College of Hospitality Management

Administration

  • Paul J. McVety, Ed.D., CHE, Dean
  • Robert Fink, Ed.D., CHE, Associate Dean

Department Chairpersons

  • Jane Boyland, M.S., FMP, CHE, department chair, The International Hotel School
  • Michael Sabitoni, M.S., CHE, department chair, Food & Beverage Management, International Travel & Tourism Studies
  • Patrick Leary, Ed.D., CHE, department chair, Sports, Entertainment, Event — Management

Faculty

Department of Food & Beverage Management

  • Ronald I. Blum Jr., M.S., CHE, associate professor; B.A., Mercyhurst College; M.S., Johnson & Wales University
  • Patricia Bowman, M.S., FMP, CHE, CFSP, associate professor; B.A., University of Wisconsin — Stout; M.S., Johnson & Wales University
  • James E. Griffin, Ed.D., CEC, CCE, professor; B.S., M.S., Johnson & Wales University; Ed.D., Boston University
  • William Jarvie, M.A., FMP, CHE, associate professor; A.O.S., Johnson & Wales University; B.A., Michigan State University; M.A., Empire State College
  • Nicholas Makris, MBA, CHE, associate professor; B.S., MBA, Johnson & Wales University
  • Dean A. Mistretta, MBA, assistant professor; A.S., Northern Virginia Community College; B.A., Curry College; MBA, Johnson & Wales University
  • Michael Sabitoni, M.S., CHE, FMP, department chair, associate professor; A.S., B.S., M.S., Johnson & Wales University
  • Matthew Samel, Ph.D., CHE, FMP, professor; A.S., B.S., MBA, Johnson & Wales University; Ph.D., Capella University
  • Douglas Stuchel, M.A.T., CHE, associate professor; A.S., B.S., M.A.T., Johnson & Wales University
  • Brian A. Van Gyzen, MBA, CHE, associate professor; A.A., Community College of Rhode Island; B.A., Rhode Island College; MBA, Johnson & Wales University
  • Brian J. Warrener, MBA, CHE, associate professor; B.A., Harvard University; MBA, University of Rhode Island

Department of Sports, Entertainment, Event — Management

  • Elizabeth Covino, M.S., CHE, associate professor; B.A., University of Connecticut; M.S., Springfield College
  • Kathleen Drohan, M.A.T., CHE, associate professor; B.S., University of Rhode Island; M.A.T., Johnson & Wales University
  • Brenda Kay Eckler, MBA, CHE, associate professor; A.A.S., SUNY Cobleskill; A.A.S., Schenectady County Community College; B.B.A., SUNY Delhi; MBA, SUNY Albany
  • Lee A. Esckilsen, M.S., CVE, CHE, associate professor; A.S., Dean College; B.S., Bowling Green State University; M.S., Indiana University
  • Andrew Fraser, M.Ed., CHE, associate professor; B.S., M.Ed., Temple University
  • Michel Gilbert, MBA, CHE, associate professor; B.S., MBA, Johnson & Wales University
  • William T. Klika III, Ph.D., CHE, RSCC*E, assistant professor; B.A., Lehigh University; M.A.T., Fairleigh Dickinson University; Ph.D., Concordia University, Chicago
  • Patrick Leary, Ed.D., CHE, department chair, associate professor; B.A., Providence College; M.S., Canisius College; Ed.D., Northeastern University
  • David T. Morris, M.S., CHE, associate professor; B.S., Presbyterian College; M.S., Georgia State University
  • Elizabeth Panciera, MBA, CHE, assistant professor; B.A., MBA, Johnson & Wales University
  • Louis A. Pullano, M.S., CHE, associate professor; B.S., M.S., University of Rhode Island
  • Elizabeth Van Patten, Ph.D., CHE, associate professor; B.S., St. John's University; M.S., University of Illinois; Ph.D. Northcentral University
  • Julie Viscardi-Smalley, M.S., CHE, assistant professor; B.M., M.S., Syracuse University

Department of International Travel & Tourism Studies

  • Eldad Boker, Ed.D., CHE, professor; B.S., Maryland University; M.A., Ed.D., George Washington University
  • Christopher DeSessa, M.Ed., CHE, CTC, associate professor; B.A., M.Ed., Rhode Island College
  • Bryan J. Lavin, MBA, CHE, assistant professor; B.S., Worcester State University; MBA, Johnson & Wales University
  • Tiffany Rhodes, D.Min., CHE assistant professor; B.S., Millersville University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Multnomah University; M.Div., D.Min., Gordon Conwell in South Hamilton
  • Michael Sabitoni, M.S., CHE, FMP, department chair, associate professor; A.S., B.S., M.S., Johnson & Wales University

The International Hotel School

  • Paul Bagdan, Ph.D., CHE, professor; A.O.S., A.S., Schenectady County Community College; B.S., University of Massachusetts; M.S., Rochester Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Kansas State University
  • Jane Boyland, M.S., FMP, CHE, department chair, associate professor; A.O.S., Johnson & Wales University; B.S., University of New Hampshire; M.S., University of Massachusetts
  • Catherine Davin, M.S., CHE, associate professor; B.S., M.S., Cornell University
  • Debbie C. Howarth, Ed.D., CHME, CHDM, CHE, associate professor; B.S., University of Vermont; M.S., University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Ed.D., Boston University
  • Leslie Kosky, M.Ed., CHE, associate professor; B.A., University of Delaware; M.Ed., University of Guam
  • Mansour Moussavi, Ph.D., CHE, professor; B.S., Sheffield College, England; MBA, University of Scranton; Ph.D., Salve Regina University
  • Dale M. Silva, MBA, CHE, associate professor; A.S., B.S., MBA, Johnson & Wales University
  • Magnus Thorsson, Ph.D., CHE, associate professor; B.S., Johnson & Wales University; M.A.T., Bennington College; Ph.D., Iowa State University
  • Robert B. Wahl, M.S., CRME, CHE, associate professor; B.S., M.S., Johnson & Wales University
  • Rex Warren, Ph.D., CHE, assistant professor; B.S., M.S., University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Ph.D., Iowa State University
  • Peter Zacchilli, M.S., CHE, associate professor; B.S., University of Massachusetts; MS, Lesley College