It’s summer and for many people, that means going on a road trip. This year, more Americans plan to take a road trip due to COVID-19 travel restrictions last year. Melissa Dallas, professor emeritus, department of hospitality leadership at Missouri State University, weighs in WalletHub about a few key aspects of hitting the open road this summer. … [Read more...] about Sharing insights on summer road trips
Congratulations to all the winners of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences’ 2021 Faculty and Staff Awards. The annual awards ceremony honoring awardees with excellence in research, teaching or service took place May 5. These winners received nominations from departmental personnel committees, department heads or students. The event represented the 10th year in a … [Read more...] about Congratulations to the 2021 CNAS Faculty and Staff Award winners
Summer is just around the corner. With easing of restrictions and increased vaccination rates, many people around the country are ready to travel again. What will summer travel look like? How can people enjoy taking trips safely? Dr. Stephanie Hein, department head of hospitality leadership at Missouri State University, answers these questions and more. Prepare for demand to … [Read more...] about What can we expect for summer travel?
The world and workforce have diverse needs. This makes it crucial that individuals from diverse backgrounds receive a say in how they operate. A primary goal of faculty in the department of hospitality leadership at Missouri State University is to embrace different perspectives. This can lead the field to new and better ideas for the industry’s operations. Among those … [Read more...] about Embracing diversity in education and experience
Employees look for guidance and support during challenging times. How management responds to crises can influence how employees feel about them. Dr. Renata Fernandes Guzzo, assistant professor of hospitality leadership, studies the present global crisis of the pandemic. “The hospitality industry has been hit especially hard by the pandemic,” Guzzo said. “The nature of … [Read more...] about Building employee trust during crises