Hospitality Management

Student Resources

Student Resources

Hospitality Management Department

Spring 2023 Academic Advisement Schedule

Review the list of Hospitality Management academic advisors. To request an appointment during their listed advisement times, send an academic advisor an email using your City Tech email address. Include the following information:

  1. Full Name
  2. Emplid number
  3. Your preferred phone number
  4. The purpose of the academic advising session

General questions can be emailed to the Department

Prepare for your virtual meeting with your Faculty Advisor:

  • have easy access to your current degree audit and past advisement worksheets
  • complete a “My Academic Career Planner” for the next two semesters
  • consider questions about course completion/progression and career opportunities/advancement
  • visit the HMGT Academic Advising Webpage for resources unique to hospitality management students


Advisement by last name for students with less than 60 credits

Students with more than 60 credits search by Area of Focus

Day and Time


Prof. Rosa Abreu
A-B Food and Beverage Management Tuesday 3:00PM-4:00PM
Wednesday 3:00PM-4:30PM
or Virtual Link
Prof. John Akana
C Hotel and Resort Management Tuesday 10:30AM-11:30AM
Wednesday 1:30PM-2:30PM
Thursday 5:00PM-6:00PM
Prof. Joanne Jacus
D-F Pastry Arts Monday 2:00PM-3:30PM
Tuesday 8:00AM-9:00AM
Wednesday 1:30PM-3:00PM
N208 or Virtual Link
Prof. Ellen Kim
G-H Hotel and Resort Management Monday 11:00AM-12:00PM
Tuesday 5:00PM-6:00PM
Friday 1:30PM-2:30PM
Monday — N200
Tuesday & Wednesday — Virtual Link
Prof. Amit Mehrotra
J-Li Tourism Tuesday 11:30AM-12:00PM
Wednesday 1:00PM-2:30PM
Friday 1:30PM-2:30PM
Tuesday — N200
Wednesday & Friday — Virtual Link
Prof. Thalia Pericles
Lj-Mc Pastry Arts Monday 5:00PM-6:30PM
Friday 8:00AM-9:30AM
Virtual Link
Prof. Claire Stewart
Md-Ri Culinary Arts Tuesday 2:00PM-4:00PM
Wednesday 2:00PM-3:00PM (in-person by appointment)
Tuesday — Virtual Link
Wednesday — N200 or Virtual Link
Prof. Gerald Van Loon
Rj-S Food and Beverage Management Thursday 11:00AM-12:30PM
Friday 10:00AM-11:30AM
Please contact for the link
Prof. Robert Walljasper
T-V Culinary Arts Wednesday 2:30PM-4:00PM
Thursday 10:00AM-11:30AM
Wednesday — N221 or Virtual Link
Thursday — Virtual Link
Prof. Tracy Zimmermann
W-Z Culinary Arts Monday 9:00AM-11:00AM
Tuesday 1:00PM-3:00PM
Prof. Lynda Dias
Transfer Students and Special Circumstances Hotel and Resort Management Monday 12:00PM-1:30PM
Tuesday 9:00AM-10:30AM
Virtual Link
Prof. Susan Lifrieri-Lowry
Transfer Students Pastry Arts Monday 1:15PM-2:15PM
Tuesday 9:00AM-10:00AM
Thursday 9:00AM-10:00AM
Tuesday & Thursday — Virtual Link
Prof. Susan Phillip
Transfer Students and Special Circumstances Tourism Students Monday 12:30PM-1:30PM
Tuesday 12:30PM-2:30PM
Monday & Tuesday — Virtual Link

Visit the Department of Hospitality Management's Academic Advising Website, a resource for students to plan their path to graduation.

For more information, contact us at

The Vision of the Department of Hospitality Management

To create an innovative learning environment that shapes leaders for a dynamic hospitality industry and an ever-changing world.

The Anna Nurse Culinary Workshop Series

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Faculty Advisor - Joanne Jacus, Email - JJacus@CityTech.Cuny.Edu

Each semester, students participate in a series of culinary demonstrations. Current industry professionals, many of whom are alumni, share their expertise and explore trends.

The American Culinary Federation (ACF), Big Apple Junior Chapter

Faculty Advisor - Robert Walljasper, Email - RWalljasper@CityTech.Cuny.Edu

Students may become members of this nationally recognized chefs’ organization. Qualified students guided by ACF-member faculty participate in culinary competitions on the local and state levels. Students have the opportunity to participate in community service events and holiday meal preparation for community-based organizations.

Aspiring Hotel Leaders Club

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Faculty Advisor - Ellen Kim, Email - HEKim@CityTech.Cuny.Edu

Student club offering opportunities for social interaction and networking with one another and faculty, staff and industry leaders. Club members participate in a variety of activities including hotel tours, workshops, speaker presentations and alumni panel discussions.

Hospitality Speaker Series

Faculty Advisor - Rosa Abreu, Email - RAbreu@CityTech.Cuny.Edu

Student members lead discussions with hospitality professionals.

The Thomas Ahrens International Programs

The department offers two popular international programs; students in both degree programs are encouraged to apply. Participating students must have valid passports and, in some cases, visas.

  • The Paris Summer Study Program
    The department provides a rich and varied learning and living opportunity for qualified students to earn six elective credits in international tourism and traditions of the French table. All requirements are detailed in a required meeting each February.
  • The International Work Program
    Selected students spend the summer months working as interns at resorts, hotels and restaurants in the United States and Western Europe. With the generous support of the NYCCT Foundation and industry associations, including Societé Culinaire Philanthropique de New York, Inc. and Paris Gourmet, students receive a stipend.

For more information contact Prof. Rosa Abreu —

The hospitality management department is a designated recruitment site for the internationally respected work/study program presented by Disney. Selected students earn 12 college credits through a balanced learning, living and earning environment in Orlando, Florida, supported by online coursework.

For more information contact Karen Goodlad —