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Robert Frash

Department Chair

Address: Beatty Center, Room 302
Office Hours: Tues/Thurs 3:15-4:45 PM, and by appointment
Phone: 843.953.0827
E-mail: frashr@cofc.edu
Curriculum Vitae: Download



Education

Purdue University - West Lafayette, Indiana
Ph.D., Hospitality and Tourism Management, 2004

Ball State University - Muncie, Indiana
M.A., Adult and Community Education, 2001

Purdue University - West Lafayette, Indiana
B.S., Restaurant, Hotel, Institutional and Tourism Management, 1999

Indiana University & Purdue University at Indianapolis - Indianapolis, Indiana
A.S., Hospitality Management, 1997


Research Interests

  • Human resource issues in hospitality, including transfer of training
  • Food safety training
  • Information systems' training and nonverbal communication in the workplace

Courses Taught

  • Strategic Hospitality and Tourism Management Seminar
  • Foodservice Enterprise: Design & Development
  • Foodservice Operations Analysis
  • Service Operations Management
  • Food & Beverage Accreditations
  • Principles and Practices in Hospitality and Tourism Management

Honors and Awards

  • Teaching Academy Fellow Status (Nomination), 2004, Purdue University
  • Best Paper (Nomination), 2004m International Hospitality and Tourism Virtual Conference 5
  • Meritorious Certificate – Veterans History Project, 2002, The Library of Congress & United States Senator Richard G. Lugar

Publications

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

Frash Jr., R., DiPietro, R., Smith, W. (submitted). Local Food in U.S. Multi-Unit Restaurants. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research.

Frash Jr. R. (2012) Eat, Drink, Tip: Exploring Economic Opportunities for Full-Service Restaurants. Journal of Foodservice Business Research, 15(2): 176-194.

Runyan, R. C., Frash Jr., R., Antun, J. M., Line, N. D. (2011) Where Everybody Knows Your Name: Homophily in Restaurant Atmospherics. Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management, 21(1): 1-19.

Frash Jr. R., Antun, J., Kline, S., & Almanza, B. (2010). Like it! Learn it! Use it? A Field Study of Hotel Training. Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, 51(3): 398-414.

Antun, J., Frash Jr., R., Costen, W., & Runyon, R. (2010) Accurately Assessing Expectations Most Important to Restaurant Patrons: The Creation of DinEX Scale. Journal of Foodservice Business Research, 13(4): 360-379.

Frash Jr., R., & MacLaurin T., (2009) Restaurant Food Safety: The Influence of Employee Outlooks on Transfer of Training. International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Administration, 11(4): 328-346.

Antun, J., Strick, S., Frash, R., & Smith, E.M. (2008), The Relationship of Skills Attainment in Job Training and Student Self-esteem: An Exploratory Study. National Business Monograph Series in National Association of African American Studies, Cultural Memory: Placing Democracy and Human Rights at the Heart of Minority Issues, Part 1, 27-44.

Frash Jr., R., Antun, J., & Hodges, H., (2008) Family Life Cycle Segmentation for Foodservice Marketing: An Exploratory Case Study. Journal of Foodservice Business Research, 11(4): 382-397.

Frash Jr., R., Kline, S., Almanza B., & Antun, J., (2008) Support for a Multi-Level Evaluation Framework in Hospitality Training. Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality and Tourism, 7(2): 197-218.

Frash Jr., R., Binkley, M., Almanza, B., & Nelson, D. (2005) Transfer of Training Efficacy in U.S. Food Safety Accreditation. Journal of Culinary Science and Technology, 4(2/3): 70-100.

Kline, S. & Frash Jr., R. (2004). Empowering Individual Effort in Cooperative Learning. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education, 16(4): 35-43.

Frash Jr., R., Kline, S., & Stahura, J. (2004). Mitigating Social Loafing in Team-Based Learning. Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism, 3(4): 57-77.

Frash Jr., R., Almanza, B., & Stahura, J. (2003). Assessment of food safety risk. International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Administration, 4(4): 25-43.

 

REFEREED PRESENTATIONS/PRECEEDINGS

Frash Jr., R. E., DiPietro, R., Smith, W.W., & Luce, N. (2012). Local Foods: Will Diners Pay More? Paper presented at the 2012 CHRIE Annual Conference & Exposition, Providence, Rhode Island.

Frash, R., Antun J. (2011). Weilding DinEX to Improve Restaurant Site Selection. Poster presented at the I-CHRIE Annual Conference & Exposition, Denver, CO.

Antun, J., Frash, R., Smith, E.M. (2009). A Quasi-Experimental Study of Culinary Skills Attainment and Student/Employee Self Esteem Measures. Proceedings American Institute of Higher Education, 3rd. Annual International Conference. Nashville, TN, May 1, 2009. V 2 (1) pp. 271 – 277.

Antun, J., Frash Jr., R. (2008) The Relationship of Skills Attainment in Job Training and Student Self-esteem. Poster presented at the National Association of African American Studies Conference, Baton Rouge, LA.

Frash Jr., R., Antun, J., Litvin, S. (2007) The Impact of Family Life Cycle on Restaurant Dining Preferences. Poster presented at the I-CHRIE Annual Conference & Exposition, Dallas, TX.

Antun, J., Frash Jr., R. (2007) The Efficacy of Food Safety Training for Assisted Living Facility Foodservice Employees. Paper presented at the I-CHRIE Annual Conference & Exposition, Dallas, TX.

Antun, J., Smith, E., Frash, R. (2006) Wikis, Blogs, Podcasts, RSS Podcatchers and Live Books: Are We Strangers Living in a Strange Land? Frontiers in Southeast CHRIE Hospitality and Tourism Research 10(2)

Frash Jr., R., Binkley, M., Almanza, B., Nelson, D. (2005). Transferring Training into Improved Food Safety. Paper presented at the 24th Annual ISTTE Conference.

Thomas, L., Almanza, B., Frash Jr., R. (2005). Ascertaining Certified Food Protection Managers’ Training Transfer and Their Priorities in Safe Food Handling Practices. Paper presented at the Tenth Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism.

Frash Jr., R., & Kline, S. (2004). Social Loafing Dynamics In Team-Based Learning. Paper presented at the I-CHRIE Annual Conference & Exposition, Philadelphia, PA.

Frash Jr., R., & Kline, S. (2004). Facilitating Team-Based Learning. Paper presented at the International Hospitality and Tourism Virtual Conference, On-line.

Frash Jr., R., & Almanza, B. (2004). Transferring Training in Improved Food Safety. Paper presented at the Ninth Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism.

Frash, R. E., Almanza B., Stahura, J. Risk Assessment Classifications in Restaurant Health Inspections: a Case Study in Marion County, IN. Eighth Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism 2003.

Frash Jr., R. E., Armstrong, J. (2001). Transfer of Training in a Digital Age. “From the Margins           to the Mainstream.” American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE). Fiftieth Annual Conference

Frash Jr., R.E., Antun, J. (2001). Hospitality Industry Training Strategies for a Digital World. Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research, Vol. 6, Sixth Graduate Education and       Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism, Proceedings, Georgia Technical University, Atlanta, Georgia. (National)

Frash Jr., R. E. (2001). Kitterman, J. eTransfer. Destination: 21st Century Adult Education. IAACE (Indiana Association for Adult and Continuing Education). Annual Conference