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Club Management Culture: A Selection Tool for Determining One's Fit to the Industry

Mary Dawson is an assistant professor at the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management. She currently teaches in the area of Cost Controls and Hospitality Education. She previously taught Introduction to Hospitality Management, Restaurant Management, Beverage Management, Safety and Sanitation Methods, Food & Beverage Management, and Hospitality Purchasing. Dr. Dawson is a graduate of the Conrad N. Hilton College with both an undergraduate and Masters Degree. She completed her doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Houston.

Dr. Dawson has been the recipient of several educational awards including the Fall 1995 Dean’s Award, the Spring 1999 Teaching Excellence Award, the Spring 2003 and 2011 Research Excellence Award, and the 2003 and 2006 Emerald Management Review Citation of Excellence. She was also awarded a Certified Hospitality Educator designation by the Educational Institute of the American Hotel & Motel Association.

She has served as a faculty advisor for several student organizations such as the Club Managers of America Cougar Chapter and Eta Sigma Delta Conrad N. Hilton College chapter.Dr. Dawson’s research interests include hospitality culture and training & education for the hospitality industry .

Prior to working at the Conrad N. Hilton College, Dr. Dawson held management positions with Pappas Restaurants and McDonald’s Restaurants. As a general manager with McDonald’s, her restaurant received an Outstanding Store Award in 1989. She has over fourteen years of experience in hospitality operations, including line positions, training coordinator positions, and management.

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