MS, DePaul University, 2016
BA, DePaul University, 2007
Teaching and Research Interests
Juan Mendez brings more than 10 years of event planning experience to his teaching role. Prior to joining the School of Hospitality Leadership, Mendez served as event manager for DePaul’s Office of Advancement where he focused on strategically managing fundraising, engagement and stewardship events, including events involving the university’s president and trustees. His teaching and research focus on event planning and production, tourism, and hospitality business etiquette. He also holds an administrative role in the school, managing events and marketing and promotion initiatives. Mendez earned a master’s degree in hospitality leadership and organizational performance and a bachelor’s degree in history from DePaul.