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Dr. Ali A. Poorani
Dr. Ali A. Poorani is Director of Hospitality Associates for Research & Training, (HART) offering variety of research and training programs for the hospitality industry. He is an Associate Professor of Leadership and Entrepreneurship with the University of Delaware’s Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management (HRIM) at the Lerner College of Business & Economics. He also coordinates Swiss School of Tourism & Hospitality (SSTH) Exchange Program at the HRIM.
Dr. Poorani has received his Ph.D. in Leadership and Human Behavior from USIU in San Diego, and his MBA from University of Central Oklahoma. He has published several scholarly articles and has received a best conference paper award. He is also bestowed the University of Delaware’s Excellence in Teaching Award.
Dr. Poorani has worked in the hospitality industry for more than 14 years. He has conducted many workshops, focus groups, and training programs nationally and internationally.
His long-term engagement with ICHRIE include: past board member of ICHRIE Finance Committee; Chair, ICHRIE Finance SIG; board member for the Association of Hospitality Financial Management Educators (AHFME) and currently member ICHRIIE Strategic Planning Committee, ICHRIE Finance Committee; and Hospitality Industry Professionals- SIG.
Dr. Poorani is passionate and committed to serving community. He has served New Jersey Club Foundation; Philadelphia and Vicinity Club Foundation, and he also serves as a member of the President’s Diversity Commission and Strategic Planning at the University of Delaware. He is a recipient of various community service awards, such as the 2012 University of Delaware Excellence in Advising and Mentoring Award, 2009 Alfred Lerner College of Business Outstanding Service/Outreach Award,and the 2005 Champion of Club Education Award.
Phone: (302) 831-6353 E-mail: pooraniudel [dot] edu