BA in Business Administration, Austin College; MHM (Hospitality Management), University of Houston; MBA in Strategy, University of Chicago; MS in Analytics, Texas A&M University; JD (Law), LLM in International Finance and Economic Law, Ph.D. in Management, University of Houston. CHE, CMP.
Expertise & Research Interests
- Hospitality Law and Ethics
- Conflict Management
- Human Resources/Legal
- Reconciliation After Trust Violations
- Social Responsibility
- Data Science/Analytics
The first to hold the endowed professorship created by the Spec's Charitable Foundation; adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center; leader in legal academics and an expert in negotiations for the service industry; an expert in conflict management; the only professor in the world who holds both a CMP designation and LLM in International Law and Economics; published more than 50 refereed journal articles; co-author of two textbooks, Introduction to Catering Management and Introduction to Convention Management; founding editor of the Journal of Convention and Event Tourism.