Dr. Michael L. Kasavana earned his BS in Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Administration, his MBA in Finance, and his PhD in Management Information Systems from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He is currently the NAMA-endowed professor in hospitality business and holds CHTP (Certified Hospitality Technology Professional) certification. Dr. Kasavana continues research into the current and near future developments of electronic commerce, information technology, and transaction processing methodology relative to the hospitality industry.
Dr. Kasavana has authored or co-authored six books and a host of academic and industry journal articles. In addition, he has also created a series of online instructional materials and software products. Dr. Kasavana is the recipient of the MSU Distinguished Faculty Award. He has been inducted into the HFTP International Technology Hall of Fame and was the first recipient of a Distinguished Achievements Award from FS/TEC.