Cynthia Mejia

Dr. Cynthia Mejia

Interim Dean; Associate Professor


Dr. Cynthia Mejia CV

Expertise: Hospitality Organizational Management and Food & Beverage Operations Management

Dr. Cynthia Mejia is an Associate Professor in 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.  She received her Ph.D. in Hospitality Administration from Texas Tech University, a Master’s degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California. In addition to this academic training, Dr. Mejia is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York.

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. Her publications and areas of research include: human resource management, cross-cultural organizational management, technology acceptance in hospitality organizations, green facilities management, empathy across the services industries, and hospitality education.

At UCF Rosen College, Dr. Mejia teaches Food Supply Chain Management, Facilities Management, Techniques of Food Preparation, and Culture & Cuisine.

A Clearinghouse of Covid-19 Resources

Dr. Deborah Breiter, and Dr. Cynthia Mejia collaborated on a research team with UCF’s Targeted Research Training Program (TRT), through the UCF College of Sciences Department of Psychology. Core TRT faculty and students created a website, featuring a variety of resources for those hospitality workers affected by Covid-19. The project is funded through a grant received through National Institute for Occupational Safety (NIOSH/ERC).  Learn more HERE.  To find out more about the resources made possible through the grant visit the clearinghouse of information website.