PhD, Hospitality Management, Iowa State University, , 2016
MA, Communication and Creative Arts, Purdue University, 1993
BS, Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management, Purdue University Calumet, 1990
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Mary Jo Dolasinski is an assistant professor of hospitality leadership who joined DePaul's faculty in 2016. She has 20 years of industry experience managing the talent process from recruitment through training and the development of leaders for a hotel management company. She also directed the efforts of building the employment brand, engagement and retention of associates. Most recently, she oversaw all major corporate activities focused on building relationships, teams and associate engagement.
Her work has been recognized by Training Magazine in its "Top 125 Training Companies" from 2008-2013, and she has received the Industry Recognition Award for ongoing efforts toward the advancement of hospitality and tourism education presented by International Council of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education Association (ICHRIE). She also has been named a “Best Practice Champion” in American lodging excellence by the American Hotel and Lodging Association.
Dolasinski has been invited to deliver keynote addresses and workshops for organizations and universities that include ICHRIE, Meeting Professionals International, Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers, League of Cities, Hospitality Business Alliance, American Hotel and Lodging Association, Purdue University, University of Central Florida, New York University and Boston University. Her written works include a chapter on training for the “Essentials of Food Safety and Sanitation”; the book, “Train the Trainer: Performance Based Training”; and two co-authored books, “Immigrant’s Guide to the American Workplace: Making it In America" and "The Family Guide for the American Workplace."