USF Welcomes New Faculty Member in Hospitality Management

Industry Veteran Joins Premier Program

SAN FRANCISCO (Aug. 4, 2014)

The School of Management at the University of San Francisco (USF) is pleased to announce Thomas Maier as a new faculty member in the Department of Hospitality Management.

Thomas Maier brings to USF more than 20 years of industry experience, a wealth of current research, and a honed experiential teaching methodology. He earned his Ph.D. in Leadership Philosophy at Gonzaga University, and his M.A. in Human Development at Salve Regina University. Prior to academia, Professor Maier was a senior level executive in the international hotel, restaurant, and food and beverage industries. His research interests include applied leadership, restaurant revenue management theory, and business analytics.

“Tom is a terrific addition to our program and team of faculty,” said David Jones, professor and department chair of Hospitality Management at USF. “Beginning this fall, he’ll be teaching our food and beverage class—bringing his unique blend of significant industry experience in hotel development and solid academic credentials to create a dynamic learning environment for our students.”

A notable researcher, Maier regularly presents at several domestic and international conferences, including The Cornell University Hospitality Research Summit and EYEFOR Travel North American Travel Distribution Summit. He recently published a Food and Beverage generational leadership book, Hospitality Leadership Lessons in French Gastronomy - The Story of Guy and Frank Savoy and co-authored the textbook Welcome to Hospitality: An Introduction - 3rd Edition. Prior to USF, Maier served on the faculty at the School of Hospitality Leadership, Driehaus College of Business, at DePaul University and the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Thomas Maier joins the faculty of the USF School of Management’s highly regarded hospitality management program. Providing a well-rounded focus on all aspects of the hospitality industry and a curriculum grounded in the principles of business education, students graduate from the Department of Hospitality Management prepared for a successful career in today’s market.

To request interviews with Thomas Maier, or to learn more about the Department of Hospitality Management, please contact Anne-Marie Devine at (415) 422-2697 or

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