Fisher College Faculty
- Assistant Professor
- Program Director, Hospitality and Tourism Management
- B.S., Management, Rutgers University
- M.B.A., California Southern University
- Office: 108 Beacon Street, 5th Floor
- Tel. 617-670-4453
- E-mail: email@example.com
My fascination and love for this industry began in the sixth grade when my elementary school class went on a field trip to a small airport in Newark, New Jersey - today called Liberty Airport, one of the nations busiest. I can still remember standing outside the terminal doors listening to pilots talk to air traffic controllers in their tower over loudspeakers and using binoculars to watch propeller driven planes take off and land. On the bus ride back to school I promised myself that someday I would work in that industry. Now a little over 45 years later I look back and say that was a promise I'm so glad I kept.
I've made a very successful and personally rewarding career from working in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry. I've traveled through most of Europe; Caribbean; Mexico; Canada; Hawaii; popular destinations in the United States; cruised in the Caribbean, Pacific, and Atlantic Oceans; flown first and business class; and I'm not done yet! For a number of years my wife and I owned our own leisure travel agency. After selling our travel agency I started doing consulting work, helping people buy and sell travel agencies. Along the way I began to teach as an adjunct in New Jersey, which continued when we moved to New England. For a few years after our move we owned and operated a small home based travel business - specializing in Disney destinations. I continued adjunct teaching in the Boston area. Teaching subjects from hospitality including hospitality law, tourism, especially geography, airline computer reservations, business, entrepreneurship and communications.
I'm a great believer and advocate for education both at the academic and professional levels. Academically my MBA is from California Southern University, graduated Summa Cum Laude, presently perusing my Doctorates. Professionally, through The Travel Institute I'm a Certified Travel Counselor (CTC), Destination Specialists in many areas of the world and Lifestyle Specialists for the different special interest and needs of clients.
Here at Fisher College I have the unique opportunity to combine and share two of my strongest passions travel and teaching. As a small private college, I get to know my students and help them better prepare to make the change from their academic career to their professional career. Our curriculum is state-of-the-art and up-to-date, we often engage in field work at some of Boston's finest and most luxurious hotels, with more planned outside Boston, including a trip to New York. Industry speakers will be stopping by to share their experiences and entertain questions.
Above all else, I'm dedicated in helping you become part of the world's largest and most dynamic industry - Hospitality and Tourism.