Dr. Patrick Moreo
Dr. Patrick J. Moreo was appointed the Campus Dean of the School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus in July of 2016. He is responsible for providing leadership to the faculty, students and industry constituents. He brings more than 30 years of experience at college hospitality programs to the Sarasota-Manatee campus. Prior to his appointment at the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus, he was a Professor and Associate Dean at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration.
At UNLV, he oversaw operations of a teaching restaurant and catering operations of the College. He also led the International Gaming Institute and the Hospitality Research and Development Center.
Before his move to Las Vegas he served as the Director of the School of Hotel and Restaurant Administration at Oklahoma State University where he was the Lanphere Professor, teaching primarily in the hotel operations area and directed the Hospitality Studies in Switzerland Program. He also taught in the School’s Asia Doctoral Program. The School grew from 180 to 500 students during his seven year tenure there.
Moreo has assisted in the planning and execution of two new buildings, he served as co-director and cofounder of the Summer Studies in Switzerland Program, and served as the Director of the Graduate Program in the College of Hotel Administration at UNLV.
Dr. Moreo’s professional experience includes positions as a consultant for Pannel Kerr Forster and Company (now PKF Consulting), manager of Howard Johnson Motor Lodges, and food service management in the U.S. Navy. He has participated in many consulting assignments and conducted numerous seminars on front office management and Italian Cuisine. His publishing has focused in the area of organizational structures in hospitality management and education, the needs of female business travelers, and hotel operating systems design.
Moreo received his Doctorate and Bachelor degrees from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; the Master of Professional Studies from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University, and a Hotel/Culinary Associate degree from New York City Technical College.