Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year

Dr. Seyhmus Baloglu, PhD, CHE

Dr. Seyhmus Baloglu, PhD, CHE is a professor and Harrah Distinguished Chair in the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration. He holds an MBA from Hawaii Pacific University and a doctoral degree in hospitality marketing from Virginia Tech University. He is a certified hospitality educator (CHE) by American Lodging Association and certified Total Quality Management facilitator.

Dr. Baloglu has been consistently included in citation report articles in the literature, as one of the most frequently cited scholars and significant contributors to the hospitality and tourism literature. His research credentials have earned him both an international reputation and placement on the editorial boards of more than ten hospitality and tourism journals.

Dr. Baloglu is a faculty member with few peers. He is an outstanding scholar, researcher, writer, and mentor to both faculty and graduate students. His work ethic serves as an inspiration to junior faculty members and doctoral students alike. He is a valuable member of the campus community who truly believes his work has the potential to change a student’s life.

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