College of Applied Science and Technology
(formerly Summit College)

Jamal Feerasta

Jamal Feerasta

Title: Professor, Hospitality Management
Department: Business Technology
Office: Galucci Hall 155
Phone: 330.972.6601
Fax: 330.972.5525



  • M.S. Hospitality Management. Florida Int’l University. Miami, Florida
  • B.S. Hospitality Management. Florida Int’l University, Miami, Florida
  • Doctoral candidate

Professional certification:

  • Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE)

Mini-Bio: Professor Feerasta joined the faculty of Summit College in 2000. Before coming to The University of Akron, he was teaching at the International Hotel School in Canberra, Australia and at the hotel school in Auckland, New Zealand. His background is in hotel operations and food service management. Professor Feerasta has worked with Charley Brown’s, Marriott Hotels, Holiday Inn, Pearl-Continental Hotels and Serena Hotels & Resorts. Having worked from entry level position to regional manager, Professor Feerasta brings to academia solid professional experience. His international back ground involves developing curriculum in hospitality and tourism management for the University of Central Asia, conducted seminars and workshops in China, Jamaica and Pakistan. Professor Feerasta is an active board member of various professional organizations.

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