Journal of Hotel and Business Management

Journal of Hotel and Business Management
Open Access

ISSN: 2169-0286

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Susan E West

Susan E West

Susan E West
Department of Hospitality Management
Arkansas Tech University, USA

Biography

Susan E. West holds two degrees, a Master of Arts from the University of Arkansas and a Bachelor of Science from Stephen F Austin State University.  After leaving the private sector of Hotel Management, she is currently an Assistant Professor of Hospitality Administration at Arkansas Tech University where she teaches all lodging management courses, hospitality technology, facility design, and intro to hospitality.  She has been a state judge for ProStart since 2005 and was former Director of Culinary and Hospitality at NorthWest Arkansas Community College. She is a Certified Hospitality Educator,ServSafe certified from the National Restaurant Association, and teaches sanitation courses throughout the state. She has been a guest lecturer with Arkansas Hospitality Association and Bed and Breakfast Association of Arkansas.  Recently she was a awarded a $10,000 grant from the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas to conduct a summer culinary camp for fifty girls to enhance  college career choice, nutritional concerns, and knowledge of skills necessary in the hospitality industry. She is an active member with Girls of Promise, a program focusing on encouraging eighth grade girls to go into the ESTEM fields.

Research Interest

Parks, Recreation and Hospitality Administration

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