Frederick J. DeMicco is ARAMARK Chair and Professor for the department of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management at the University of Delaware. Formerly, he was Associate Director in the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Recreation Management at Penn State University, where he was Professor-in-Charge of the HRIM undergraduate program, and presently is a Penn State Conti Professor of Hotel, and Restaurant Management. Dr. DeMicco teaches courses in international management and strategy, foodservice management, with research in the areas of cost control, international strategic management, and gerontology. His research spans the human life cycle from children to older employees and mature customers in the hospitality and tourism industry. He has worked on projects with ARAMARK for the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Sydney, and Athens.
In 1986, he completed his Ph.D. in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional management at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. In 1996, he completed a sabbatical in Hotel Management at Walt Disney World, Florida. He is on the Editorial Board of the Hospitality Research Journal, as well as author and co-author of more than 100 publications in the area of hospitality and tourism management. Dr. DeMicco is ranked 12th among the 119 most cited international hospitality faculty. Dr. DeMicco has taught and conducted research in Europe, Scandinavia, Australia, and the Caribbean (including cruise ships).
Dr. DeMicco is co-author with Dr. Marvin Cetron and Owen Davies of Hospitality 2010: The Future of Hospitality and Travel (Prentice Hall, 2006).