Awards and Honors

Awards and Honors

We are very proud of the faculty and staff at UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management who have earned various honors and awards. Our talented faculty and lift our society through their research, scholarship, creativity, work ethic and dedication to service. Go Knights! Charge On!

 

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Awards and Honors

Research Incentive Award (RIA)

The UCF Research Incentive Award (RIA) program recognizes outstanding research, scholarly, or creative activity that advances the body of knowledge in a particular field, including interdisciplinary research and collaborations.  The Research Incentive award recognizes in-unit employee contributions to UCF’s key goal of achieving international prominence in research and creative activities.

Award Year

Honoree

Department

2020-2021 Dr. Edwin Torres Areizaga, Associate Professor Department of Hospitality Services
2020-2021 Dr. Wei Wei, Associate Professor Department of Hospitality Services
2019-2020 Dr. Xiaoxiao Fu, Associate Professor Department of Tourism, Events and Attraction
2019-2020 Dr. Ady Milman, Professor Department of Tourism, Events and Attraction
2018-2019 Dr. Nan Hua, Department Chair, Professor Department of Hospitality Services
2018-2019 Dr. Fevzi Okumus, Professor Department of Hospitality Services
2017-2018 Dr. Alan Fyall, Associate Dean, Professor Department of Tourism, Events and Attraction
2017-2018 Dr. Asli Tasci, Interim Department Chair, Professor Department of Tourism, Events and Attraction
2016-2017 Dr. Manuel A. Rivera, Assistant Dean, Associate Professor Department of Food Services & Lodging Management
2015-2016 Dr. David Kwun, Associate Professor, Master’s Degree Coordinator Department of Hospitality Services
2015-2016 Dr. Ahmet Ozturk, Associate Professor Department of Hospitality Services
2015-2016 Dr. Dipendra Singh-Mann, Associate Professor Department of Hospitality Services
2015-2016 Dr. Robertico Croes, Associate Dean, Professor Department of Tourism, Events and Attractions
2014-2015 Dr. Heejung “Cheyenne” Ro, Associate Professor Department of Hospitality Services
2014-2015 Dr. Kevin Murphy, Professor Department of Hospitality Services
2013-2014 Dr. Fevzi Okumus, Professor Department of Hospitality Services
2012-2013 Dr. Khaldoon Nusair, Associate Professor Department of Hospitality Services
2011-2012 Dr. Po-Ju Chen, Associate Professor Department of Hospitality Services
2010-2011 Dr. Denver Severt, Associate Professor Department of Hospitality Services
2009-2010 Dr. Robertico Croes, Associate Dean, Professor Department of Tourism, Events & Attractions
2009-2010 Dr. Tadayuki Hara, Associate Professor Department of Tourism, Events & Attractions
2008-2009 Dr. Youcheng Wang, Professor Department of Tourism, Events & Attractions
2006-2007 Dr. Paul Rompf, Associate Professor Department of Tourism, Events & Attractions
2005-2006 Dr. Dana Tesone, Professor Department of Tourism, Events & Attractions
2004-2005 Dr. Deborah Breiter, Professor Department of Tourism, Events & Attractions
2002-2003 Dr. Randall Upchurch, Professor Department of Food Services & Lodging Management
2001-2002 Dr. Ady Milman, Professor Department of Tourism, Events & Attractions

Teaching Incentive Program (TIP)

The UCF Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) rewards teaching productivity and excellence. The TIP award recognizes in-unit employee contributions to UCF’s key goals of offering the best undergraduate education available in Florida and achieving international prominence in key programs of graduate study.

Award Year

Honoree

Department

2020-2021 Dr. Hyung-il Jung, Associate Lecturer Department of Hospitality Services
2020-2021 Ms. Deborah Weissberg, Associate Instructor Department of Hospitality Services
2020-2021 Dr. Xiaoxiao Fu, Associate Professor Department of Tourism, Events and Attraction
2019-2020 Ms. Vicki  Lavendol, Associate Instructor Department of Hospitality Services
2019-2020 Dr. Jeeyeon “Jeannie” Hahm, Associate Professor Department of Tourism, Events and Attraction
2018-2019 Dr. Wei Wei, Associate Professor Department of Hospitality Services
2018-2019 Dr. Kelly Semrad, Associate Professor Department of Tourism, Events and Attraction
2018-2019 Dr. Asli D.A. Tasci, Professor Department of Tourism, Events and Attraction
2017-2018 Dr. Cynthia Mejia, Associate Professor Department of Food Service & Lodging Management
2017-2018 Dr. Edwin Torres Areizaga, Associate Professor Department of Hospitality Services
2016-2017 Dr. Amy Gregory, Associate Professor Department of Food Service & Lodging Management
2015-2016 Dr. Jill Fjelstul, Associate Professor Department of Tourism, Events and Attraction
2014-2015 Ms. Vicki  Lavendol, Associate Instructor Department of Hospitality Services
2013-2014 Dr. Tammie Kaufman, Associate Professor Department of Food Service & Lodging Management
2013-2014 Mr. Michael “Doc” Terry, Senior Instructor Department of Food Service & Lodging Management
2013-2014 Dr. Heejung “Cheyenne” Ro, Associate Professor Department of Hospitality Services
2013-2014 Dr. Denver Severt, Associate Professor Department of Hospitality Services
2012-2013 Dr. Ady Milman, Professor Department of Tourism, Events & Attractions
2011-2012 Dr. David Kwun, Associate Professor Department of Hospitality Services
2010-2011 Dr. Jill Fjelstul, Associate Professor Department of Tourism, Events & Attractions
2010-2011 Dr. Kevin Murphy, Professor Department of Food Service & Lodging Management
2009-2010 Dr. Duncan Dickson, Associate Professor Department of Tourism, Events & Attractions
2009-2010 Dr. Hyung-il Jung, Associate Lecturer Department of Hospitality Services
2009-2010 Mr. Robert Ashley, Program Director, Instructor Department of Food Service & Lodging Management
2008-2009 Dr. Denver Severt, Associate Professor Department of Hospitality Services
2006-2007 Dr. Po-Ju Chen, Associate Professor Department of Tourism, Events & Attractions
2005-2006 Dr. Dana Tesone, Professor Department of Tourism, Events & Attractions
2004-2005 Dr. Christopher Muller, Professor Department of Hospitality Services
2002-2003 Dr. Ady Milman, Professor Department of Tourism, Events & Attractions
2001-2002 Mr. Robert Ashley, Program Director, Instructor Department of Food Service & Lodging Management

Excellence Awards

There are several UCF excellence awards categories.

  • The Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award recognizes outstanding graduate-level teaching.
  • The Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award recognizes outstanding undergraduate-level teaching.
  • The Excellence in Research Awards presented by the University Research Council and the Office of the Vice President for Research.
  • The Excellence in Faculty Academic Advising awards to recognize the outstanding efforts of UCF’s faculty advisors in retaining undergraduate students, improving communication of information to peers and students, and helping undergraduate students realize their potential.
  • The Division of Student Learning and Academic Success sponsors the Pegasus Advisor award to recognize the outstanding efforts that UCF’s professional academic advisors play in retaining students, providing accurate and timely information to students, creating a caring and supportive environment, and helping students realize their potential. Prior to 2020 the award was known as the UCF Award for Excellence in Professional Academic Advising.

 

Award Year 2020-2021

Honoree

2020-21 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Mr. Ray Eddy, Instructor
2020-21 Excellence in Graduate Teaching Dr. Xiaoxiao Fu, Associate Professor
2020-21 Excellence in Research Dr. Wei Wei, Associate Professor

Award Year 2019-2020

Honoree

2019-20 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Dr. Wei Wei, Associate Professor
2019-20 Excellence in Graduate Teaching Dr. Jeeyeon “Jeannie” Hahm, Associate Professor
2019-20 Excellence in Research Dr. Edwin Torres Areizaga, Associate Professor

Award Year 2018-2019

Honoree

2018-2019 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Dr. Asli D.A. Tasci, Professor
2018-2019  Excellence in Graduate Teaching Dr. Asli D.A. Tasci, Professor
2018-2019 Excellence in Research Dr. Xiaoxiao Fu, Associate Professor

Award Year 2017-2018

Honoree

2017-2018 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Dr. Murat Kizildag, Associate Professor
2017-2018 Excellence in Graduate Teaching Dr. Amy Gregory, Associate Professor
2017-2018 Excellence in Research Dr. Nan Hua, Department Chair, Professor

Award Year 2016-2017

Honoree

2016-2017 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Dr. Manuel Rivera, Associate Professor
2016-2017 Excellence in Graduate Teaching Dr. Alan Fyall,  Professor
2016-2017 Excellence in Research Dr. Juhee Kang, Associate Professor

Award Year 2015-2016

Honoree

2015-2016 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Dr. Jill Fjelstul, Associate Professor
2015-2016 Excellence in Graduate Teaching Dr. Fevzi Okumus, Professor
2015-2016 Excellence in Research Dr. Asli D.A. Tasci, Professor
The University Award for Excellence in Professional
Academic Advising
Ms. Vanessa Cogswell, Academic Advisor