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.