Professor Parsa receiving the award Feb. 7.

Professor of Hospitality Management H.G. Parsa received the Amity Global Academic Excellence Award from Amity University Feb. 7, 2018. The lifetime research contribution award was presented at the 18th International Business Horizons conference held in New Delhi, India.

The award is given to an international scholar with an impeccable academic background. In addition to noting that Parsa is “highly respected in the world of hospitality academics,” the award panel stated that he was being recognized for “duly propagating the doctrine of knowledge.”

Parsa has published many papers in national and international journals and has held distinguished positions in many organizations, editorial boards and academic institutions.  

H.G. Parsa

He’s known for his seminal series of articles titled “Why Do Restaurants Fail?” published by Cornell Hospitality Quarterly and other major hospitality journals. Recently, he edited a book titled, “Sustainability, Social Responsibility and Innovations in Tourism and Hospitality.”

The award panel said he has created many benchmarks in the field of hospitality education and research, and is truly a role model for others to follow. He has mentored several scholars in the field of hospitality over the past 20 years.

Parsa is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar (2005). He holds a PhD from Virginia Tech. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research and serves on the editorial boards of seven other journals.

Amity University is the largest private university in India with more than 100,000 students with multiple campuses in three continents. It is a comprehensive university offering degree in multiple disciplines.