College of Health and Human Services

John  C. Niser

Dr. John C. Niser

Dr. Niser's professional strength lies in the leadership of  hotel management schools.  He developed the international reputation and growth of Glion Institute of Higher Education and the Swiss Hotel Association Hotel Management School Les Roches, which he led as CEO.  John moved to the USA in 2006, and is currently chair of the Purdue Hospitality & Tourism Management Department at IPFW.  He also serves as President of Hotel Schools of Distinction, a global network of prestige institutions dedicated to serving industry needs.

His area of expertise is in Hotel Electronic Distribution and Restaurant Management.

Dr. Niser's background includes fourteen years managing major hotel operations in Europe and North Africa.  He earned his doctoral degree in young adult development, a field within which he introduced the concept of Craft Based Learning;  a form of learning-by-doing which leads to leadership and managerial learning outcomes.