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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 profession than the entertainment capital of the world–Las Vegas. Here we have a living laboratory with more than 146,000 hotel rooms and hundreds of casinos, restaurants, resorts, sporting events, conventions, trade shows, and leisure and recreation facilities. 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 a master’s of science degree in Hotel Administration plus a dual MBA and M.S. in Hotel Administration degree, and, a dual M.S. in Hotel Administration and M.S. in Management Information Systems degree. We also have an executive master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Hospitality Administration. Our internationally recognized, diverse faculty members will help you create an academic program that meets your unique needs.

Donald D. Snyder, Dean

               (2010), B.S., University of Wyoming.

 

Associate Deans

Pat Moreo, Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs

(1983), Professor; B.S., University of Nevada Las Vegas; M.P.S., Cornell University; Ed.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


Tony L. Henthorne, Associate Dean for Research, Graduate & International Programs

(1986), Professor; B.A., Ouachita Baptist University; M.B.A., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; Ph.D., University of Mississippi.

Graduate Studies

Curtis Love, Director, Hotel Graduate Studies

(1998), Associate Professor; B.S., University of Southern Mississippi; M.A., Ph.D., University of Alabama.


James A. Busser, Director, Ph.D. Program

(1987) Professor; B.A., Illinois State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana.


Rhonda Montgomery, Director of M.S. in Hotel Administration Program

(1995), Associate Professor; B.S., M.S., Purdue University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina.


Gail Sammons, Director of Master of Hotel Administration Online Program

(1996), Professor; B.S., North Dakota State University; M.S., University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.


Karl Mayer, Director,  Dual MBA/Master of Science in Hotel Administration and Master of Science in Hotel Administration/Master of Science in Management Information Systems Programs

(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, Billy

(2001), Associate Professor & Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, Singapore Campus; 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.


Bergman, Christine

(2005), Professor; B.S., Loma Linda University; M.S., University of Arizona; Ph.D., Michigan State University.


Bernhard, Bo Jason

(2002), Associate Professor and Executive Director International Gaming Institute; B.A., Harvard University; 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.


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.


Christianson, David J.

(1977), Associate 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), Professor; B.A., M.A., Bonaventure.


Erdem, Mehmet

(2006), Associate Professor; B.S., M.S., Purdue University; Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


Henthorne, Tony L.

(1986), Professor & Associate Dean; B.A., Ouachita Baptist University; M.B.A., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; Ph.D., University of Mississippi.


Hertzman, Jean

(2006), Associate Professor & Assistant Dean; B.S., Cornell University; M.B.A., 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), Associate Professor; B.S., M.S., Soonchunhyang University; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University.


Kincaid, Clark S.

(2004), Associate Professor; B.A., Southern Utah State College, M.S., Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


Love, Curtis C.

(1998), Associate Professor & Director of Hotel Graduate Studies; B.S., University of Southern Mississippi; M.A., Ph.D., University of Alabama.


Lucas, Anthony

(2001), Professor; B.S., Ball State University; M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


Mayer, Karl

(2001), Professor & Director of Dual Graduate Programs; B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.S., Columbia University; M.B.A. Harvard University; Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


McLean, Daniel

(2007), Professor; B.A., Sacramento State College; M.A., Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Kansas State University.


Montgomery, Rhonda

(1995), Associate Professor & Director of M.S. HOA Program; B.S., M.S., Purdue University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina.


Moreo, Pat

(1983), Professor & Associate Dean; B.S., University of Nevada, Las Vegas; M.P.S., Cornell University; Ed.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


Raab, Carola

(2003), Associate Professor; B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


Sammons, Gail

(1996), Professor & Assistant Dean; 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.


Swerdlow, Skip

(1981), Professor; B.S., M.B.A., D.B.A., Arizona State University.


Tanford, Sarah

(2008), Assistant Professor; B.A., Northwestern University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Werner, William B.

(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.

Deans and Professors Emeriti

Abbey, James R.

(1973-2000), Emeritus Professor; B.A., M.B.A., Michigan State University; Ph.D., Utah State University.


Borsenik, Frank D.

(1975-1994), Emeritus Professor; B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Michigan State University.


Goodwin, John R.

(1980-1993), Emeritus Associate Professor; B.A., Michigan State University; M.A., Pepperdine University; D.B.A., United States International University.


Gu, Zheng

(1991), Emeritus Professor; B.S., Hangzhou University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Central Florida.


Holmes, David

(1976), Emeritus Professor; B.S., M.S. Indiana State University; Ph.D., University of Utah.


Mann, Stuart H.

(1998), Emeritus Dean of the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration; B.S., University of Illinois; M.S., Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University.


McCool, Audrey

(1990), Emeritus Professor; B.S., M.A., University of Illinois, Urbana; Ed.D., Texas Tech University.


Metcalf, Lyell E.

(1970-1994). Emeritus Associate Professor; B.S., B.A., M.A., University of Arizona; C.P.A., California.


Stefanelli, John

(1978), Emeritus Professor; B.S., University of Illinois; M.B.A., Michigan State University; Ph.D., University of Denver.


Vallen, Jerome J.

(1967-1998), Emeritus Dean of the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration 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.