Melissa A. Bankroff, M.A., teaches HB 201: Hospitality Business Professional Development I and HB 307: Hospitality Human Resources; and previously taught HB 401: Hospitality Business Professional Development II. Additionally, she serves as the graduate programs coordinator and graduate student advisor.
Ms. Bankroff holds a BA and MA from Michigan State University where she studied Anthropology (College of Social Science) and earned an Asian Studies Certificate from MSU's Asian Studies Center. Prior to joining The School of Hospitality Business in 2009, Ms. Bankroff held positions in various administrative and academic units including International Studies and Programs Dean's Office, Center for Integrative Studies in Social Science, Office of Admissions and Scholarships, and the departments of English (College of Arts and Letters) and Food Science and Human Nutrition (College of Agriculture and Natural Resources).
Ms. Bankroff's knowledge and experience enable her to effectively provide instruction, academic advising, skill building, career development and other services that support students in reaching their academic and professional goals.
In her leisure time, Ms. Bankroff enjoys spending time with her family and pets. She also enjoys gardening, hiking, painting, and cooking (and eating!) cuisine inspired by her Southern roots.