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Faculty qualifications and factors influencing employment decisions of administrators in hospitality education

This study examined faculty qualifications and factors influencing employment decisions of administrators in hospitality programs across the United States. Ther esults may assist potential faculty in choosing the type of degree to pursue, the content areas that are most desirable, and other factors such as industry experience that may impact future employment marketability. The results could also serve hospitality programs in developing doctoral curricula for hospitality educators. Factors studied include the values administrators place on the Ph.D., Ed.D., D.B.A., J.D. and industry experience across the curriculum areas of hotel management, food service, tourism, hospitality law, and hospitality business.

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