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New Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Professor at NMSU

LAS CRUCES--Gregory Blanch has been hired as an assistant professor in New Mexico State University's hotel, restaurant and tourism management department.

Blanch, a native of New York, comes to NMSU from Singapore, where he spent two years working as an assistant professor at Nanyang Technological University. Prior to Singapore, he taught at Cal Poly Pomona University in the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management.

"My international experience was personally and professionally fulfilling, and I hope that it will be of value to my students as well," he said.

Blanch will be teaching upper level management classes. This semester, he is teaching hotel operations and a senior policy seminar.

"The students seem very interested in my experiences, in the topics and are eager to participate in class discussions," Blanch said. "I hope to contribute to the program's growth and development."

Blanch is conducting ongoing research about leadership in hospitality management organizations and the teaching and learning processes of students who speak english as a second language in hospitality education.

He earned a bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University, a master's degree from Cal Poly at Pomona and a doctorate from Claremont Graduate School.

Blanch is a member of the American Association of Higher Education, the Association for the Study of Higher Education and the Council on Hotel, Restaurant and International Education.