Department: The School of Hospitality Business
Office: 242 Eppley Center
A.J. Singh is the International Lodging, Finance and Real Estate Professor in The School of Hospitality Business. In 1998, Singh completed a two-year research project (as part of his doctoral dissertation). The study made a major contribution to the literature by predicting the structure of the U.S. Lodging industry and its future sources of financing. An integral part of this project involved working closely with 38 industry leaders representing the lodging, real estate and financial services industries. The research has since been published (and accepted for publication) in key academic and industry publications such as the International Journal of Hospitality Management, Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly, Travel and Tourism Analyst, Journal of Lending and Credit Risk Management, Bottomline, Lodging, and Hotel Tourism Review (Publication of the Swiss Hotel Industry). In partnership with industry and other faculty colleagues, Singh's goal is to establish The School of Hospitality Business as the leading solution provider for issues and problems related to International Lodging Operations, and Real Estate Finance.
Singh earned his undergraduate from the University of Delhi in India. His MS degree was from Purdue University in Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Management and Ph.D. in Park, Recreation and Tourism from Michigan State University. He is an active member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), Hospitality Asset Managers Association (HAMA), Urban Land Institute (ULI) Association of Hospitality Financial Management Education (AHFME).
Research Interests include International Hotel Development and Management, Hospitality Business Real Estate Investments and Financial Management. The common theme across the research interests in Value Creation.