Dr. Elizabeth H. Barber Associate Dean Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Dr. Elizabeth H. Barber is the associate dean of Temple University's School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM), the region's leading provider of management talent in tourism, hospitality, sport and recreation. She is one of the area's foremost educators in the development of curricula for tourism, hospitality, sport and recreation. Since the School's inception in 1998, she has guided the program to offer the best and most comprehensive industry-specific education in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral studies. Prior to STHM, she served as an associate professor within the Department of Sport Management and Leisure Studies, part of Temple's College of Health, Physical Education and Dance (HPERD). Within HPERD, her primary responsibility was to lead the Department’s efforts in curriculum development of Commercial Recreation and Tourism. She soon took on the role of academic director and then associate dean. She came to Temple in 1989. From 1987-89 she was an assistant professor at Southern Connecticut State University. She completed her PhD in Instructional Design and Technology from The University of Iowa in 1987. Her areas of research study include customer satisfaction, personnel satisfaction, instructional adequacy, and teaching and learning styles. She is an active participant in the tourism, hospitality, sport and recreation communities. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Governor's Travel and Tourism Council and serves on the Student Relations Committee of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Chapter Relations Advisory Board. She is a member of the Board of Governors Advisory Board for Philadelphia High School Academies: Hospitality, Restaurant, and Tourism Academy and student liaison board member for the Philadelphia Chapter of HSMAI.