Richard (Robby) Roberson is an associate professor teaching classes primarily for the Hospitality Management program. He holds a PhD in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Purdue University. Additionally he did post-doctoral work at the University of Florida and is academically qualified in both Marketing and Management. Prior to entering academia Dr. Roberson worked extensively in the hospitality industry. He has worked as a chef for many restaurants, a number of resorts, several different national parks and owned his own business.