Why Choose Rosen College of Hospitality Management?
UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management, located in Orlando, Florida, #1 tourist destination in America, offers students an unrivaled opportunity to learn and work in the heart of hospitality. Named the nation’s best, and No. 2 in world, the hospitality college has consistently moved up in the ShanghaiRankings’ survey over the last three years. We educate the next generation of industry leaders through internationally-recognized faculty, innovative academic programs, cutting-edge research and strong industry and community partnerships who deliver a global perspective on hospitality, event management, entertainment management, restaurant and foodservice management, lodging, senior living management and tourism. 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 undergraduate students, the college is one of the largest and fastest-growing hospitality programs in the nation.
Rated in the nation by the 2020 ShanghaiRankings’ listing of 500 of the world’s top universities for hospitality and tourism programs in the world; 2nd globally.
More than $225,000 in scholarships awarded annually
72 full-time faculty; 38 adjuncts; 64 staff
97% job placement rate upon graduation
5 Highly-respected research journals for hospitality and tourism and 1 research magazine
Our faculty members represent 17 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 online Restaurant and Foodservice Management B.S. program has been ranked No. 8 nationally by U.S. News & World Report, read all about UCF’s top rankings, and we’re 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
Amy M. Gregory
Dr. Gregory joined UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management in August 2012. Dr. Gregory’s research focuses on consumer behavior in the lodging context; more specifically concentrated on the unique aspects of the timeshare and mixed use segments of the greater lodging industry. Dr. Gregory’s academic career was preceded by more than 25 years of international sales, marketing and business development experience in the lodging and services industries – the last 10 of which included global revenue management responsibility with the Marriott Corporation.
Dr. Xiaoxiao Fu holds a Ph.D. degree in Tourism Management from Purdue University, a Master’s degree in Marketing from the Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from China’s Peking University. Prior to her academic appointments, Dr. Fu has several years of industry experience in market research and marketing communications.
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.
Dr. Alan Fyall is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, the Visit Orlando Endowed Chair, the Interim Chair of the Tourism, Events and Attractions Department and Graduate Programs’ Director at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida, and is a member of UCF’s National Center for Integrated Coastal Research. Dr. Fyall is also Interim Chair for the Touism, Events and Attractions Department. He has published widely in the areas of tourism and destination marketing and management including 22 books.
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 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.
VR in Tourism: A New Call for Virtual Tourism Experience amid and after the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Carissa Baker, Ph.D., University of Central Florida
Virtual reality has become a more common phenomenon in both destination marketing and on-site experience. This conceptual article aims at clarifying virtual experience in tourism, discussing the main antecedents and outcomes of virtual experience, and proposing a conceptual model of virtual tourism experience.
Sustainable tourism consumer: socio-demographic, psychographic and behavioral characteristics.
Alan Fyall, Ph.D., University of Central Florida
This study aims to uncover socio-demographic, psychographic and behavioral characteristics of sustainable consumers as a means to advance the demand for sustainability practices by the tourism and hospitality industry. The model test results provide a clear profile of sustainable tourism consumers in socio-demographic, psychographic and behavioral domains for the industry to respond to.
Rosen Research Review summer 2022
It’s here! The sixth issue of the Rosen Research Review, a publication of UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management, in partnership with Research Features has just been released. Read it NOW! We’re back with new insights in 10 new research-based articles.
In this issue, read the article on cleaning restaurants and indoor air quality. We also share an article on how rural destinations can create memorable experiences for guests and one for travelers with disabilities who need occupational therapists.
This issue’s industry leader article focuses on Gregory Elias, an entertainment management titan. Elias is the president and founder of Top Stop Music and helped establish the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management’s Entertainment Management degree program. Elias has a lot to say about the face of entertainment, festivals, music and films.
The magazine as always is available electronically. You may read, save, bookmark and share the content. A great READ!
In the News
UCF Hospitality Researchers’ Expertise Is Tapped for Global Sustainable Tourism Report
The work is being presented this week at the United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, which world leaders are attending.
Turning Events into Careers
UCF’s new master’s program in event leadership will bring a world of experience to the epicenter of this fast-growing industry.
2022 UCF Medical Grad Putting Service at Forefront in Medicine
As part of the UCF College of Medicine’s 10th graduating class, Michael Chiang ’20MS is the first Knight to earn a dual degree in medicine and hospitality.