Industry Update
Appointment23 July 2021

Makarand Mody

Appointed Director of Research
At Boston University School of Hospitality Administration in Boston - MA, USA

 Makarand Mody

Boston University's School of Hospitality Administration (BU SHA) Dean Arun Upneja, Ph.D., has announced the appointment of Makarand Mody, Ph.D., to Director of Research, the first-ever position of its kind at the School of Hospitality Administration. Dr. Mody's primary role is to spearhead research and grant initiatives, as well as mentor faculty in this effort.

Dr. Mody's background includes tenures with Hyatt Hotels Corporation in Mumbai as a Trainer and with India's Kingfisher Airlines as a Quality Analyst. He also served as a Qualitative Research Specialist with IMRB International, a market research, survey, and business consultancy. Additionally, he advises companies on branding, service, and marketing strategy-related issues.

Earlier this year, Dr. Mody was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor. His published research includes articles on the sharing economy, including Airbnb and the Hotel Industry: The Past, Present, and Future of Sales, Marketing, Branding, and Revenue Management. More recently, he moderated a panel discussing the future of hospitality and wellness as applied to senior living, one of SHA's master's level concentrations.

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Purdue University

Makarand Mody (Class of 2013) is a graduate of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana - United States
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Boston University School of Hospitality Administration

Established in 1981 and now celebrating 40 years of Innovating the Business of Hospitality, Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration (SHA) offers students a combination of rigorous academics, liberal arts curriculum, and international experiences for the pursuit of success in lodging, restaurants, food service, and other avenues of the hospitality industry.
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