Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

What are ICHRIE Special Interest Groups (SIGs)?

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide ICHRIE members with an opportunity to network and share information, research, and resources related to a particular facet of hospitality and tourism education. Special Interest Groups are open to all ICHRIE members.

Who can participate in ICHRIE SIGs?

ICHRIE members in good standing are encouraged to participate in a SIG of their choice. Full and Associate Members of International CHRIE are eligible to join any SIG for free.

Would you like to learn more about one or more SIGs?

Click on the SIG that interests you for more information about upcoming meetings, webinars, industry insights, research and more. And feel free to contact the Chair(s) of the Special Interest Group by emailing them using the contact information listed below. 


Meet our SIGs...


Donna Albano
Stockton University
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Beverage Education
Sir Adam Carmer
University of South Florida-Sarasota
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Club Management
Cynthia Johnson
Florida State University
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 Community Colleges & Secondary Schools
David Schweiger

Northampton Community College
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 Cruise Management
Fred DeMicco

Northern Arizona University
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 Culinary Arts
Deborah Midkiff
Indian River State College
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 Diversity Equity & Inclusion in Hospitality and Tourism
Brian Barker
Florida International University
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 Experiential Education
Jack Samuels

Montclair State University
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 Historically & Predominantly Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU)
Berkita Bradford

North Carolina Central University
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 Hospitality Financial Management
Yoon Koh
University of Houston
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 Hospitality Industry Professionals (HIP)
Steve Hood
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 Hospitality Industry Project Management (HIPM)
Timothy Flohr
University of Memphis
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 Hospitality Information Technology
Thomas Schrier

Iowa State University
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 Hospitality Programs in Business Colleges (HpBC)
AJ Aluri

West Virginia University
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 Hospitality Sales & Marketing
Bob Gilbert

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 Human Resources
Mary Jo Dolasinski

DePaul University
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Chris Woodruff

Lake Michigan College
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 Meetings, Events, Exhibitions and Convention Management (MEECM)
Thomas Padron
California State University, East Bay
 [email protected]

 WebbRevenue Management
Timothy Webb
University of Delaware 
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 Service Management
Dr. Po-Ju Chen
Texas A&M University
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 Sustainability & Innovation
Willy Legrand
IU International University of Applied Sciences
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 Travel & Tourism
Jennifer Forney
SUNY Jamestown Community College
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 What's Happening?

Current and upcoming SIGs events, webinars, research and more!


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