B.S. in Hotel and Restaurant Management, M.S. in Hospitality Management, University of Houston.
Expertise & Research Interests
- Food Safety
- Public Health in the Hospitality Industry
- Employee Well-Being in the Hospitality Industry
- Food & Beverage Management
- Diversity and Discrimination in the Workplace
- Training Development
Brings 13 years of hospitality experience in foodservice operations in restaurants, hospitals and lodging to his classroom; currently teaches Safety and Sanitation in the Hospitality Industry at the undergraduate level; worked alongside the Texas Department of Agriculture to enhance FSMA compliance and to develop trainings for small- and medium-sized farming operations; published research examining the persistence of key foodborne pathogens on fomites found in farmers’ markets; conducts research in public health and organizational behavior that focuses on microbial persistence and detection, employee training and training development, employee safety, employee selection, diversity and discrimination; served as an ad hoc reviewer for refereed conference proceedings; invited to present research at academic and professional conferences that include the Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management, the International Association for Food Protection, the National Environmental Health Association, and the Annual Graduate Education & Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality & Tourism; recipient of numerous scholarships and research funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Texas Department of Agriculture, the University of Houston and Conrad N. Hilton College.