Vidyanidhi Rege

Ph.D. Student
Phone: 240-460-4859


Doctor of Philosophy, Hospitality Management, Department of Apparels, Events and Hospitality Management, Iowa State University, MD (In progress)

Certification: Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA), The Educational Institute, The American Hotel and Motel Association, Orlando, FL, 2014

Certification: Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE), The Educational Institute, The American Hotel and Motel Association, Orlando, FL, 2006

Master of Science in Service Management (Concentration: Information Technology), Department of Hospitality and Service Management, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, February 2005 (GPA 3.64)

Certification: SERVSAFE Food Service Sanitation, The Education foundation The National Restaurant Association, Chicago, IL, 2003

Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant & Catering Management, School of Business and Management, Baltimore International College, Baltimore, MD, June 2001 (GPA 3.97)

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), University of Bombay, India, October 1996

Diploma Certificate in Hotel Administration & Restaurant Management, Department of Hotel Administration and Food Technology, Sophia Polytechnic, Bombay, April 1994

Diploma in French Language, Alliance Française De Bombay, December 1995

Research Interests:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Hospitality Education

Industry Experience:

  • Director, Howard Community College, Center for Hospitality and Culinary Studies, MD, USA, July 2005- Present
  • Goodwin College of Professional Studies, Philadelphia, PA, USA, June 2013- Present
  • Academic Lead Instructor, Excelsior College, School of Business and Technology, Albany, NY, USA, September 2009- Present
  • Assistant Professor, Baltimore International College, School of Hospitality and Business Management, Baltimore, USA, June 2002- July 2005
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland, Department of Hotel and Restaurant Management, Rockville, USA, Spring 2005- Summer 2005
  • General Manager, The Bay Atlantic Club, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, June 2002- July 2005
  • Interim General Manager, Silver Lake Golf, Tennis and Yacht Club, Perry, New York, USA, 2002
  • Restaurant Manager, Hotel Ambassador, Bombay, India,1998-2000
  • Asst. Food Manager, Royal Caribbean International, U.S.A, 1997-1998

Honors and Awards:

  • “Richard Marecki Award 2015”, Outstanding Alumnus Award, Rochester Institute of Technology, NY, October 2015
  • “Member of the Year 2014”; Restaurant Association of Maryland, April 2014
  • “Outstanding service in promoting, protecting and improving the foodservice industry in Maryland”; honored by Restaurant Association of Maryland, December 2009
  • “Distinguished Resident of Maryland” quoted by Maryland Independent Colleges and Universities Association (MICUA) in their 2003 issue of “To Name a Few”


  • Kim, Y.K, Rege, V.D. (2015), “A Study of Market Segmentation-A Customer Equity   Approach”, Proceedings of the 2015 International I-CHRIE Annual Conference, Orlando, FL
  • Rege, V.D. (2013), “An Innovative Approach to Discover Culinary Competency”, Proceedings of the 2013 Leadership Conference, Miami, FL
  • Rege, V.D. (2012), “Connecting Teaching Practices and Student Learning through 3 (Three) Learning Models: Novice/ Expert Behaviors, Cognitive Development, and Learning Style”, Proceedings of the 2012 Leadership Conference, San Antonio, TX
  • Pandit, R.V., Rege, V.D. (2008), “ePortfolio: A Modern Tool, for Outcome Assessment, and to Capture and Compile Complex Performances and Diverse Abilities of Hospitality Students”, Proceedings of the 2008 International CHRIE Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Rege, V.D. (2007), “Service Learning in Hospitality Education”, Proceedings of the 2007 International CHRIE Annual Conference, Dallas, Texas.
  • Rege, V.D., Pandit, R.V. (2006), “Male versus Female Executives: Leadership Issues and Concerns in the Hospitality Industry, Proceedings of the 2006 International CHRIE Annual Conference, Washington D.C.

Professional Affiliations:

  • International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education
  • American Marketing Association
  • American Hotel and Lodging Association
  • National Restaurant Association
  • Hospitality Educators of South Asia
  • American Association of University Professors

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Running, Soccer, Badminton
  • Cooking
  • Reading