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Jeff Beck

Associate Director, Associate Professor
Department: The School of Hospitality Business
Eppley Center
667 N Shaw Ln Rm 203
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 884-1579
Curriculum Vitae
  • Biography
    Jeff Beck has over 20 years of experience in the lodging industry. His industry experience includes 10 years with Marriott Hotels, Resorts, and Suites in various management positions. In 1989, Beck was on the opening management team of the San Francisco Marriott, a 1500-room convention hotel. He was honored with the Director of Services of the Year award, Northwest Region, for his outstanding performance and achievements. 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 has presented continuing education seminars to industry professionals sponsored by the Hilton School of Hotel and Restaurant Administration, University of Houston. He received his doctorate from Purdue University where he also taught Meeting and Convention Management, Guest Service Management and Lodging Management. At Oklahoma State University he was the Charles Lanphere Professor of Hotel Administration, recognized twice as Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor. He has written several research articles and is currently chair of the Scientific Paper Review Committee of the International Council of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Educators. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Marketing from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, and his Master's degree from Purdue University.

Related News:

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