Hospitality Management

Island Knowledge

Economic Tourism



Charles L. Calvert, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Chair, Department of Hospitality Management
Key Topics
Dr. Calvert was the founding director of the Hospitality Management Program at USCB. He can speak to the growth and development of the hospitality industry in the Lowcountry, developing a university curriculum to support a burgeoning Hospitality Management Program, and training the next generation of hospitality management professionals.
University of Florida, B.S. in Business Administration, 1986
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, M.S. in Hotel Administration, 1987
North Carolina State University, Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration, 1997
Designated a Certified Hospitality Educator in 2000, recertified in 2005a
USCB, Adjunct Professor of Hospitality Management, 1988
Technical College of the Lowcountry, Instructor and Program Coordinator in the Hospitality
Management department, 1989
East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C., Lecturer in the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management, 1992
USCB, Founding Program Director in the Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism
Director of the Hilton Head Island Institute of Tourism, 1997
USCB, Associate Professor and Program Director for Hospitality Management, 2003
USCB, Associate Professor and Department Chair for Hospitality Management, 2007
USCB Professor of the Year 2008
USCB Advisor of the Year 2005
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John P. Salazar, Ph.D.
Department of Hospitality Management
Director of the Lowcountry and Resort Islands Tourism Institute (LRITI)
Key Topics
Dr. Salazar has extensive experience in a wide range of hospitality industry operations. He can speak to destination management and marketing, hospitality human resource management, and festival and event management.
Northeastern University, Boston, B.S. in Recreation and Leisure Studies with a concentration in Hotel
Management, 1990
University of South Alabama, M.S. in Recreation Park Administration with a concentration in Tourism,
Auburn University, Ph.D. in Nutrition and Food Science with a concentration in Hotel and Restaurant
Management, 2000
Keystone Resort, a 1,500-unit, AAA Four Diamond, Mobil 5 Star, Preferred hotel and resort, managed all
operating functions at lodging complexes operated by the company
University of South Alabama, Mobile
                  Graduate Research Assistant/Fellowship Recipient, 1994
                  Instructor of Hospitality and Tourism
Faulkner State Community College, Bay Minette, Ala., Adjunct Professor of Hotel and Restaurant
Management, 1995
Auburn University
Graduate Teaching Assistant in Hotel and Restaurant Management, 1998
Southern Illinois University, Assistant Professor of Hospitality and Tourism, 2000
University of Tennessee, 2002
                  Assistant Professor of Hotel and Restaurant Administration
Director of the University of Tennessee Tourism Institute
Coordinator of the Certified Tennessee Tourism Professional Education Program

USCB, 2005
                  Associate Professor of Hospitality Management
Director of the Lowcountry and Resort Islands Tourism Institute (LRITI)
Chapter President of the Southeast Travel and Tourism Research Association, 2006-2007
Director of Research for the Southeast, Central and South America Federation of the International
Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education, 2012-2013
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