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Jeffery Elsworth

Associate Professor
Department: The School of Hospitality Business
Office:
Eppley Center
667 N Shaw Ln Rm 243
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 884-1577
Curriculum Vitae
  • Biography
    Jeffery Elsworth, PhD is the Associate Professor of Hospitality Business Entrepreneurship in The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University. He comes by his interest in foodservice operations honestly as he was a successful manager, general manager and franchise trainer of managers for 20 years before turning to academics. Jeff’s experience in the restaurant industry gives him a unique perspective, which he uses in the classroom to teach his students the essential skills needed for success in the foodservice and hospitality industry.

    Jeff’s research interests include customer perceptions of restaurant ownership, hospitality entrepreneurship, foodservice purchasing, foodservice operations, food safety and foodservice inspection media reporting issues, hospitality wage determinants, and hospitality small business finance issues.

    Dr. Elsworth presently teaches Introduction to Hospitality Business Ownership and Entrepreneurship, Advanced Hospitality Business Ownership and Entrepreneurship, Introduction to Food and Beverage Management, Facilities Maintenance and Systems Management, and Introduction to Hospitality Business as well as a Foodservice Industry module for the Masters level Food Protection and Defense course offered by Michigan State’s Food Safety and Toxicology Center. Dr. Elsworth has previously taught courses in Food Safety and Nutrition, Quality Management, Advanced Foodservice Operation, Quantity Food Production Systems, and a Master level course in Hospitality Facility Planning and Design.

    Dr. Elsworth presently serves as the Chair of The School of Hospitality Business’ Undergraduate Programs Committee, and The School’s representative on the Broad College Advisory Council. At the University level Dr. Elsworth serves on the Michigan State University Union Advisory Board, the University Committee on Student Affairs, and as a rotating chair for the University Academic Integrity Hearing Board.

    Dr. Elsworth has worked on numerous projects related to entrepreneurship, restaurant ownership, and restaurant management in the Mid-Michigan area and has consulted with numerous hospitality businesses on start-up issues and operations management.

    Jeff earned his Bachelor of Science (’81), Masters of Science (’98) and PhD (’01) degrees in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.
  • Publications
    Article
    Elsworth, J. (2011) Hospitality Students"™ Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Entrepreneurship, International Council of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Educators Conference Proceedings, Denver, CO, July 28, 2011.
    Article
    Elsworth, J. (2010, January 17). Jocks and Jills: The case of the restaurant turnaround, United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference Proceedings (CD), Nashville, TN, January 17, 2010.
    Article
    Borchgrevink, C. P., Elsworth, J. D., Taylor, S. E. & Christensen, K. L. (2009). Food Intolerances, Food Allergies, and Restaurants. Journal of Culinary Science & Technology, 7(4), 259-284.
    Article
    Cichy, R., Beck, J. & Elsworth, J. (2009, April 15). Six Practices of Hotel Entrepreneurship. Lodging Hospitality, p. 30-34.
    Article
    Elsworth, J., Beck, J. & Cichy, R. (2008, Fall). Think like an owner: Identifying the characteristics that are important for ownership-like-thought in the hospitality industry. FIU Hospitality Review, 26(2), 26-42.
    Article
    Saengratwatchara, S. & Elsworth, J. (2008). Antecedents of Intention to Adopt Web-Based Computer Aided Facility Management System. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 36(4), 350-357.
    Article
    Knutson, B., Beck, J. & Elsworth, J. (2006). The Two Dimensions of Restaurant Selection Important to the Mature Market. Journal of Hospitality & Leisure Marketing, 14 (3), 33-45.
    Article
    Knutson, B., Elsworth, J. & Beck, J. (2006). Restaurant Discounts for Seniors: Perceptions of the Mature Market. Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly, 47 (1), 61-74.
    Article
    Schmidgall, R., Ninemeier, J. & Elsworth, J. (2005, Spring). Financial information presented at private club board meetings. Praxis: Journal of Applied Hospitality Management, 7 (1), 34-51.
    Article
    Cichy, R., Elsworth, J. & Eils, L. (2005, Spring). Fresh Food Vending Trends and Practices. FIU Hospitality Review, 23 (1), 19-27.
    Article
    Cichy, R., Elsworth, J. & Eils, L. (2005, Fall). Fresh Food Vending Trends and Practices. InTouch, p. 2.
    Article
    Cichy, R., Elsworth, J. & Eils, L. (2005, September). Branded Products, Astute Drivers Are Key To Food Vending Success, Vending Times, 45 (9), p. 35, 37.
    Article
    Elsworth, J., Schmidgall, R. & Ninemeier, J. (2005, April). Presenting financial information to club boards of directors. Club Management, 84 (2), 16-25.
    Article
    Elsworth, J., Schmidgall, R. & Ninemeier, J. (2004, April). Private club finance committees: Composition and responsibilities. Club Management, 83 (2), 32-38.
    Article
    Elsworth, J. (2003). Determinants of wages in the food service industry. Praxis: The Journal of Applied Hospitality Management, 6 (1), 72-84.
    Book
    Cichy, R. & Elsworth, J. (2007). Purchasing for Food Service Operations. Lansing, MI: Educational Institute of the American Hotel & Lodging Association.
    In proceedings
    Elsworth, J. (2012). Case Studies in Entrepreneurship: Best practices for publication. United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference, New Orleans, LA, January 14, 2012.
    In proceedings
    Elsworth, J. (2011) Hospitality Students"™ Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Entrepreneurship, International Council of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Educators Conference Proceedings, Denver, CO, July 28, 2011.
    In proceedings
    Elsworth, J. (2010) Jocks and Jills: The case of the restaurant turnaround, Great Lakes Hospitality & Tourism Educators Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, April 2011.
    In proceedings
    Elsworth, J. (2010) Pricing: How much should I charge?, Innovation Club for Entrepreneurs, East Lansing, MI February 2, 2010.
    In proceedings
    Elsworth, J. (2010) Jocks and Jills: The case of the restaurant turnaround, United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference, Nashville, TN, January 17, 2010.
    In proceedings
    Elsworth, J. (2009) Industry Perspectives on Food Safety, Food Safety and Toxicology Center workshop, June 16, 2009.
    In proceedings
    Elsworth, J. (2009). Six Practices of Entrepreneurial Thought and Behavior for Thinking Like an Owner, Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART), Portland, OR, March 9, 2009.
    In proceedings
    Elsworth, J. (2008). Empowering the Next Entrepreneurial Generation: Entrepreneurship Education and Curriculum, EnGen Conference, East Lansing, MI, November 7, 2008.
    In proceedings
    Elsworth, J. (2008). Establishing a foundation for entrepreneurial learning: Balancing classroom and experiential learning, Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw, MI, September 19, 2008.
    In proceedings
    Elsworth, J. & Gollan, J. (2008, July). A Model for Measuring Restaurant Density. Presented at the I-CHRIE Conference, Atlanta, GA, July 31, 2008.
    In proceedings
    Elsworth, J. Beck, J. & Cichy, R. (2008, July). Using Qualitative Inquiry to Inform Hospitality Entrepreneurship Education. Presented at the I-CHRIE Conference, Atlanta, GA, July 31, 2008.
    In proceedings
    Elsworth, J. (2006, July). New restaurant clustering: The lifestyle center effect. Presented at the I-CHRIE Conference, Washington, D.C., July 27, 2006.
    In proceedings
    Elsworth, J., Beck, J. & Cichy, R. (2005, July). Teaching Hospitality Students to "˜Think Like an Owner"™: Identifying entrepreneurial characteristics that can be taught to students in a hospitality curriculum. Presented at the I-CHRIE Conference, Las Vegas, NV, July 28, 2005.
    In proceedings
    Elsworth, J., Beck, J. & Cichy, R. (2005, April). Teaching Hospitality Students to "˜Think Like an Owner"™: Identifying entrepreneurial characteristics that can be taught to students in a hospitality curriculum. Presented at the CHRIE Great Lakes Hospitality Research Conference, Indianapolis, IN April 9, 2005.
    In proceedings
    Elsworth, J. (2005, April). Teaching students about the restaurant industry: Tools and projects that can be applied in an introductory restaurant business course. Presented at the CHRIE Great Lakes Hospitality Research Conference, Indianapolis, IN April 9, 2005.
    In proceedings
    Elsworth, J. (2004, April). New restaurant clustering: The lifestyle center effect. Presented at the CHRIE Great Lakes Hospitality Research Conference, Ypsilanti, MI. April 17, 2004.
    In proceedings
    Elsworth, J. & Schmidgall, R. (2004, April). Financial information presented at private club board meetings. Presented at the CHRIE Great Lakes Hospitality Research Conference, Ypsilanti, MI. April 17, 2004.
    In proceedings
    Elsworth, J. Singh, A.J. & Knutson, B. (2003, August). Analyzing guest satisfaction in the U.S. lodging industry: Using the ACSI model as a service quality scoreboard. Presented at the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (CHRIE) Conference (refereed proceedings). August 6-9, 2003.
    In proceedings
    Elsworth, J., Beck, J., Singh, A.J., Knutson, B. & Cichy, R. (2003, August). Future events and their impact on the U.S. hospitality industry. Presented at the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (CHRIE) Conference (refereed proceedings). August 6-9, 2003.
    In proceedings
    Hu, C., Bai, B., Elsworth, J. & Countryman, C. (2003, June). Understanding Consumer Behavior through Online Vacation Planning. Presented at the 2003 Annual Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) Conference (refereed proceedings), June 15-18, 2003. St. Louis, MO.
    In proceedings
    Elsworth, J. (2002, September). What are public health officials"™ attitudes toward the media reporting of foodservice inspection reports?" Presented to the National Conference for Food Safety Educators, Orlando, FL.
    In proceedings
    Elsworth, J. (2001). Determinants of wages in the food service industry. Presentation at the 6th Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism., Atlanta, GA.
  • Courses
    • HB 267: Introduction to Food & Beverage Management
    • HB 358: Introduction to Hospitality Ownership and Entrepre
    • HB 349: Facilities and Maintenance Systems for Hospitality
    • HB 458: Advanced Hospitality Ownership and Entrepreneurshi
    • HB 415: Managing for Quality in Hospoitality Business
    • HB 100: Introduction to Hospitality Business

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