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Message from the Director

Jon Deutsch

It is a privilege to be the founding director of the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management at Drexel University, my alma mater (HOSP '99). Taken together, the facets of the tourism industry that we support—travel, lodging, restaurants, food, gaming, sports, entertainment, and meetings—represents the largest industry in the Philadelphia region and our leading economic driver.

Opportunities abound and we invite you to study and work with us.

The Drexel Difference is exemplified in our center through hands-on experiential learning, meaningful six-month cooperative education experiences, unparalleled advising, and a small family atmosphere within a comprehensive research university and vibrant city. Our students build lifelong relationships with our faculty and staff, all of whom come to us with industry experience and a vast professional network.

Philadelphia is the best city in the world to study hospitality and sport management. Our center has relationships with every professional sports team in the city, the finest restaurants and hotels, and the food companies that feed the nation.

We are proud of our accomplishments, but they were not achieved in isolation. A supportive administration, committed faculty and staff, active successful alumni, and a committed student body, invested in their education, all converge to make our center a global leader of experiential learning, research, and service to the profession.

We are always looking to partner with the most committed students, industry partners, supporters, and friends. Please join us to take the field!

Jonathan Deutsch, Ph.D.
Professor and Founding Director