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Jones Joins NMSU's HRTM Faculty

LAS CRUCES - Terry Jones has joined New Mexico State University's hotel, restaurant and tourism management department as an assistant professor teaching courses in hospitality marketing and human resource management in hospitality. He also will be advising students and conducting research.

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"While at NMSU, I would like to get involved in student organizations and help to increase the student enrollment in the department," he said. Terry Jones

Jones was an assistant professor of nutrition, food science and hospitality at South Dakota University. From 1991 to 1999 he was an adjunct faculty member in hotel administration at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

Jones earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in hotel management from UNLV in 1985 and 1990, respectively. He earned his doctorate in hospitality administration at UNLV in 1999. His dissertation explored the role of service industries in welfare reform and accommodations for welfare-to-work participants.

Jones, who is fluent in Spanish, has worked in several management positions in Las Vegas hotels, culminating with hotel operations and environmental services manager positions at the MGM Grand Hotel, Casino and Theme Park, and executive housekeeper with the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino.