Cheri Becker, Ph.D.

Dr. Becker teaches in the Department of Management and International Business where her current teaching assignments include general management, human resources management, organizational staffing and organization theory.  Prior to joining the Southern Miss faculty in 2005, she served on the faculties of Virginia Tech, Kansas State, University of South Carolina and Washington State University.  She completed her doctorate at Virginia Tech in 1992 where her research focused on the study of service industries.


Professional Honors and Accomplishments

Dr. Becker is active in research addressing management issues in hospitality and service sector organizations, and in the area of tourism development pertaining to the Gulf Coast region.  Her research publications have appeared in a number of peer reviewed journals including:  The International Journal of Hospitality Management, Tourism Geographies, Academy of Health Care Management, Tourism Analysis, Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality and Tourism, Journal of Food Service Research and the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research.  She has presented her research at conferences across the globe and has been the recipient of a number of best paper awards.


Specialty Fields

Teaching:  General Management, Human Resources Management, Organizational Staffing and Organization Theory

Research:  Human Resources Management, Services Management and Tourism Development on the Mississippi Gulf Coast