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Jeff Beck

Associate Professor
Department: The School of Hospitality Business
Eppley Center
667 N Shaw Ln Rm E428
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 884-1579
Curriculum Vitae
  • Biography

    Dr. Jeff Beck is an Associate Professor in The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University, where he teaches courses in sales, event planning, and revenue management. His research interests include revenue management, sales management and ethics in hospitality. Dr. Beck is President for the International Council of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Educators (ICHRIE). He is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, a top tier journal in hospitality research.

    Before coming to MSU, Dr. Beck was on the faculty at Oklahoma State University, where, as an assistant professor, he held the Charles Lanphere Professorship in lodging management, and served on OSU’s Truman Scholars selection committee.
    Dr. Beck has over 20 years of experience in the lodging industry; this experience includes 10 years with Marriott Lodging in various management positions. In 1989, Beck was on the opening management team of the San Francisco Marriott, a 1500-room convention hotel.and was honored with the Director of Services of the Year for the Northwest Region, He later moved to the Marriott regional office in San Ramon, California as a TQM Facilitator where he worked with the 17 hotel executive committees in the Northwest Region to develop strategic initiatives for each hotel. He earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, his master’s degree in HTM, and his doctorate in instructional design/education from Purdue University.
  • Awards
    • Stephenson Fletcher Award
      Recognizes an individual educator or trainer for outstanding achievement in the field of hospitality and tourism education.
  • Media Mentions

Related News:

Spartans dive into data analytics at Hilton Hackathon 
MSU and Hilton cohosted a weekend-long event for students to solve problems and connect with industry leaders.
Hospitality Business associate professor takes on international leadership role 
Jeff Beck, professor in The School of Hospitality Business, is now the 73rd president of the ICHRIE.
2017 Industry Greats Recognized at Celebration of Leadership 
The School of Hospitality Business Alumni Association gathered to recognize and celebrate the greats of our industry.
Visiting Leader: Gregg Chapman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts 
Jeff Beck and Lu Zhang provided a joint classroom experience to students of their two classes Delivers Innovative Investments Across Michigan 
Amazon’s footprint in Michigan innovation continues growing – and shows no sign of a slowdown.
Dr. Sara Parks (MBA ’70) Receives Alumni Association Lifetime Academic Achievement Award from The School of Hospitality Business at MSU 
Alumni, faculty, and family honored Dr. Sara Parks with the Alumni Association’s Lifetime Academic Achievement Awards.
Dr. Jeff Beck Receives the Stevenson W. Fletcher Award at ICHRIE 
Dr. Beck has over 20 years of experience in the lodging industry.
Student Leaders Attend National PCMA Convention 
Twenty members of the student chapter of Professional Convention Management Association traveled to Chicago.
Awards Roll in for PCMA Chapter in The School of Hospitality Business at MSU 
For the second year in a row, the chapter was named one of two Student Chapters of the Year by the national PCMA
Faculty Contribute at ICHRIE Conference 
Faculty members traveled to the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education conference