Faculty

Scott A. Beahen, MBA

Expert in Residence & 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. 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 to know...

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Youngsoo Choi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Academic Associate Dean

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

Dr. Choi is the Interim Dean and associate professor at the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management.  He joined Niagara University in Fall 2013 as an assistant professor, and has taught several different courses across three majors that the College is currently offering at both undergraduate and graduate level. Dr. Choi...

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Deborah T. Curtis, DBA, CMP

Expert in Residence & Executive Director of the Brennan Center/International Relations

Phone:
(716)286-8711
Fax:
(716)286-8303
Office Location:
DePaul Hall, Room 133A
Fax:
(716)286-8303

Deborah Tallman Curtis has been a leader in the hospitality industry for almost thirty years. Dr. Curtis is the executive director of the Brennan Center/International Relations Office at Niagara University; she previously led their Hospitality Training & Research Center. Her hotel industry experience ranges from ownership of a 60 room property...

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Peter J. Florczak

Expert in Residence

Phone:
(716)286-8270

A born and raised Buffalonian, Peter began his hospitality career at the Statler Hotel which at the time was a 1000 room facility in downtown Buffalo. With a Business and Marketing degree from the University of Buffalo Florczak worked his way up in the industry working at various hotels around...

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Troy N. Hengst, Ed.D.

Expert in Residence

Phone:
(716)286-8270

*Background* (Professional) MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas – Hotel Operations Trainer Stratosphere Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas – Assistant Hotel Manager Rio Suites Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas – Rooms Inventory Coordinator Rudra Management & Best Western Hotel, Buffalo, NY – General Manager and Area Director of Operations and...

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Chang Huh, Ph.D., CHE, CHIA

Professor & Coordinator of Hotel & Restaurant and Tourism & Event Programs

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

Dr. Chang Huh is a professor in the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Niagara University. He teaches courses in Hotel and Restaurant Marketing, Strategy, 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...

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Cristina Masucci , MS, CPLP, CHE, CHT

Expert in Residence

Phone:
(716)286-8270

Cristina Masucci is a lifelong Western New Yorker with progressive leadership experience in learning and talent development, human resources and operations management for multinational organizations specializing in the hospitality, food service, and financial services industries. As a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP), she enjoys partnering with organizations committed to...

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Linda S. Roth

Expert in Residence

Phone:
(716)286-8270

As Owner of Roth Consulting Group, Inc., I have accumulated thirty years’ experience in the Foodservice Design industry. My food service facility design career started in the local food service dealer community, extended to a food service facility design consultant based out of Toronto Canada, before I opened my own...

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Paul D. Waite

Expert in Residence

Phone:
(716)286-8270

Paul began teaching at Niagara University in the summer of 1979 for the College of Business Administration. He taught classes in Financial & Managerial Accounting, Intermediate & Cost Accounting, Auditing, Advanced Accounting & Governmental & Not-for-Profit Accounting. After joining the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, he teaches the Hospitality Industry...

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