Why Choose Rosen College of Hospitality Management?

There is no better place to learn about hospitality than in the #1 tourist destination in America. Our college is the most modern and technologically advanced facility ever built for hospitality management education. You’ll learn from our diverse, international faculty and interact and connect with industry partners who give you a global perspective on hospitality, event management, entertainment management and tourism.  Visit our campus to learn more!

The most comprehensive program of its kind with degrees in:


With more than 3,000 undergraduate students, the college is one of the largest and fastest-growing hospitality programs in the nation.


Ranked in the top 5 among best colleges for hospitality and tourism in the world by CEOWorld magazine.


More than $325,000 in scholarships awarded annually


72 full-time faculty; 35 adjuncts; 64 staff


97% job placement rate upon graduation


Faculty h-index range of 36-56, 1% of all hospitality and tourism faculty in the world

Internationally Renowned
and Represented

Our faculty members represent 17 different countries and are known worldwide for their research, teaching skills and professional experience in the hospitality industry. Many of them served in executive roles in restaurants, hotels, theme parks and attractions.

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Meet the Faculty

Joe Hutchinson

Dr. Hutchinson is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Foodservice and Lodging Management. Prior to his post with the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management, Dr. Hutchinson was a member of the Rosen College faculty at the UCF Daytona Campus.

He also was an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Tourism Management at the University of Southern Mississippi.

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Arthur Huang

Dr. Arthur Huang has an interdisciplinary background in engineering and tourism research. He is affiliated with both Rosen College of Hospitality Management and College of Engineering and Computer Science working on smart cities and smart tourism. He has B.S. in Mechanics and Automation, M.S. degrees in Urban Planning and Computer Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering focusing on transportation systems. 

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Marissa Orlowski

Dr. Marissa Orlowski joined the faculty of the Rosen College of Hospitality Management in August 2016. She received her Ph.D. in Hospitality Management, as well as a Certificate in Advanced Quantitative Methodologies in Educational and Human Sciences from the University of Central Florida. Dr. Orlowski also has an M.B.A. with an emphasis in Management from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and a B.A. in Hospitality Management from Michigan State University. Dr. Orlowski’s academic career is preceded by over 15 years of restaurant, bar, and catering management experience in the hos

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David Black

Dr. David Black has served as an instructor and lecturer at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida since 2009. Black has more than 30 years of experience in fine wine and spirits, including an intensive, five-year Master of Wine Program, studying viticulture, winery techniques, business, blind tasting and evaluation. He has also traveled extensively to major wine regions in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, and California.

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Cutting-edge  Hospitality and Tourism Research

The active research contribution of UCF’s Rosen College faculty, which represents the broad spectrum of the hospitality management industry, are well recognized and respected by their peers, making UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management one of the most influential and cutting-edge voices in hospitality and tourism research and education.

What's New

Career Fair Fall 2019 Employer Applications Open

Our next Career Fair will be on November 14, 2019.

Location: Rosen College of Hospitality Management Courtyard and Disney Dining Room

  • Interior Booth- $505 + 6.5% tax
  • Exterior Booth-  $425 + 6.5% tax
  • Additional Representative- $30
  • Cancellation Fee- $25
  • This career fair typically attracts over 90 hospitality and tourism specific employers and over 800 Rosen College students and alumni seeking internship, full time, and part time opportunities in the hospitality, entertainment, events, and senior living industry.

    To apply please complete the following Career Fair Fall 2019 Application

    Application Deadline: Friday, September 20, 2019 at 5 p.m.

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