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

Yahoo!
June 8, 2020
Initial visitors to Sin City following coronavirus shutdowns may feel like they hit a jackpot before they even board a plane.
Skift
June 8, 2020
Initial visitors to Sin City following coronavirus shutdowns may feel like they hit a jackpot before they even board a plane.
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April 9, 2020
With coronavirus spreading like wildfire across the nation, it puts a very important, and rather immediate, “worst-case scenario” in mind: Where will all of the surge coronavirus patients be placed once hospitals and healthcare facilities become flooded?
Reno Gazette-Journal
April 8, 2020
As coronavirus spreads, officials across the country are turning to spaces like empty hotels to house patients.

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Campus NewsJuly 2, 2020
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