John Umit Palabiyik, Ph.D., MBA

PROGRAM COORDINATOR & ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
 

 

Framingham State University

College of Business, Hospitality & Tourism

100 State Street, Framingham, MA, 01721

www.framingham.edu/hospitality

 
Phone:

(508) 626-4858 

(817) 360-4936

 

Email:

jpalabiyik@framingham.edu

john@palabiyik.info

 

 

 

 
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EXPERIENCE
 
2014-2015

AGM/F&B Director

HUNT VALLEY INN WYNDHAM GRAND, MD

Assisted $15M renovation to rebrand the hotel as Wyndham Grand

2013-2014

F&B Operations Manager

ROYAL SONESTA HARBOR COURT, MD

Decreased liquor cost 6% and minimized over time to 0.5%

2011-2013

F&B Operations Manager

GREENBELT MARRIOTT, MD

Increased guest and employee satisfaction sufficiently 

2008-2011

Outlets Manager

OMNI HOTEL FORT WORTH, TX

Created service standards and SOPs based on OMNI culture

SEVEN HILLS RESTAURANT NASHUA, NH

Prepared a business plan and turned a building into a restaurant 

2005-2008

General Manager & Owner

2002-2006

Manager on Duty

RADISSON HOTELS&SUITES CHELMSFORD, MA

Oversaw hotel operation after hours as a property leader

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL ISTANBUL, TURKEY

Led to Y2K project and performed daily auditing 

STONEHEDGE INN TYNGSBORO, MA

Directed hotel operation and acted as General Manager

2001-2002

Assistant General Manager

1997-2001

Cost Controller & Income Auditor

CIRAGAN PALACE-KEMPINSKI ISTANBUL

Managed VIP floor during off hours

1994-1997

Butler

EDUCATION
 
2015-2018

Ph.D. Degree

HOSPITALITY ADMINISTRATION

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

GPA 3.77 / 4.0

2012-2014

MBA Degree

MBA SPECIALIZING IN HOSPITALITY

DeVry University, Crystal City, VA

GPA 3.71 / 4.0

1988-1992

Bachelor's Degree

ANCIENT LANGUAGES AND CULTURES

Istanbul University, TURKEY

TEACHING
 
2018-Present

Assistant Professor &

Program Coordinator

FRAMINGHAM STATE UNIVERSITY, MA

HTMG100 – Field Experience

HTMG101 – Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism

HTMG113 – Economics of Hospitality and Tourism

HTMG202 – Food and Beverage Management

HTMG212 – Hotel and Lodging Management

HTMG222 – Sales and Marketing for Hospitality and Tourism

HTMG313 – Human Resources Mgmt for Hospitality & Tourism

MGMT381 – Human Resources Management 

MRKT181 – Marketing Principles

2019 & 2020 Summer

Visiting Professor

UNIVERSITY OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS, BEIJING, CHINA

MRKT181 – Marketing Principles

MGMT381 – Human Resources Management 

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY, LUBBOCK, TX

RHIM2308 – Hotel Operations

RHIM3370 – Restaurant Operations and Management

RHIM4341 – Hospitality Management and Leadership
RHIM3140 – Diversity Issues in Management and Leadership

2015-2018

Instructor / TA

2013-2016

Faculty

STRATFORD UNIVERSITY, BALTIMORE, MD

CUL111 – Culinary Theory and Sanitation
CUL170 – Advance Culinary Theory
CUL215 – Dining Room Service
HOS105 – Analysis of the Hospitality Industry
HOS270 – Hospitality Supervision
HOS310 – Beverage Operations Management
HOS330 – Food and Beverage Controls

2012-2014

Adjunct Faculty

ANNE ARUNDEL COMMUNITY COLLEGE, MD

HRM111 - Introduction to Tourism
HRM251 - Food and Beverage Operations Management
HRM260 - Purchasing and Cost

2014-2014

Adjunct Faculty

FREDERICK COMMUNITY COLLEGE, MD

HOS250 - A La Carte Cooking & Service

RESEARCH
 

Hotel Operation

Entrepreneurship

Profitability

Restaurant Operation

Turkish Cuisine

Craft Beer

 
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CONTACT ME

John Umit  Palabiyik

PROGRAM COORDINATOR & 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Phone:

(508) 626-4858

(817) 360-4936

 

Email:

JPalabiyik@framingham.edu

John@palabiyik.info

www.framingham.edu/hospitality

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