Dr. Muhittin Cavusoglu

Dr. Muhittin “Tim” Cavusoglu, Ph.D., CHE, CHIA is an Assistant Professor in the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the Northern Arizona University (NAU). Prior to joining the NAU, Dr. Cavusoglu served as an M3 Center Visiting Assistant Professor in the College of Hospitality and Tourism Leadership at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM).Dr. Cavusoglu has more than five years of hospitality and tourism industry experience at a broad range of levels. He has been serving as the Director of International Conferences for the Association of North America Higher Education International (ANAHEI), a non-profit organization with more than 8000 members from 110+ countries. In this role, he is responsible for producing conferences in different cities around the world.

To date, he has organized 16 international conferences under the ANAHEI consortium (https://anahei.org/conferences) and several other, more local events under the aegis of USFSM. His excellence in management skills is grounded in extensive work experience. He has worked in diverse roles for various hospitality companies, beginning as a bartender and server at five-star hotels, all the way up to dining room manager at a premier fine dining restaurant.

Dr. Cavusoglu’s research interests are in the areas of information technology in hospitality and tourism, business communications, event management, and online learning and training in hospitality and tourism. He has authored more than 30 international refereed journal articles, international conference papers & presentations, book chapters and invited papers. Dr. Cavusoglu is recipient of two “best paper” awards: one from the Academy for Global Business Advancement (AGBA), 15th Annual Meeting, Bangkok, Thailand in 2018, and second at the Western Decision Sciences Institute Conference (WDSI), 45th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas in 2016. He was also awarded the 2020 Emerald Literati Award for Outstanding Paper.

Dr. Cavusoglu is an active member of academic and professional hospitality associations. He is currently serving as the Managing Editor for the Journal of Business Insights (JGBI) and the Associate Editor for the Journal of Global Education and Research (JGER) and Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Cases (JHTC). He is also a member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP).