Dr. Ali A. Poorani is an Associate Professor, with expertise in Leadership and Human Behavior. He is the Director of Hospitality Associates for Research & Training, (HART) offering variety of research and training programs for the hospitality and healthcare industries. He developed the University of Delaware’s Patient Experience Academy, in conjunction with Christiana Care Health System and Wilmington VA Medical Center.

Dr. Poorani has received his Ph.D. in Leadership and Human Behavior from USIU in San Diego, and his MBA from University of Central Oklahoma. He has published several
scholarly articles including: hospitality bridging healthcare.

Dr. Poorani has conducted many workshops, focus groups, and training programs nationally and internationally, bringing hospitality to healthcare with a vision to make hospitals truly hospitable.

Dr. Poorani serves on the Advisory Board of ARC NCR, that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; is a board member of Philadelphia & Vicinity Club Foundation, that provides scholarship for hospitality students and professionals; and, serves on the Advisory Board of Dineable, an app that helps everyone to “get food right.” He also serves as member in a number of professional organizations.

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