Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are organized to provide ICHRIE members the opportunity to share information and research related to a particular aspect of hospitality and tourism education. All ICHRIE members in good standing who are interested in participating in one of the groups are encouraged to participate.

If you would like to learn more about one or more SIGs, please contact the Chair(s) of the Special Interest Group by emailing them using the information below. You can also download this as a chart.

**Note: Full and Associate Members of International CHRIE are eligible to join any SIG for free.

Donna Albano
Stockton University
[email protected]
Beverage Education
Sir Adam Carmer
University of South Florida-Sarasota
[email protected]
About the Beverage Education SIG
Club Management
Cynthia Johnson
Florida State University
[email protected]
About the Club Management SIG
Community Colleges & High Schools
David Schweiger
Northampton Community College
[email protected]
About the Community Colleges & High Schools SIG
Cruise Management
Fred DeMicco
Northern Arizona University
[email protected]
About the Cruise Management SIG

Culinary Arts
Tassie Pippert (outgoing)
James Madison University 

[email protected]

About the Culinary Arts SIG
Experiential Education
Jack Samuels
Montclair State University
[email protected]
About the Experiential Education SIG
Historically & Predominantly Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU)
Berkita Bradford
Virginia State University
[email protected]
About the HBCU SIG
Hospitality Financial Management
Amit Sharma
Penn State University
[email protected]
About the Hospitality Financial Management SIG

Hospitality Industry Professionals (HIP)
Steve Hood
[email protected]

About the Hospitality Industry Professionals SIG

Hospitality Information Technology
Mehmet Erdem
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
[email protected]

About the Hospitality Information Technology SIG

Hospitality Programs in Business Colleges (HpBC)
AJ Aluri
West Virginia University
[email protected]

About the HpBC SIG
Hospitality Sales & Marketing
Bob Gilbert
[email protected]
About the Hospitality Sales & Marketing SIG

Human Resources
Mary Jo Dolasinski
DePaul University
[email protected]

About the Human Resources SIG

Chris Woodruff
Lake Michigan College
[email protected]

About the Lodging SIG
DraperMeetings, Events, Exhibitions and Convention Management (MEECM)
Jason Draper
University of Houston
[email protected]
About the MEECM SIG
WebbRevenue Management
Timothy Webb
University of Delaware 
[email protected]
About the Revenue Management SIG
Service Management
Parikshat Singh Manhas
University of Jammu
[email protected].com
About the Service Management SIG
Sustainability & Innovation
Willy Legrand
IUBH Internationale Hochschule GmbH
[email protected]
About the Sustainability & Innovation SIG
Travel & Tourism
Stanley Li-Ming Chiang
East Stroudsburg University
[email protected]
About the Travel & Tourism SIG


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