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Patti Shock

Department(s): Hospitality
Office: BEH 358
Mail Code: 6021
Phone: 702-895-0875
Fax: 702-895-4872
Email: patti.shock@unlv.edu


Patti Shock has been on the faculty at UNLV for almost 25 years. She chaired the Tourism and Convention Department for 18 years. Prior to that, she chaired the Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Department at Georgia State University in Atlanta, for 10 years. She teaches Catering, Intro to Conventions and Social Media for Hospitality.

She is also the Academic Consultant for The International School of Hospitality, a certificate granting school based in Las Vegas.

She co-authored five books on catering and wrote the food and beverage chapters chapters for many of the association books, including IAEE, PCMA and the CIC Manual.

She has been a frequent speaker at industry meetings, and has received many awards and accolades over the years.

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