Customer Care
  • Positive Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotionally Intelligent Leadership

Career Highlights
Stephen Barth is an attorney, award-winning professor, author, keynote speaker and entrepreneur. In his 30+ years to date at the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College, where he has focused on hospitality law and leadership, Stephen has taught 15,000+ students, published 150+ articles and delivered 500+ presentations to business travel, hotel, restaurant, club and meeting industry audiences. He is a regular industry speaker whose insights and perspectives have been featured on the CBS Morning Show and in the New York Times, Washington Post and more. 

In 2000, Stephen founded along with the annual Hospitality Law Conference. In 2011, he founded the Global Travel Risk Management Summit Series. He is also the author of Intelligent Emotions: On Self Responsibility, Owning Our Emotional Power, and Changing Our Reactions and the co-author of Hospitality Law 5th Edition and Restaurant Law Basics.

Stephen has more than 20k followers on his personal Twitter account (@stephenbarth) and spearheaded the publication of six curated newsletters that focus on travel safety, hotel development, human resources, hospitality law, food & beverage, and hospitality insurance & loss prevention. These newsletters have a combined monthly readership of over 37k subscribers. Stephen also keeps the conversation going and shares valuable information in several welcoming LinkedIn groups, such as the Global Travel Coalition; the Hospitality Owner & Management Coalition; the Hospitality Legal, Risk, Safety and Security Coalition; and the Emotional Energy group.