Srikanth Beldona

Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies,
Hospitality Business Management

Department: Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management
Campus Address: 216 Raub Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-6192


Dr. Beldona is an Associate Professor, with expertise in Hospitality Marketing, at the University of Delaware. His Ph.D. is from Purdue University , and his MBA is from the University of Newcastle in Australia. His research is largely in the areas of Perceived Hospitality, Travel Internet Marketing, Perceived Fairness and Perceived Value.His papers have appeared in the Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly, Journal of Travel Research, Tourism Management and International Journal of Hospitality Management among others. He was the Guest Editor for the Journal of Hospitality and Leisure Marketing's 2008 special issue titled "The Impact of Technology on the Marketing of Hospitality and Travel Services". He serves on the editorial boards of the Jounal of Information Technology in Tourism, Journal of Hospitality Marketing and Management and the Journal of Conventions and Event Tourism.

He has over seven years of industry experience in the areas of lodging management, franchise development and technology training.Dr. Beldona has worked in India's luxury hotel sector with the Taj Group of Hotels and Oberoi Hotels.At the University of Delaware he teaches Hospitality Marketing and Travel Internet Marketing courses at the Graduate and Undergraduate levels.

More information and resources available on his website

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Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

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