The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has named a new assistant professor for its hospitality and tourism management program.
Dr. Suzzette Shaw Goldmon will be taking the role, serving as the university’s first professor for hospitality and tourism management. She will be teaching a range of courses, focused on “gaming, lodging, sales, human resources, tourism, resort management” and other topics, according to a university news release.
In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Goldmon will head up recruitment, retention and advertising for the program, performing community outreach and engagement with industry partners.
Before joining UAPB, Goldmon served as the chair and director for the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) Hospitality and Tourism Initiatives Program. She also taught hospitality marketing and tourism courses at the UAM School of Business.
“Dr. Goldmon’s knowledge of the hospitality industry will provide authentic instruction for students in the program,” Dr. Brenda Martin, chair of the Department of Human Sciences, said in a statement.
Goldmon holds a doctorate in hospitality and tourism management from Oklahoma State University, as well as a master’s degree in food science and nutrition and a bachelor’s degree in general dietetics and food systems administration from the University of Tennessee at Martin.