Dede Hamm

Ph.D. Student


Master of Science: Tourism and Travel Administration from New York University (1997)

Bachelor of Science: Hospitality Management, Minor in Business Administration from University of Central Florida (1996)

Research Interests:

  • Event planning
  • Event safety
  • Venue management 
  • Meetings effectiveness

Industry Experience:

  • 13 years of meeting and event planning
  • Specializing in venue management and convention services
  • Tradeshow logistics
  • VIP logistics coordination and service

Honors and Awards:

2016: Halls of Excellence Award – Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society 

2015: Faculty of the Year 

Certified Meeting Professional, Convention Industry Council

Certified Hospitality Educator, American Hotel & Lodging Association

ServSafe Responsible Alcohol Service Certified Instructor, National Restaurant Association

ServSafe Food Protection Manager, National Restaurant Association

Certified Culinary Travel Professional, World Food Travel Association

Certified Guest Service Professional, American Hotel & Lodging Association

Professional Affiliations:

  • Professional Convention Management Association
  • International Association of Venue Managers
  • Event Safety Alliance
  • International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Education