Fred DeMicco

Executive Director and Professor in the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management at Northern Arizona University

Fred DeMiccoFrederick J. DeMicco, Ph.D., RDN is the Executive Director and Professor in the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management at Northern Arizona University. Formerly he was Professor and the Aramark Endowed Chair in the Lerner College of Business & Economics in Hospitality Business Management at the University of Delaware. He was Associate Director in the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Recreation Management (HRRM) at Penn State University, where he was Professor-in-Charge of the Hotel & Restaurant Management undergraduate program and also was the Professor- in Charge of the Master of Science and PhD graduate program for five years). He presently is a Conti Distinguished Professor at the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. DeMicco is the President of International Academics and the Dean of Business Executive and Professional Programs at the Learning Village in Tuscany (SIAF) Campus in Volterra, Tuscany – the home of Innovation and Imagineering. Dr. DeMicco was also a Darden Eminent Scholar Chair Visiting Professor to the University of Central Florida - Rosen College; the USF Sarasota- Manatee and Colorado State University and an Adjunct Professor in the Joseph R. Biden School of Public Policy & Administration, at the University of Delaware. Dr. Fred DeMicco has worked in Healthcare at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston and at Walt Disney World in hotel management where he also obtained a Ductorate Degree from Disney University, Orlando.
Insights by Fred DeMicco (12)

Hotels Will Need A 5-Star Rating In Safety And A 3-star Michelin Rating To Address Guest COVID-19 Concerns

A major lesson we have all learned from COVID is to look forward, not backwards, as to where the future of career opportunities will be. Two major industries are undergoing fundamental change with no clear vison in sight as to a final destination.

Haven: How Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase Plan to Disrupt Health Care - Lessons for the Lodging and Hospitality Industry

Healthcare costs have ballooned over the past 50 years, with US health care costs taking up a 17.1 percent share of the US Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Today, Healthcare in the US is about a $3.4 Trillion industry.

The Automat Concept – What’s Old Is New Again With Technology: Opportunity for Hotels

A restaurant without waiters or workers behind the counter seems like an idea from the future; Ironically, this is an idea of the past. This concept is called an Automat, it was popularized in the early 1900s after the Spanish Flu Pandemic (Figure 1).

A Message to the Travel, Lodging and Hospitality Industry That May Save Your Business – Part 2

With our extraordinary downturn in hospitality and travel, I sought out a corporate business traveler, a frequent flyer, road warrior extraordinaire and someone in our global travel industry who occupies the C-Suite.

Brand Aid: Destination Medical Center And Hotels Bridging Healthcare (H2h) In Minnesota (Part 2)

Beginning in 1980, Mayo Clinic was transformed from a single revered clinic in the Midwest to a global provider with three clinic locations, international outreach, and a revolutionary digital and social media presence.
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