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Business savvy. People savvy. Self savvy. This trifecta is HTM’s approach to leadership, and the approach of those who lead the department: our outstanding teaching faculty. These well-trained, highly motivated mentors manage core academic courses – hotel, meetings & events, restaurant, and tribal gaming – while still maintaining the essential one-on-one rapport that every student needs and deserves. By putting professionals from CEO to line manager in the classroom, mixing academics with real-world application, social research with job readiness, our faculty develops students with solid business skills who are also adept in leadership, finance, and interpersonal communication – and follow their passion for hospitality. Our faculty knows businesses want men and women who can be real leaders, and they know just how to make that happen.


Office Staff



Student Center for Professional Development



Hospitality and Tourism Management Faculty


Recreation and Tourism Management Faculty



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Institute for Meetings and Events

Center for Surf Research

Sycuan Institute on Tribal Gaming

Center for Executive Education

Center for Hospitality and Tourism

Center for Leisure Tourism


L. Robert Payne School of
Hospitality and Tourism Management

PSFA 436
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-4514
Phone: (619) 594-4964
Fax: (619) 594-4443