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Leonard A. Jackson joins School of Hospitality faculty

Leonard A. Jackson

Leonard A. Jackson

The Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business welcomes Leonard A. Jackson to the faculty beginning August 1.

Jackson, an industry expert specializing in hospitality finance and revenue management, will serve as director of hotel finance and investment for the School of Hospitality. He will teach the hospitality financial analysis course required of all undergraduate hospitality majors and several courses in Robinson’s Regynald G. Washington Master of Global Hospitality Management.

Jackson’s research interests span the disciplines of accounting, real estate, finance and information systems. He has published over 30 scholarly and professional articles and has presented at academic and industry conferences. His work is cited in both industry and academic publications.

“Leonard has an extremely impressive combination of academic and industry credentials,” says Debby Cannon, director of the Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration. “His expertise in the areas of financial analysis, revenue management, hotel operations and hotel real estate are very important to our curriculum in hospitality analytics and lodging” adds Cannon.

Prior to joining the Robinson College of Business, Jackson served as associate professor at the University of Memphis where he taught graduate and undergraduate courses in hospitality analysis, revenue management and hotel operations.

Jackson received his doctorate from Oklahoma State University and has earned various professional certifications in hotel real estate and revenue management.