College of Applied Science and Technology

Lawrence Gilpatric

Lawrence Gilpatric

Title: Professor, Hospitality Management
Dept/Program: Business and Information Technology
Office: Polsky 183-J
Phone: 330-972-5393
Fax: 330-972-5525


Professional Certifications:

  • Foodservice Management Professional National Restaurant Association (FMP)
  • Certified Executive Chef (CEC)
  • Certified Culinary Educator American Culinary Federation (CCE)

Professor Lawrence Gilpatric has been at The University of Akron since 1995. Prior to that he was an instructor of culinary arts and then assistant professor of hospitality management at Gateway Community and Technical College in New Haven, Conn., for seven years. 

He has more than 20 years of hospitality industry experience as a country club manager, restaurant manager, chef, banquet chef, line cook, breakfast cook, bartender, waiter and maitre d' hotel.


  • Master of Science, Organizational Management Central Connecticut State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Charter Oak State College, Connecticut
  • Associate in Science, Hotel Food Service Management Manchester Community-Technical College, Connecticut
  • Additional graduate courses completed at The University of Akron, Southern Connecticut State University, The University of Connecticut and The University of New Haven.

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