Why Choose Rosen College of Hospitality Management?
UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management, located in Orlando, Florida, offers students an unrivaled opportunity to learn and work in the heart of hospitality. Named the nation’s #1 college for research and hospitality education by the 2022 ShanghaiRankings’ survey, UCF Rosen College is committed to providing an environment where we educate the next generation of industry leaders through internationally-recognized faculty, innovative academic programs, cutting-edge research, and strong industry and community partnerships, while delivering a global perspective on hospitality management, event management, entertainment management, lodging and restaurant management, and senior living management. Tour our Campus in this Video , See What Students and Industry Partners Have to Say About this Unique College Experience , Find Out What Makes Our Programs Special and Learn More About Admissions!
The most comprehensive program of its kind with degrees in:
With more than 3,000 students, the college is one of the largest and fastest-growing hospitality programs in the nation.
Ranked in the United States by the 2023 ShanghaiRankings’ listing of 500 of the world’s top universities for hospitality and tourism programs in the world.
More than $225,000 in scholarships awarded annually
68 full-time faculty; 18 adjuncts; 31 staff
97% job placement rate upon graduation
8 Highly-respected research journals for hospitality and tourism and 1 research magazine
Our faculty members represent 18 different countries and are recognized globally for their research, teaching skills and professional experience. Take a look at the Faculty Directory and learn why Rosen College is a top choice for higher education. Our programs are highly ranked because of our skilled faculty. Our Restaurant and Foodservice Management B.S. program is ranked No. 8 in the nation for Best Online Business Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report. Read all about UCF’s top rankings. We’re also tops in the nation in the Shanghai Rankings. We welcome International Students. Visit this page to learn more. Study Here! Grow Here!
Meet the Faculty
Yan 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.
Dr. Cynthia Mejia is an Associate Professor and the Interim Chair of the Department of Foodservice and Lodging Management. Dr. Mejia served as a faculty member in this department at UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management since 2013. Dr. Mejia has over 20 years of industry experience in F&B and hotel operations management, primarily working for luxury brands both in the U.S. and in Singapore.
Gisele Canova is an Instructor and Internship Coordinator at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management. Gisele is a skilled Hospitality professional with over 20 years of experience within the Tourism and Hospitality industry. She started her Tourism career organizing and guiding multilingual tours throughout Brazil and South America, but eventually realized that her passion was Hospitality where she went on to fulfill several operational roles for various companies, including Disney, Hilton, Loews Hotels, Orient-Express, and Sheraton.
Dr. Suja Chaulagain joined UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management as an Assistant Professor in August 2019. Dr. Chaulagain’s work experience spans over diverse fields of hospitality management, health care management, hospital administration and retail and she served in various management positions at hospitals, health clinics, restaurants and retail companies. She teaches courses in the Senior Living Management BS degree program.
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. Research currently featured includes articles published in 2021 and 2022, and also articles from the Rosen Research Review magazine, which can be read HERE. The full gamut of research conducted by Rosen College Faculty may be found on STARS.
PROMOTING ACCESSIBLE TOURISM AT MEGA-EVENTS - Bridging the disability-attitude gap: Rosen Research Review Winter 2023
Dr. Michael B. Duignan & Dr. Alan Fyall, University of Central Florida
Highlighting Japan’s efforts to promote inclusive tourism for Persons with Disabilities (PwD), their collaborative study highlights the tourism sector’s ongoing gaps. They argue that mega-events like the Olympics can be pivotal in driving inclusivity, addressing both physical and social barriers. Dive into this revealing examination of the interplay between tourism, events, and societal change.
CAN HUMOR HELP SELL A TOURIST DESTINATION ONLINE?: Rosen Research Review, Winter 2023
Dr. Maksim Godovykh & Dr. Xiaoxiao Fu, University of Central Florida
Destination marketers pack a lot into their websites, assuming potential visitors want detailed information. But perhaps they’re missing a simple trick to attracting the attention of potential travelers and getting them to connect with what’s on offer: a dash of humor. But humor is a double-edged sword; experimenting with it can be potentially damaging.
7TH WORLD RESEARCH SUMMIT FOR HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM
Resilience, Recovery, and Reshaping
8-11 December 2023 | Rosen College of Hospitality Management, Orlando Florida, USA
We are very excited to bring you back to the World Research Summit, face to face, to the beautiful UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management in the Sunshine State of Florida! Visit the conference website.
Exciting news! The ninth issue of the Rosen Research Review, presented by UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management in partnership with Research Features, is out now. Delve into 12 new research-based articles for insightful reads.
Check it out today!
In the News
53 Faculty Scholars Honored at 4th Biennial Faculty Authors’ Celebration
This year’s celebration recognized faculty from across eight colleges, the library and the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning.
UCF Rosen College Study Reveals Economic Impact of Florida’s Red Tide on Tourism
One of the most striking conclusions of the study is the relationship between the severity of red tide blooms and their economic impact on tourism.
With World-Class Faculty and Unrivaled Industry Partnerships, UCF’s Rosen College Again Ranks No. 1 in Nation
With ShanghaiRanking’s latest release, UCF’s hospitality management, transportation science and public administration programs rank among the nation’s best.