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Elizabeth A. Whalen Executive Master Program Director & Lecturer

BA in Anthropology, certificates in Global Studies and Asian Studies, minors in French and Chinese, University of Pittsburgh; MS in Hospitality Management, University of Houston.

Expertise & Research Interests

  • Anthropology of Hospitality and Tourism
  • Consumer Behavior 
  • Online Communities and Communication
  • Lodging Operations and Management

Career Highlights
Served as the executive director of the AH&LA Information Center; served as an assistant general manager for Drury Hotels and a floor manager for Pappas Restaurants; industry experience also includes work as a bartender, cocktail server, general server, busser, dishwasher, house person, cook, housekeeper and front desk agent; management experience through intramurals sports program at the University of Pittsburgh.