College of Hospitality Management

Department Chairpersons

  • Karen E. Silva, EdD, CHE, department chair, The International Hotel School
  • Michael Sabitoni, MS, CHE, department chair, Food & Beverage Management, International Travel/Tourism Studies
  • Louis A. Pullano, MS, CHE, department chair, Sports, Entertainment, Event — Management

Faculty

Department of Food & Beverage Management

  • Ronald I. Blum Jr., MS, CHE, associate professor; BA, Mercyhurst College; MS, Johnson & Wales University
  • Patricia Bowman, MS, FMP, CHE, CFSP, associate professor; BA, University of Wisconsin — Stout; MS, Johnson & Wales University
  • James E. Griffin, EdD, CEC, CCE, associate professor; BS, MS, Johnson & Wales University; EdD, Boston University
  • William Jarvie, MA, FMP, CHE, associate professor; AOS, Johnson & Wales University; BA, Michigan State University; MA, Empire State College
  • Nicholas Makris, MBA, assistant professor; BS, MBA, Johnson & Wales University
  • Dean A. Mistretta, MBA, assistant professor; AS, Northern Virginia Community College; BA, Curry College; MBA, Johnson & Wales University
  • Michael Sabitoni, MS, CHE, FMP, department chair, associate professor; AS, BS, MS, Johnson & Wales University
  • Matthew Samel, PhD, CHE, FMP, professor; AS, BS, MBA, Johnson & Wales University; PhD, Capella University
  • Douglas Stuchel, MAT, CHE, associate professor; AS, BS, MAT, Johnson & Wales University
  • Brian A. Van Gyzen, MBA, CHE, associate professor; AA, Community College of Rhode Island; BA, Rhode Island College; MBA, Johnson & Wales University
  • Brian J. Warrener, MBA, CHE, associate professor; BA, Harvard University; MBA, University of Rhode Island

Department of Sports, Entertainment, Event — Management

  • Elizabeth Covino, MS, CHE, associate professor; BA, University of Connecticut; MS, Springfield College
  • Kathleen Drohan, MAT, CHE, associate professor; BS, University of Rhode Island; MAT, Johnson & Wales University
  • Brenda Kay Eckler, MBA, CHE, assistant professor; AAS, SUNY Cobleskill; AAS, Schenectady County Community College; BBA, SUNY Delhi; MBA, SUNY Albany
  • Lee A. Esckilsen, MS, CFE, CHE, associate professor; AS, Dean College; BS, Bowling Green State University; MS, Indiana University
  • Andrew Fraser, MEd, CHE, associate professor; BS, MEd, Temple University
  • Michel Gilbert, MBA, associate professor; BS, MBA, Johnson & Wales University
  • William T. Klika III, PhD, CHE, assistant professor; BA, Lehigh University; MAT, Fairleigh Dickinson University; PhD, Concordia University, Chicago
  • Patrick Leary, EdD, CHE, associate professor; BA, Providence College; MS, Canisius College; EdD Northeastern University
  • David T. Morris, MS, CHE, associate professor; BS, Presbyterian College; MS, Georgia State University
  • Elizabeth Panciera, MBA, CHE, assistant professor; BA, MBA, Johnson & Wales University
  • Louis A. Pullano, MS, CHE, department chair, associate professor; BS, MS, University of Rhode Island
  • Elizabeth Van Patten, MS, CHE, associate professor; BS, St. John's University; MS, University of Illinois
  • Julie Viscardi-Smalley, MS, CHE, assistant professor; BM, MS, Syracuse University

Department of International Travel & Tourism Studies

  • Eldad Boker, EdD, CHE, professor; BS, Maryland University; MA, EdD, George Washington University
  • Christopher DeSessa, MEd, CHE, CTC, associate professor; BA, MEd, Rhode Island College
  • Bryan J. Lavin, MBA, CHE, assistant professor; BS, Worcester State University; MBA, Johnson & Wales University
  • Tiffany Rhodes, DMin, CHE assistant professor; BS, Millersville University of Pennsylvania; MA, Multnomah University; MDiv, DMin, Gordon Conwell in South Hamilton
  • Michael Sabitoni, MS, CHE, FMP, department chair, associate professor; AS, BS, MS, Johnson & Wales University

The International Hotel School

  • Paul Bagdan, PhD, CHE, professor; AOS, AS, Schenectady County Community College; BS, University of Massachusetts; MS, Rochester Institute of Technology; PhD, Kansas State University
  • Jane Boyland, MS, FMP, CHE, associate professor; AOS, Johnson & Wales University; BS, University of New Hampshire; MS, University of Massachusetts
  • Catherine Davin, MS, CHE, associate professor; BS, MS, Cornell University
  • Brian P. Ferguson, MPS, CHE, assistant professor; BA, Queens College; MPS, Cornell University
  • Debbie C. Howarth, MS, CHME, MHA, CHE, associate professor; BS, University of Vermont; MS, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Leslie Kosky, MEd, CHE, associate professor; BA, University of Delaware; MEd, University of Guam
  • Mansour Moussavi, PhD, CHE, professor; BS, Sheffield College, England; MBA, University of Scranton; PhD, Salve Regina University
  • Dale M. Silva, MBA, CHE, associate professor; AS, BS, MBA, Johnson & Wales University
  • Karen E. Silva, EdD, CHE, department chair, professor; BA, Southern Massachusetts University; MA, Rhode Island College; EdD, Boston University
  • Magnus Thorsson, MAT, CHE, assistant professor; BS, Johnson & Wales University; MAT, Bennington College
  • Robert B. Wahl, MS, CHE, associate professor; BS, MS, Johnson & Wales University
  • Rex Warren, MS, CHE, assistant professor; BS, MS, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Peter Zacchilli, MS, CHE, associate professor; BS, University of Massachusetts; MS, Lesley College