Meet our Team

Learn from Industry Experts.

The Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management faculty members are first and foremost teachers. Experienced and well-connected in the hospitality industry, they bring professionally relevant knowledge to the classroom with a distinctly pragmatic focus that enhances learning. They are also thought leaders, sought-after consultants and experts for the media who challenge their students to learn and explore beyond classroom walls.

Our staff play a vital role in all Frtiz activities—from degree programming and student advising to providing top-notch event and wedding services.

Faculty Awards & Honors

The Most Awarded Faculty in Hospitality Education Since 2012

2016
The McCool Breakthrough Award

International Council on Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Education (ICHRIE) | Awarded for the school’s challenge-driven learning curriculum that includes cross-course collaborations and meaningful service learning.

C. Thomas Howard Award for Innovative Teaching
Daniels College of Business | Awarded to Dr. Cheri Young for her work incorporating refugee mentorship into her course and encouraging colleagues to partner through their courses.

Best Paper Award
West Federation CHRIE Regional Conference | Awarded to Karen Xie

2015
John Wiley & Sons Award for Innovative Teaching

ICHRIE | Awarded to Dr. Cheri Young for the refugee mentorship program embedded in her course, Managing Human Capital in Hospitality

Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence
Awarded to Karen Xie

Best Presentation Award
International Hospitality Information Technology Association | (iHITA) Annual Research Conference | Awarded to Karen Xie

2014
Best Educational Innovation

Worldwide Hospitality Awards | Awarded for the school’s work with the refugee community and for modeling corporate social responsibility for students

Best Case Research Award
International CHRIE | Awarded to H.G. Parsa

Best Paper Award
International CHRIE | Awarded to Amrik Singh 

2013
Michael D. Olsen Research Excellence Award

18th Graduate Conference on Hospitality and Tourism | Awarded to H.G. Parsa 

2012
John Wiley & Sons Award for Lifetime Achievement in Research

ICHRIE | Awarded to HG Parsa for the body of scholarship he has produced throughout his career

Faculty

Associate Professor; Director
Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management
303.871.4268
Joy Burns 339
Barron Hilton Professor of Lodging Management
Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management
303.871.3693
Joy Burns Center 337
Associate Professor
Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management
303.871.4589
Joy Burns 332
Assistant Professor
Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management
303.871.4275
Joy Burns Center, 331
Associate Professor
Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management
303.871.7671
Joy Burns Center, 330

Staff

Office Assistant
Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management
303.871.2322
Joy Burns Center 319
Office Manager
Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management
303.871.4791
Joy Burns 328
Conference Services Manager
Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management
303.871.7708
Joy Burns Center 112A
Program Manager
Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management
303.871.4752
Joy Burns Center 322
Executive Chef
Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management
303.871.2620
Joy Burns Center, Suite 112B
Project Coordinator
Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management
303.871.4535
Joy Burns Center, Room 302
Director, Sales/Specialist, Teaching Support
Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management
303.871.4438
Joy Burns 204
Sous Chef
Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management
303.871.2620
Joy Burns Center, Room 112
Director of Hospitality Career & Student Services
Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management
303.871.4266
Joy Burns 318
Senior Director of Operations
Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management
303.871.7697
Joy Burns 216A
Steward
Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management
Joy Burns Center
Assistant Director of Operations
Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management
303.871.4766
Joy Burns 218
Enrollment & Student Services Manager
Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management
303.871.4427
Joy Burns Center, Suite 320