Dr. A.J. Singh earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Delhi in India. His MS degree was in Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Management from Purdue University and his PhD in Parks, Recreation and Tourism was from Michigan State University. Dr. Singh is the International Lodging, Finance and Real Estate Associate Professor in The School of Hospitality Business. In 1998, he completed a two-year research project (as part of his doctoral dissertation). The study made a major contribution to the literature by predicting the structure of the U.S. Lodging industry and its future sources of financing. An integral part of this project involved working closely with 38 industry leaders representing the lodging, real estate and financial services industries. The research has since been published (and accepted for publication) in key academic and industry publications such as the International Journal of Hospitality Management, Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly, Travel and Tourism Analyst, Journal of Lending and Credit Risk Management, Bottomline, Lodging, and Hotel Tourism Review (Publication of the Swiss Hotel Industry). In partnership with industry and other faculty colleagues, Dr. Singh’s goal is to establishThe School of Hospitality Business as the leading solution provider for issues and problems related to International Lodging Operations and Real Estate Finance.