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Roberts appointed to serve on AHLEI advisory council

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Kevin Roberts, professor of hospitality management, has been selected to serve on the American Hotel and Lodging Education Institute’s Education Certification Advisory Council. The council provides guidance and insight to American Hotel and Lodging Education Institute for various workforce initiatives and programs related to industry, academic or workforce. The council is comprised of industry and academic leaders from across the country.

AHLEI works to provide hospitality organizations and schools with quality resources to train, education and certify hospitality professionals for over 65 years, first as the education arm of the American Hotel and Lodging Association and since February 2017 as part of the National Restaurant Association’s Training and Certification Division.

Roberts is a professor in the Department of Hospitality Management and directs the undergraduate program in hospitality management. He has 12 years of restaurant experience. Roberts teaches in the areas of foodservice management and hospitality law. He has been recognized for his outstanding teaching and has received the Kansas State University Presidential Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the College of Human Ecology Myers-Alford Outstanding Teaching Award.

Roberts' research interests are related to the application of food safety principles in the commercial setting. His current research focuses on behavior change of employees once food safety training has taken place. He is interested in developing alternative food safety training programs that not only target knowledge, but the antecedents of behavioral intention.

Roberts also serves as director of the Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs, is a member of the research committee of the School Nutrition Association and has completed several projects with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.

This article was posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, and is filed under College News, Hospitality Management.