Company: DePaul University
Location: Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States
Chris Roberts, Ph.D., Professor at DePaul University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in business management and higher education.
Attracted to the business industry due to his desire to spend his profession working with brilliant individuals and researching with scholars, Dr. Roberts meshed his love for hospitality and tourism with his love for research. Earning a Bachelor of Science in management and Bachelor of Science in finance at the University of Utah in 1975 and 1981, respectively, he subsequently received a Master of Business Administration at the University of Phoenix in 1986. After gaining prominence in the field, he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in management at the University of Massachusetts in 1995.
Commencing his career in 1972 as a supervisor at the Holiday Inns Reservation Center in Memphis, UT, Dr. Roberts subsequently served as a product manager at Mountain Bell/Qwest Communications in Salt Lake City from 1978 to 1989. Lending his expertise to the realm of academia soon thereafter, he was a professor in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst from 1993 to 2009. Since 2009, he has served as a professor at DePaul University in Chicago, IL.
The editor-in-chief of the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research since 2015, which he cites as a career highlight, Dr. Roberts has contributed myriad articles to peer-reviewed journals and edited “Perspective on Asian Leisure and Tourism.” The former president of the International Academy of Management, he also served as chair of the symposium committee of the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education from 1998 to 2002, having been named an Outstanding Peer Reviewer in 1999. As a testament to his success, he was highlighted in Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education and Who’s Who in the World.
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