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Janet Green, Ed.D.


E-mail - jgreen@nmsu.edu

Dr. Green holds a Master of Science degree from the College of Agriculture and Home Economics in Family and Consumer Sciences specializing in Tourism Studies and an Ed.D. from the College of Education, both and NMSU. Dr. Green was the project director of the Rural Economic Development Through Tourism (REDTT) Cooperative Extension Project from 1993-1995 at New Mexico State University.

She has served as a political appointee for three gubernatorial terms, the most recent as Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Tourism under Governor Gary Johnson.

  • Member of the Board of Trustees New Mexico 4-H Youth Foundation
  • Expertise: Tourism Marketing, Public Administration and Public Policy Development

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Priscilla Bloomquist, Ph.D.


E-mail - pbloomqu@nmsu.edu

Dr. Bloomquist holds a Ph.D. in Educational Management from New Mexico State University, an M.S. in Hospitality and Tourism from University of Wisconsin - Stout, and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

  • Expertise: Hospitality management, gaming operations

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Keith Mandabach, Ed.D.

Associate Professor

E-mail - kmandaba@nmsu.edu

Dr. Mandabach holds an Ed.D. in Education from the University of Houston, an M.S. in Hospitality Management, University of Houston, Conrad Hilton College, and a B.S. in Hotel / Restaurant Management, St. Edwards University.

Dr. Mandabach teaches food service courses. His research interests are in restaurant management, history of culinary arts, leadership, and education.

  • Student club advisor & resident chef
  • Expertise: Food service management, contract management, restaurant operations, and Leadership.
  • Website: http://web.nmsu.edu/~kmandaba/

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Greg Blanch, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

E-mail - gblanch@nmsu.edu

Dr. Blanch holds a Ph.D. in education from the Claremont Graduate School. His research interests focus on three areas: the intersection of educational technology and public policy; improving the teaching / learning process for language minority students in hospitality management programs; and the perceived use of leadership in hospitality management organizations.

  • Expertise: Tourism & hospitality research, business administration

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Elizabeth "Betsy" Stringam, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor

E-mail - betsys@nmsu.edu

Dr. Betsy Stringam came to NMSU from The University of South Carolina where she was Associate Professor of Hotels and Resorts. Dr Stringam has also been a member of the faculty at Penn State University, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Prior to her career in academics Dr. Stringam worked in the hotel and restaurant industries at both the corporate and property level. Dr. Stringam received her Bachelor's degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University, her Master's in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Florida International University, and her doctorate from Northern Arizona University. She has published articles in numerous hotel, and tourism management journals. Dr. Stringam has served on many industry, education and association committees, including recent service on the Board of Directors for the Hospitality Association of South Carolina, the South Carolina Chapter of the American Hotel and Lodging Association. She currently serves as a contributing editor for several journals and as a member of the Research Committee for the International Foundation of the American Resort Development Association, and as a Research Affiliate of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Industry Studies Program.

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Siriporn MacDowall, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

E-mail - sirim@nmsu.edu

Dr. McDowall earned her Ph.D. in Foodservice and Hospitality Management from Kansas State University. By joining NMSU, Dr. McDowall will bring a diverse perspective to the students through her national and international experiences in academia and the hospitality industry. Her research is in the area of destination marketing, festivals, and hospitality management. She is the author of numerous refereed research papers in scholarly journals and conferences. She also serves as a review for numerous hospitality/research conference proceedings.

Maurice Zeck

College Assistant Professor

E-mail - mzeck@nmsu.edu

Maurice was the corporate executive chef and business development manager for Sysco Food Service of New Mexico. Chef Zeck's professional awards range from the American Culinary Federation President's Medal for Service to the Industry, to the New Mexico Restaurant Association Chef of the Year. He is a distinguished member of the American Culinary Federation, serves on the Executive Board of the NM Restaurant Association, a member of the NM Lodgers Association.

John Hartley

John Hartley

College Assistant Professor

E-mail - jhartley@nmsu.edu

Mr. Hartley holds a Master of Business Administration from New Mexico State University, a B.S. in Hospitality & Tourism Services from New Mexico State University, and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy, San Francisco.

Mr. Hartley teaches courses in Food & Beverage Management, Marketing, and Accounting

  • Chef, Culinary Lab Manager
  • Expertise: Culinary Arts, Food & Beverage Management

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Elizabeth Albin

College Assistant Professor

E-mail - ealbin@nmsu.edu

Elizabeth Albin graduated from NMSU with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management in 2000. Elizabeth worked in a management capacity for eight years. In 2004 she completed her MBA from the College of Santa Fe. Elizabeth teaches a variety of classes in Hospitality, Finance and Sanitation. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Food Service and Lodging Management from Iowa State University

Daren Bloomquist

Daren Bloomquist

College Assistant Professor

E-mail - dbloomqu@nmsu.edu

Mr. Bloomquist, "Mr. B", received his M.S. in Hospitality and Tourism, and B.S. in Hotel and Restaurant Management, from University of Wisconsin-Stout. He developed, and was sole coordinator of, hospitality programs at El Paso Community College and Doña Ana Community College before coming to teach in the School of HRTM, and is a strong proponent of sustainable development and operations for hospitality and tourism enterprises. Mr. B has been a volunteer fire fighter in the Las Alturas/Talavera communities since 1998.

  • Distance education certificate program outreach coordinator, and instructor for Tourism, Hotel Operations, Facilities Management, and Marketing classes.
  • Expertise: Tourism, Hospitality Marketing, Facilities Management, and Distance Education

Ed Linderman

College Assistant Professor

E-mail - wineprof@nmsu.edu

Mr. Linderman is currently Vice President of Verlander Enterprises, which owns and operates 10 Village Inn Pancake House Restaurants, 10 Applebee's Grill & Bar Restaurants and one Corner Bakery Café; all located in the Las Cruces and El Paso areas. Mr. Linderman is a past Chairman of the New Mexico Restaurant Association, the 2004 "New Mexico Restaurateur of the Year" and currently sits on the Board of Advisors for the School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management at NMSU. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA, and has most recently attended "Professional Wine Studies Programs" at the Culinary Institute of American, Greystone Campus, in St. Helena, CA.