Kurt A. Stahura, Ph.D.

Professor & Dean

Office Location:
St. Vincent's Hall, Room 421A

Dr. Kurt A. Stahura is Dean of the world renowned College of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Niagara University. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.A.) and his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota where he graduated with high honors (Phi Kappa Phi). He comes to Niagara after serving as the Managing Director for UNLV-Singapore which is part of the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). As an administrator he has also served as an Assistant Dean, Program Director and Director for Student and Academic Affairs over the course of his academic career.

As a scholar and tenured faculty member Dr. Stahura taught courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level in organizational behavior, research methods, human resources, diversity, leadership and intercultural communication. He has conducted research on a variety of cultural and social trends in leisure, hospitality, tourism, and sport. Dr. Stahura has served as a journal editor and been on a number of editorial boards. He has chaired over 50 dissertations, master’s theses, and interdisciplinary honors projects. He has published over 40 articles appearing in regional, national and international journals and has over 130 presentations and conference keynote speeches. Dr. Stahura has also been involved extensively in executive education creating a bridge between the academy and industry. His scholarly pursuits and consulting expertise have brought him to India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Greece, Turkey and all over the United States. Dr. Stahura has also provided consulting assistance on issues surrounding program development, organizational structuring, and communication facilitation.