SUNY Plattsburgh

 

Mark H.M. Gultek, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department Chair

State University of New York, Plattsburgh

School of Business and Economics
Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management

gultekhm@plattsburgh.edu


 

Professional Interests

Research: Tourism marketing, consumer behavior and purchasing, foodservice and lodging operations, international hospitality

Teaching: Current Issues and Trends in Tourism, International Hospitality, Food Service Operations Management, Foodservice Purchasing, Food Safety and Sanitation, Hospitality Marketing, Travel/Tourism, Hotel Operations and Rooms Division Management, Hospitality Law and Risk Management

Academic Background

Ph.D.   Texas Tech University,  Lubbock, TX,  Education/Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management,  2003

M.S.   Texas Tech University,  Lubbock, TX,  Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management,  1997

B.S.   Uludag University,  Turkey,  Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management,  1994

Certifications

ServSafe Food Service Manager National Restaurant Education, 2003

SLN (Suny Learning Network) Web Course Developer and Teacher, 2003

 

Computer Skills

 

Online teaching and web page design (Angel CMS, Lotus, Front Page), Instructional Technology, Microsoft Office

Academic Experience

 

Associate Professor, Plattsburgh State University of New York, Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Department (August, 2002 - Present).   Chairing the HRTM program, full-time teaching, (ACPHA) program accreditation, ongoing academic advisement, curriculum development and evaluation, grant writing, academic research, advisor to the HRTM student club, web-based teaching and course development, service in departmental and college-wide committees, service in Plattsburgh State University's Faculty Senate .

Instructor, Texas Tech University, Restaurant and Hotel Management Department (December, 2001 - August, 2002).   Taught advanced food production management, cost control, and personnel management. Also helped manage an entire food service operation (Skyviews Restaurant of Texas Tech University). .

Graduate Instructor, Texas Tech University, Restaurant and Hotel Management Department (September, 1995 - December, 2001).   Taught food service facilities management related courses .

Hospitality Industry Experience

 

Dining Room Manager, Tony Roma's Restaurant, Lubbock, Texas (September, 1998 - May, 1999).   Trained and oversaw service personnel Managed reservations and scheduling.

Restaurant Manager, Boston Market, Houston, Texas (February, 1998 - September, 1998).   Managed the back of the house: duties included food prep and back-up, scheduling, staffing, training, ordering, sales level analysis, food cost analysis, P&L statements Managed the front of the house, duties included customers relations, retail and drive-through .

 

Courses Taught

Food Services Planning and Purchasing

Hospitality Law

International Hospitality

Internship

Lodging Operations Management

 

Publications and Conference Proceedings:

 

(2007).  Exploring the effectiveness of a destination s tourism-marketing expenditures. Conversion rate and return on investment analysis. The Business Review, Cambridge, 7 (1), 176-180.

(2006).  Attitudes towards wine-service training and its influence on restaurant wine sales. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 25 (3), 432-446.

(2005).  Restaurateurs' attitude toward local wines and its influence on local wine purchases. International Journal of Wine Marketing, 17 (3), 5-24.

(2004).  Restaurateurs Perceptions of Wine Supplier Attributes. Journal of Foodservice Business Research, 7 (3), 73-92.

(2007, May). Exploring the effectiveness of destination marketing expenditures. Conversion rate and return on investment analysis.   Presented at Global Management & Information Technology Research Conference, New York, New York.

(2008, May). Fear Factor in Perspective: A Retrospective Assessment of Migrating From Lotus Notes to Angel LMS.   Accepted for SUNY (State University of New York) Conference on Instructional Technology, Genesee, New York.

(2007, May). Son of Fear Factor: Migrating From SLN Lotus Notes to Angel CMS.   Presented at SUNY (State University of New York) Conference on Instructional Technology, Plattsburgh, New York.

(2006, May). Tourism Marketing Expenditure Accountability and Visitor Profile Analysis of the Adirondacks Region of New York.   Presented at Thirteenth Annual Adirondack Research Consortium (ARC) Conference on the Adirondacks Culture and Tourism, Lake Placid, New York.

(2003). Developing Faculty Learning Communities to Facilitate Migration of Courses from Classroom to Web.   Presented at SUNY (State University of New York) Conference on Instructional Technology, Potsdam, New York.

(2001, January). Wine purchasing by restaurants: Product and service attributes that influence wine purchasing decision of restaurateurs in Texas.   Presented at Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research. Volume VI, pp. 174-179. Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism, Atlanta, Georgia.

(2006, April). Overwhelmingly Muslim, yet secular and democratic. Can Turkey s European entry bridge Islam with the West?   Invited presentation at Asia Update Presentation Series - Asian Studies Committee, Plattsburgh State University of New York, Plattsburgh, New York.

(2004, November). Turkey's Foreign Policy Strategy: Balancing NATO expectations and good neighbor policies.   Invited presentation at Asia Update Presentation Series - Asian Studies Committee, Plattsburgh State University of New York, Plattsburgh, New York.


 

Other Research Activities

 

2009 - Reviewer for the Journal of Community Development Society, ISSN: 0010-3829, publication titled: 'Culinary Tourism as a Community Development Strategy'

2009 - Reviewer for Journal of Wine Research, ISSN: 1469-9672, publication titled: 'Engineering Criteria of Restaurant Wine Lists'

2005 - Book Review, Hospitality Law for Managers, Butterworth-Heinemann Publications (2005)

Service:

Department assignments:

Faculty Advisor:

2008-2009:  Academic Advisement: Academic Advisor to 35 to 40 HRTM students

2008-2009:  Faculty Advisor to the Hospitality Management Club: Advisor since 2003

Other Institutional Service Activities:

2006-2007:  Assistance in HRTM Departmental Assessment and Accreditation Process

2006-2007:  Sponsorship for internships and study abroad programs

2005-2006:  Assistance with the visiting group from Sakarya University, Turkey

2002-2003:  HRTM Chef Instructor Search Committee

2002-2003:  HRTM Facility Planning Group

College assignments: 

Member:

2008-2009:  Assessment Committee

2008-2009:  Faculty Affairs

2008-2009:  SBE Assessment Committee

2008-2009:  SBE Faculty Affairs Committee

2007-2008:  Assessment Planning Group

2006-2007 through 2007-2008:  Department of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management

2005-2006:  Assessment Subcommittee

2005-2006:  SBE Faculty Elaborations Committee

2005-2006:  Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

2005-2006 through 2008-2009:  Faculty Assembly

2002-2003 through 2008-2009:  SBE Faculty Assembly

University assignments: 

Member:

2008-2009:  Asian Studies Committee

2006-2007:  University Assessment Advisory Commitee

2006-2007:  Writing Across the Curriculum Committee

2005-2006:  Search Committee - Associate Dean of Library

2003-2004:  University Faculty Senate

2003-2004:  Diversity Planning Committee

 

Professional Seminars / Workshops

2009:  Global Management & Information Technology Research Conference. sponsored by: The Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge. New York, New York.

2007:  Angel CMS Online Course Development Workshop. Plattsburgh, New York.

2007:  Global Management & Information Technology Research Conference. sponsored by: The Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge. New York, New York.

2007:  SUNY (State University of New York) Conference on Instructional Technology. Plattsburgh, New York.

2004:  International Hotel/Motel and Restaurant Show, university exhibitor and a seminar attendee. New York, New York.

2003:  ServSafe Food Service Manager Certification through National Restaurant Association's Educational Foundation. Plattsburgh, New York.

2003:  Research Enhancement Seminar by Plattsburgh State University of New York, School of Business and Economics. Plattsburgh, New York.

2003:  Web Course Designer Certification through State University of New York Learning Network - Web course development and teaching workshops . Albany, New York.

2002:  TEACH (Teaching Effectiveness And Career Enhancement) certificate award, through workshops at Texas Tech University. Lubbock, Texas.

 
 

References

Available upon request