All courses are taught by faculty with excellent academic credentials and strong industry connections with the hospitality industry in the Pocono Mountains region and nationwide.

Name
Stanley Li-Ming Chiang
Title
Professor, Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism Management, Department Chair, Eta Sigma Delta (ESD) Honor Society Adviser, International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE)

A.A.S., 1999 Taiwan Hospitality and Tourism College
B.S., 2002 Chinese Culture University, Taiwan
M.S., 2004 Chinese Culture University, Taiwan
Ed.D., 2010 University of Northern Iowa

Phone
(570) 422-3624
Campus Address
Gessner Science Hall 208

Dr. Chiang teaches undergraduate courses including International Tourism, Community Tourism, Hospitality Data Analytics and Meeting Convention and Management and serves as the ESD club adviser. His research interests include: Community Tourism Development, Leisure Management, and Destination Management.

Name
Fredrick C. Meitner ("Chuck")
Title
Assistant Professor, Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism Management

B.B.A., 2013 Columbia Southern University
E.M.B.A., 2015 Jack Welch Management Institute, Strayer University
Graduate Certificate, 2019 Penn State University
Ph.D. Iowa State University

Phone
(570) 422-3290
Campus Address
Gessner Science Hall 200

I teach undergraduate hospitality courses, especially those focusing on culinary arts, beverage management, and restaurant operations. I am fascinated by wine and enjoy blind tasting. I have 20 years experience in the hospitality industry, on both sides of the kitchen door. I am also the faculty advisor for the Hospitality and Tourism Management Club.

Name
Autumn Arthur
Title
Instructor, Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism Management, Executive Director at Stroud Region Open Space and Recreation Commission

B.S., 2014, Gettysburg College

Phone
(570) 422-3511
Campus Address
Gessner Science Hall

Prof. Arthur is the executive director of the Stroud Region Open Space and Recreation Commission (SROSRC), which has oversight of more than 25 public parks, protected lands, and greenway trail systems in the community surrounding East Stroudsburg University, as well as public recreation programs provided in these facilities.

Name
Chris Barrett
Title
Instructor, Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism Management, President/CEO at Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau

A.S., Penn State Hazleton
B.B.A., Penn State Harrisburg

Phone
(570) 422-3511
Campus Address
Gessner Science Hall 207

Professor Barrett is currently the President & CEO of Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau (PMVB). He has over 35 years of management, executive and leadership experience.

Name
Steve Ives
Title
Instructor, Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism Management

B.S., 2003, The Pennsylvania State University
2008, San Diego State University
M.Ed., 2009, King's College

Phone
(570) 422-3527
Campus Address
Stroud Hall 103

I have spent many years in the fields of education, tourism, and recreation working in K-12, higher education, and for non-profit organizations. Currently, I am working as the Director of the Office of International Programs at ESU. I have a B.S. degree in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management with a concentration in Environmental Interpretation from Penn State University.

Name
Yongwook "Yong" Ju
Title
Assistant Professor, Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism

B.S., 2015, University of Missouri
M.S., 2017, University of Houston

Phone
(570) 422-3685
Campus Address
Gessner Science Hall 203

Professor Yongwook “Yong” Ju has diverse industry experience, including managerial experience as the general manager at a mid-scale hotel, and assumed various roles in the hospitality industry—ranging from the front desk to the banquet department. His research interests are in consumer behaviors, service marketing, and the application of big data and business analytics in the hospitality industry. He published articles in the top-tier journal, International Journal of Hospitality Management (SSCI Indexed & Ranked A* in ABDC), and presented as a lead author at international conferences

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Contact Information

Campus Address
Gessner Science Hall
Phone:
(570) 422-3511
Fax:
(570) 422-3198 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Department Chair
Name
Stanley Li-Ming Chiang
Phone:
(570) 422-3624