• A view of the Dedman School of Hospitality


Established in 1947, the Dedman School of Hospitality is a favored hiring source for managers of the world’s leading hotels, restaurants, clubs and resorts. School administrators and faculty members work with top industry organizations, executives and alumni to provide students with a relevant curriculum, valuable internship experiences and networking/mentorship opportunities. Graduates are prepared to fill the growing global demand for multicultural awareness in hospitality managers and experience high industry placement rates.

Academic Programs

The Dedman School’s internship program encourages experiential learning as a complementary approach to classroom education. In addition to established internships across the U.S., the Dedman School offers internships with world-class operations in countries ranging from Ireland to Australia. Students are encouraged to enrich their education through the Dedman School’s Leysin, Switzerland Study Abroad Program.

Networking and leadership opportunities are available through our student organizations — Club Managers Association of America, Eta Sigma Delta, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, PGA Professional Golf Management Club — and a wide variety of school events. Dedman's unique curriculum parallels the requirements for membership in Florida State's Garnet & Gold Scholar Society. Generous scholarships support Dedman students along the way.

Dedman School of Hospitality faculty members have extensive practical industry experience, and national and international reputations as outstanding teachers and researchers. Their research is enhanced through the International Center for Hospitality Research, led by award-winning international researcher Dr. Woody Kim.

Faculty members have received numerous teaching awards and are are committed to preparing students for successful careers not only through classroom instruction, but with one-on-one advising, help with career and internship placement, facilitating alumni contacts, organizing school events, and providing information on financial assistance.

Contact Us

Dedman School of Hospitality
Director   Dr. Don Farr
Director of Strategic Development   Dr. Jane Ohlin
Graduate Program Director   Dr. Woody Kim
Financial Specialist   Jonathan Brown
Industry Relations Director   Alishia Piotrowski
Alumni Events Coordinator   Alishia Piotrowski
Marketing Coordinator   Bob Branciforte
Academic Advisor   Kim Burkes
Hospitality & Tourism Management Program
Director   Dr. Don Farr
Global Club Management & Leadership Program
Director   Cynthia Johnson
Office Manager   Joshua Harkness
PGA Golf Management Program
Director   Dr. Don Farr
Panama City Campus Program
Director   Dr. Don Farr

Office Location: University Center, Building B - 4th Floor, 288 Champions Way, UCB 4100
Department Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone:  850-644-4787
Fax: 850-644-5565

Mailing Address: 
Dedman School of Hospitality
Florida State University
P.O. Box 3062541
Tallahassee, FL  32306-2541


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