Department of Hospitality Management Faculty

Department of Hospitality Management


Sean Barth, Associate Professor, Hospitality Administration
Ph.D., Texas Tech University
Courses: Private Club Management, Food and Beverage Operations and Professional Development Internship Coordinator

Charles Calvert, Dean & Interim Department Chair
Ed.D., Higher Education Administration, North Carolina State University
M.S., Hotel Administration, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Courses: Lodging Operations and Tourism

Suzanne Gibson, Instructor, Hospitality Management
M.B.A., University of South Carolina
Courses: Spa and Hospitality Management, Service Quality Evaluation

Nancy Hritz, Associate Professor, Leisure Behavior
Ph.D., Indiana University
Courses: Sport and Event Management and Tourism

Kelly McCombs, Instructor
M.S. Nutrition, Ohio State University
Courses: Nutrition and Restaurant Operations
Online Course Expertise

Keri Olivetti, Instructor
Law, J.D., Business Administration
M.B.A., University of Tulsa
Courses: Law and Event Management
Director of the Center for Event Management and Hospitality Training

John Salazar, Professor, Nutrition and Food Science
Ph.D., Auburn University
Courses: Destination Marketing and Operations Management
Director of the Lowcountry and Resort Islands Tourism Institute

Adjunct Faculty

John Chiacchiero, Adjunct, Business Administration
M.B.A., Miami University

Laurie Hammonds, Adjunct, Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism Management
M.S.H.R.T.M., University of South Carolina

Maria Kramer, Adjunct
M.T.A., George Washington University