When instructing about an industry as diverse as hospitality, it’s of the utmost importance to have a faculty that’s equally varied in their experience.
The USF hospitality program is led by a team comprised of professionals including an executive chef, PhD in leadership philosophy, as well as hotel business executives and sustainability experts.
Each faculty member has a minimum of 15 years of industry experience. Our faculty brings professions to life with practical application. Class assignments reflect actual projects from professors’ career experience, and range from crafting a signature cocktail to designing new hotel concepts.
Michelle Millar researches sustainability and corporate social responsibility in the lodging, meeting, and event management industries. She studies the choices travelers make when choosing sustainable travel products and what factors are most important to them when it comes to sustainable hospitality products and services.
She developed a framework used by hospitality educators and industry professionals to identify the sustainable skills most needed by students when entering the industry....
- PhD, Hospitality Administration, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2009
- Masters, Tourism and Hospitality, Administration, Temple University, 2003
- BA, International Relations, UC Davis, 1988
- Sustainability in the hospitality and tourism industries
Jean-Marc Fullsack, Executive Chef and Instructor in the Hospitality Management Program, was born in France where he trained in classical French cuisine and graduated from the Hotel and Restaurant School, Ecole Hôtelière, in Strasbourg. While Chef Fullsack worked in first-class restaurants, hotels, private clubs, and in food service management, one of the highlights in his culinary career was preparing dinner for President Bill Clinton and his family at the White House.
- CAP, Ecole Hôtelière de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France, 1972
As a faculty member with the University of San Francisco School of Management since 2013, Professor Maier has taught courses including revenue optimization, business modeling and ideation, Agile-project management, management and organizational dynamics, food service, and culinary arts entrepreneurship. He is also the director of executive education at the School of Management and the executive director of the Malloy Center for Organizational Science Consulting at USF.
He brings more than 20...
- Gonzaga University, Ph.D in Leadership Philosophy, 2008
- Salve Regina University, MA in Human Development/International Relations, 2004
- Rochester Institute of Technology, BS in Hotel and Tourist...
- Agile project management
- Design thinking consulting
- Business modeling