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JéAnna Abbott Professor, Spec's Charitable Foundation Professor in Social Responsibility, Attorney

B.A. in Business Administration, Austin College; M.H.M. (Hospitality Management), University of Houston; M.B.A. in Strategy, University of Chicago; M.S. in Analytics, Texas A&M University; J.D. (Law), L.L.M. in International Finance and Economic Law, Ph.D. in Management, University of Houston. CHE, CMP.

Expertise & Research Interests

  • Hospitality Law and Ethics
  • Conflict Management
  • Negotiations
  • Human Resources/Legal
  • Reconciliation After Trust Violations
  • Social Responsibility
  • Data Science/Analytics 

Career Highlights
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.