BS in Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management, University of Missouri; MS in Food Science, University of Missouri; Ph.D. in Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management, University of South Carolina.
Expertise & Research Interests
- Food & Beverage Management
- Consumer Behavior
- Consumer Segmentation
Brings a combined 15-plus years of industry experience in food & beverage and retail to the classroom, including management-level positions with DMK Restaurants, Francesca’s Restaurants and Gap Inc.; authored or co-authored 15-plus peer-reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings/presentations; founding member of the Carolina Dining Sustainability Working Group; chef instructor for the South Carolina State Farmer’s Market Produce Safety University.