Thomas Maier brings to USF more than 20 years of industry experience, a wealth of current research, and a honed experiential teaching methodology. He earned his Ph.D. in Leadership Philosophy at Gonzaga University, and his M.A. in Human Development at Salve Regina University. Prior to academia, Professor Maier was a senior level executive in the international hotel, restaurant, and food and beverage industries. His research interests include applied leadership, restaurant revenue management theory, and business analytics.
“Tom is a terrific addition to our program and team of faculty,” said David Jones, professor and department chair of Hospitality Management at USF. “Beginning this fall, he’ll be teaching our food and beverage class—bringing his unique blend of significant industry experience in hotel development and solid academic credentials to create a dynamic learning environment for our students.”