Mehmet Erdem

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

Biography

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.

Education

  • 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

July 8, 2021
Hotels across the U.S. have shifted away from automatic daily housekeeping services in recent months, driven by federal COVID-19 safety guidelines and labor shortages.
July 8, 2021
Hilton’s newest policy at its nonluxury U.S. properties, which went into effect Monday, offers free housekeeping upon request.
July 8, 2021
Hotels across the U.S. have shifted away from automatic daily housekeeping services in recent months, driven by federal COVID-19 safety guidelines and labor shortages.
July 8, 2021
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. recently changed its housekeeping policy to an opt-in model, which meant that for the latter part of his stay, Ryan Pulliam would return to a room with no clean towels, a disheveled bed and sandy floors.

Articles Featuring Mehmet Erdem

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Campus News | August 4, 2021
A collection of news stories highlighting research, health, and community at UNLV.
Campus News | July 9, 2021
A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance and improvement at UNLV.
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Campus News | April 14, 2021
A collection of news stories highlighting health, recovery, and celebration at UNLV.
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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.