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2012 Hotel Technology Forum
Mehmet Erdem 2012 HTF SpeakerMehmet Erdem, Ph.D., CHTP
William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration
Univeristy of Nevada, Las Vegas

Dr. Mehmet Erdem is an Associate Professor of Hotel Operations and Technology at the Hotel College of University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). Prior to UNLV, he taught in the College of Business at University of New Orleans and in the School of Learning Design and Technology at Purdue University.

He is the recipient of the 2011 International CHRIE Innovation in Teaching Award. As a hospitality scholar, Dr. Erdem has authored over sixty research articles and conference proceedings. He regularly presents his research findings at professional and academic conferences. During his five year tenure at UNLV, he has been awarded over $780K in research grants and projects. In addition to serving on six editorial boards, he actively participates in professional associations and has been recently elected for a second term as the President of the International Hospitality Information Technology Association (iHITA).

Dr. Erdem has over 10 years of lodging operations experience. As part of his industry tenure, he was responsible for training and development, rooms division, and information systems. A technology and instructional design consultant for the industry since 2000, he also serves as an executive program trainer for the International Gaming Institute (IGI) at UNLV.