Oklahoma State University Names Ben Goh to lead School of Hotel and Restaurant Administration
director of the School of Hotel and Restaurant Administration at Oklahoma State University.
hotel and institutional management and has more than 20 years in academic administration. He has served as associate dean of the College of Human Sciences and as associate department chair for the department of nutrition, hospitality and retailing from 1992 – 2001. During that time, he led the establishment of the doctoral program in hospitality administration.
Human Sciences Dean Stephan Wilson said Goh will provide leadership and vision forthe School of Hotel and Restaurant Administration as it begins construction of new research, food preparation and service labs in the soon-to-be-built expansion of the Human Sciences building.
"Dr. Goh's experience in hospitality education and national and international reputationmade him the ideal candidate for the expanded leadership role in HRAD, Wilson said. "He is highly regarded as a teacher and administrator. His expertise will be valuable to the school and the college as we move forward with the building project."
After receiving a bachelor of science in restaurant, hotel and institutional managementand an MBA from Texas Tech, Goh earned his doctorate of education from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He recently completed a Fulbright Scholar position in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Bangkok University.
Goh, who will also be the Charles Lanphere professor, said he is ready to get started inhis new position. "I am looking forward to coming to OSU to lead one of the most highly regarded hospitality programs in the world, Goh said. "The opportunities the new building will provide for the program and working with the outstanding faculty and staff are exciting." Goh's industry experience includes working for more than 5 years for the Hospitality Dining Services at Texas Tech University. He was also owner and operator of several restaurants, including Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse and Hub City Brewery in the historic Depot District of Lubbock, Tex. In recent years, Goh has been a consultant in the hospitality industry in South East Asia, focusing on hospitality education, customer service and cost control. He has served as on the board of directors of the Texas Hotel and Lodging Association, the Texas Restaurant Association, and he is one of the founding board members of the Hospitality Educators Association of Texas.