Nutrition and Hospitality Management

School of Applied Sciences, University of Mississippi

Faculty Info

Our Hospitality Management faculty are industry-experienced, and they integrate that experience into your online program experience. We invite you to learn more about them by clicking on each faculty picture.


Dr. Katerina Berezina, Assistant Professor

5 years of industry experience in travel agencies and hotels

Research interests in hospitality information technology (e.g., in-room technology, robots) and electronic distribution (e.g., flash sales, Airbnb)

Continued active industry involvement through research and professional associations (e.g., HFTP, HSMAI)


Dr. Cindy Choi, Assistant Professor

7 years of industry experience in hotels, restaurants, and event management

Research interests in social media marketing, corporate social responsibility, and consumer behavior

Industry engagement through research and consulting projects


Dr. Hyun-Woo (David) Joung, Assistant Professor

2 years of industry experience in a military foodservice

Research interests in restaurant service management, consumer behavior, and human resource management

Community and industry involvement through research, professional associations, and consulting projects


Dr. Mary Roseman, Professor and UG HM Program Director

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with 19 years of industry experience in foodservice management, marketing and human resources with national restaurant chain and university

Research interests in consumer behavior in nutrition and food safety in industry and home targeting school age children to seniors; employee behavior in management, leadership, and human resources

Strong industry and professional ties through employment, board/officer/memberships in organizations, and consulting projects with a variety of industries


Dr. Tanya Ruetzler, Associate Professor

Over 20 years of industry management in a variety of foodservice and hotel settings, including independent and causal theme restaurants and hotels sales and catering operations.

Research interests in cross-cultural perceptions of hospitality service, hospitality human resources, wine marketing and consumer behavior, and perceptions of tourism development.

Industry involvement through class projects, research, and consulting.

Dr. Jim Taylor, Associate Professor and Online HM MS Program Director

Over 20 years of industry leadership in restaurants, casinos, and convention services

Research interests in financial analysis, menu analysis, human resources, and consumer behavior

Strong industry ties through research, board assignments, and consulting projects in food service, lodging, and convention services.