Faculty

Scott A. Beahen, MBA

Director of Foodservice Operations

Phone:
(716) 286-8270
Fax:
(716) 286-8277
Office Location:
St. Vincent's Hall Room 404
Fax:
(716) 286-8277

Scott A. Beahen is a director of foodservice operations for the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Niagara University. In this position, he oversees and teaches two core courses, MHR 341: Food Preparation Principles and MHR 343: Menu Planning and Commercial food Production. With these two courses, the students are exposed to what they need...

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William D. Frye, Ph.D., CHE

Associate Professor & Executive Editor of The Rooms Chronicle

Phone:
(716) 286-8274
Fax:
(716) 286-8277
Office Location:
St. Vincent's Hall, Room 414
Fax:
(716) 286-8277

William Frye is an Associate Professor at Niagara University’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management and a doctoral graduate from the School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Recreation Management at The Pennsylvania State University. He teaches classes in hotel and resort management, hospitality and tourism law, and club management, and is the professor in charge of Niagara University’s...

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Chang Huh, Ph.D., CHE

Associate Professor

Phone:
(716) 286-8223
Fax:
(716) 286-8277
Office Location:
St. Vincent's Hall, Room 415
Fax:
(716) 286-8277

Chang Huh is an associate professor in the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Niagara University. He teaches courses in Hotel and Restaurant Marketing, Analytical Methods, and Global Marketing for Hospitality and Tourism. His philosophy of teaching is “practical knowledge and skills for life,” which means that in all of his courses, he connects subjects...

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Joseph Scarcelli, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone:
(716) 286-8281
Fax:
(716) 286-8277
Office Location:
St. Vincent's Hall, Room 424
Fax:
(716) 286-8277

Joseph Scarcelli is an assistant professor in the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management. He teaches classes in restaurant operations and sanitation, foodservice cost control, foodservice purchasing, research methods, beverage management, and food, wine and culture. Prior to joining the faculty at Niagara University, Dr. Scarcelli taught for more than eight years at Purdue University, both as...

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Youngsoo Choi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone:
(716) 286-8269
Fax:
(716) 286-8277
Office Location:
St. Vincent's Hall Room 413
Fax:
(716) 286-8277

Dr. Choi joined Niagara University in Fall 2013 after he taught at Rosen College of Hospitality Management of University of Central Florida for several years. While he worked at UCF, he taught hospitality human resource management, destination management & marketing, tourism management, international tourism management, and research methodology courses. He teaches Human Resources Management, Marketing of Hotels...

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Deborah T. Curtis, DBA, CMP

Adjunct Professor & Director of Center for Events and Management Development

Phone:
(716) 286-8711
Fax:
(716) 286-8707
Office Location:
O'Shea Suite B 23
Fax:
(716) 286-8707

Deborah Tallman Curtis has been a leader in the hospitality industry for almost thirty years. Dr. Curtis is the Director of the Center for Events and Management Development at Niagara University; she previously led their Hospitality Training & Research Center. Her hotel industry experience ranges from ownership of a 60 room property to Director of Sales...

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