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2009-2011 Graduate Catalog 
    
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William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration


Graduate education in the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration is a personalized experience. There is no better place to learn about the hospitality and leisure services profession than the entertainment capital of the world - Las Vegas. Here we have a living laboratory of more than 133,000 hotel rooms, hundreds of restaurants, resorts, sporting events, conventions, trade shows, and leisure and recreation facilities, programs and services. Is the perfect complement to your education. If you are interested in a post-graduate degree that will advance your career or prepare you to teach others about the hospitality industry, this is the place for you. We offer master’s degrees in Hotel Administration, and Sports and Leisure Service Management, plus a dual M.S. in Hotel Administration and MBA or MIS degrees. We also have an executive master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Hospitality Administration. Our internationally recognized diverse faculty members are willing to work with you to create an academic program that meets your unique needs.
 

Stuart H. Mann, Dean

  (1998), Professor; B.S., University of Illinois; M.S., Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University.
   

Director of Graduate Studies

Brewer, Kathleen Pearl
  (1993), Professor; B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Purdue University.
   

Graduate Coordinators

Ph.D. Program: Bai, Bill
  (2001), Associate Professor; B.A., Nankai University; M.Phil., Hong Kong Polytechnic University; M.S., Ph.D., Purdue University.
M.S., Hotel Administration Program: Love, Curtis C.
  (1998), Associate Professor; B.S., University of Southern Mississippi; M.A., Ph.D., University of Alabama.
M.S., Sport and Leisure Service Managment: Busser, James A.
  (1987), Professor; B.S., Illinois State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
Executive M.H.A. Program: Sammons, Gail
  (1996) B.S., Professor; North Dakota State University; M.S., University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.
Dual Programs: Mayer, Karl
  (2001) Associate Professor; B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.S., Columbia University; M.B.A., Harvard University; Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
   

Graduate Faculty

Bai, Bill
  (2001), Associate Professor; B.A., Nankai University; M.Phil., Hong Kong Polytechnic University; M.S., Ph.D., Purdue University.
Baloglu, Seyhmus
  (1996), Professor; B.S., Cukurova University; M.B.A., Hawaii Pacific University; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Barrie, Elizabeth
  (2008), Assistant Professor; B.A. University of Michigan; M.S., Ph.D., Indiana University.
Berghel, Hal
  (1999), Professor; B.A., M.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
Bergman, Christine
  (2005), Professor; B.S., Loma Linda University; M.S., University of Arizona; PhD., Michigan State University.
Bernhard, Bo Jason
  (2002), Associate Professor; B.A. Harvard University; M.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Braunlich, Carl
  (2006), Associate Professor; B.S., M.S., Cornell University; D.B.A., United States International University.
Brewer, Kathleen Pearl
  (1993), Professor; B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Purdue University.
Busser, James A.
  (1987) Professor; B.A., Illinois State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana.
Chatfield, Hyun Kyung
  (2008), Assistant Professor; B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Carruthers, Cynthia P.
  (1990), Professor; B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
Christianson, David J.
  (1977), Professor; B.A., M.R.E., Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.
Dalbor, Michael C.
  (2000), Professor; B.S., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University; M.B.A., Loyola College.
Eade, Vincent
  (1986), Associate Professor; B.A., M.A., Bonaventure.
Erdem, Mehmet
  (2006), Assistant Professor; B.S., M.S., Purdue University; Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Giannoulakis, Chrysostomos,
  (2008), Assistant Professor; B.A. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; M.A. Springfield College; Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado.
Gu, Zheng
  (1991), Professor; B.S., Hangzhou University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Central Florida.
Hardigree, Christian
  (2001), Assistant Professor; B.S., University of Nevada, Las Vegas; J.D., Mercer University School of Law.
Henthorne, Tony L.
  (1986), Professor; B.A., Ouachita Baptist University; M.B.A., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; Ph.D., University of Mississippi.
Hertzman, Jean,
  (2006), Assistant Professor; B.S., Cornell University; MBA, Tulane University; Ph.D., University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Jones, Thomas
  (1990), Associate Professor; B.F.A., University of South Dakota; B.S., M.S., University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Ed.D., Arizona State University.
Kim, Yen-Soon
  (2005), Assistant Professor; B.S., M.S., Soonchunhyang University; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University.
Kincaid, Clark S.
  (2004), Assistant Professor; B.A. Southern Utah State College, M.S., Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Latour, Kathryn (2004); B.S., M.S., Boston University; Ph.D., The University of Iowa.
Latour, Kathryn
  (2004), Associate Professor; B.S., University of Colorado; M.S., Boston University; Ph.D., University of Iowa.
Livengood, Jennifer
  (2007), Assistant Professor; B.A. Southern Illinois University; MSW, Ph.D., University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana.
Love, Curtis C.
  (1998), Associate Professor; B.S., University of Southern Mississippi; M.A., Ph.D., University of Alabama.
Lucas, Anthony
  (2001), Associate Professor; B.S., Ball State University; M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Mann, Stuart H.
  (1998), Professor and Dean of the Harrah College of Hotel Administration; B.S., University of Illinois; M.S., Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University.
Mayer, Karl
  (2001), Associate Professor; B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.S., Columbia University; M.B.A. Harvard University; Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
McCool, Audrey
  (1990), Professor; B.S., M.A., University of Illinois, Urbana; Ed.D., Texas Tech University.
McLean, Daniel
  (2007), Professor; B.A., Sacramento State College; M.A., Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Kansas State University.
Moreo, Pat
  (1983), Professor; B.S., University of Nevada Las Vegas; M.P.S., Cornell University; Ed.D., University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Nazarechuk, Andy
  (2001), Associate Professor; B.S., University of Nevada Las Vegas; M.S. University of Nevada Las Vegas; Ed.D., University of La Verne, California.
Nelson, Kathy
  (1996), Assistant Professor, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Raab, Carola
  (2003), Associate Professor; B.S., University of Nevada Las Vegas; M.B.A., University of Nevada Las Vegas; Ph.D., University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Sammons, Gail
  (1996), Professor; B.S., North Dakota State University; M.S., University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.
Singh, Ashok
  (1991), Professor; B.S., M.S., Lucknow University; Ph.D., Purdue University.
Stahura, Kurt
  (2004), Associate Professor, B.A., University of Wisconsin; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota.
Stefanelli, John
  (1987), Professor; B.S., University of Illinois; M.B.A., Michigan State University; Ph.D., University of Denver.
Swerdlow, Skip
  (1981), Professor; B.S., M.B.A., D.B.A., Arizona State University.
Tanford, Sarah
  (1983), Assistant Professor; B.A., Northwestern University; M.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Werner, Bil
  (2001), Associate Professor: B.A., Ohio State University; J.D., University of Cincinnati.
Woods, Robert N.
  (2000), Professor; B.S., University of Oklahoma; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University.
Young, Cheri
  (1999), Associate Professor; B.S., State University of New York at Albany; M.S., Rochester Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Cornell University.
   

Professor Emeritus

Vallen, Jerome J.
  (1967-1998), Emeritus Dean of the College of Hotel and Professor; B.S., Ph.D., Cornell University; M.Ed., St. Lawrence University.

The William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration is known for its tradition of offering world-class programs in hospitality administration. The Ace Denken Co. Ltd. Endowment supports the Ph.D. in Hospitality Administration.

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