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Professor Elected President of Hospitality and Tourism Council

August 7, 2012

Josette Katz, professor of hospitality management at Atlantic Cape Community College, has been elected to serve a one-year term as president of the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE), the global advocate of hospitality and tourism education for schools, colleges and universities. 

 “It is an honor to be recognized among my colleagues and elected to this office. I hope to increase membership of two-year schools’ faculty in this organization and further work to have additional industry involvement in the organization,” Katz said.

Katz served as vice president-elect of ICHRIE from 2011-2012, and she serves as commissioner for both the Commission for Accreditation in Hospitality Management and Distance Education and Training Council.

The Linwood resident has taught courses in hospitality management and business at Atlantic Cape for 28 years. During this time, she has also served as dean of academic resources and associate dean of instruction and chair of the business department. Some of her major accomplishments include: creating numerous hybrid and online courses at Atlantic Cape, establishing the first state-wide office of Adjunct Faculty Support, and designing a comprehensive evaluation process for full- and part-time faculty. Katz specializes in curriculum development, course assessment, program review and community outreach.

Katz earned a Doctor of Education in Educational Administration from Nova Scoutheastern University, a Master of Business Administration from Monmouth University and a Bachelor of Art in History from George Washington University.