Mehmet Erdem

Associate Professor of Hospitality
Expertise: Hotel Operations / Integrated Resorts, Innovation, Lodging and Restaurant Technologies


Mehmet Erdem is an associate professor of hotel operations and technology at UNLV who specializes in the use and impact of technology in hospitality operations as well as the assessment of training and decision support systems. Teaching courses at UNLV since 2006, Erdem has over 25 years of hospitality operations, consulting, and teaching experience.

He also has expertise in hotel revenue management, social informatics, and organizational behavior. Erdem has published his work in research journals such as International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, International Journal of Hospitality Management, Journal of Travel Research, Journal of Hospitality Marketing and Management, and Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology.


  • Ph.D., Hotel Administration, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • M.S., Hospitality & Tourism Management/Instructional Technology, Purdue University
  • B.S., Hospitality & Tourism Management/Instructional Technology, Purdue University

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Mehmet Erdem In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 18, 2021
The Rio is getting a makeover with help from Hyatt Hotels Corp.
Las Vegas Review Journal
December 14, 2020
A room at Elara booked for Monday through Airbnb is $79 with no resort fees. A nearly identical room booked for Monday through the hotel is $159.80, not including resort fees.
Las Vegas Review Journal
November 17, 2020
Despite rising COVID-19 cases and travel advisories in surrounding states, Las Vegas is poised to see some visitors over Thanksgiving weekend.
Las Vegas Review Journal
October 26, 2020
Las Vegas visitors will have access to a new adult playground this week: Circa.

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Campus News | April 14, 2021
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Business and Community | December 31, 2020
As the pandemic tightened its grip on Nevada, the nation, and the world, UNLV responded in ways big and small. Members of the media also turned to UNLV's faculty experts for answers.
Campus News | December 10, 2020
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Campus News | July 2, 2020
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