Ali Green is a passionate teacher, researcher, and co-founder of the Hospitality Learners Model. She embraces life by injecting creativity and innovation in both teaching and research.
Ali Green believes that every educator can incorporate techniques to encourage participation and create an active classroom.
Dr. Green has over 25 years of hospitality experience, to include operations, sales and training, and over 14 years of teaching experience at the higher education. With a B.A. in communications, she decided to apply her knack of training and public speaking savvy to the service industry in her early career years. As her career shifted from front line positions into management level positions, she saw value in advancing her education and earned a Master's degree in Organizational Management and another Master's degree in Human Relations. Realizing that her passion was in teaching, she went on to earn her PhD in Organizational Learning and Instructional Technology from University of New Mexico for one reason to apply her industry experience and teach the future hospitality leaders. Her commitment is to inspire learners, both in hospitality and service organizations, and in higher education.
She has designed several classes to go from a face-to-face platform to blended and/or online and is fluid in designing courses in different learning platforms (Blackboard, Angel). Believing that using technology enhances student engagement, she uses emerging technology such as Web 2.0 applications, Second Life and authoring tools to complement her curriculum design for the classroom.
Currently she is an Assistant Professor at UNLV Hotel College and teaches Human Resources, Leadership and Management at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Previously she has taught at the University of New Mexico and Gulf Coast State College (Panama City, FL).
Her research areas include generational diversity in corporate training, learning styles, Global Hospitality Learning, employee engagement and motivation in the workplace, active learning models, assessment/evaluation, andragogy. Currently, she is researching technology, the use of clickers and lecture software in the hospitality classroom, from a cross-cultural lens.
Dr. Green is an accomplished speaker, connecting her expertise with fellow hospitality industry educators across the globe. She is a member of the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (CHRIE) and the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). In addition to holding a PhD, she is also a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) and a Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE).