Allen Z. Reich, PhD. is an award-winning teacher and researcher with over 45 years of experience in teaching and management in the hospitality industry. Dr. Reich has worked his way from cook to chef, from unit to multi-unit (VP) management positions. Among his many accomplishments are being the Sous Chef at Green Pastures—a James Beard 100 best restaurants of the world, being a chef for private parties for Lady Bird Johnson at the LBJ Library, engineered the turnaround of corporate owned restaurants for Schlotzsky’s Sandwich Shops, and manager of the Night Hawk Steakhouse—a Texas institution and the highest volume steakhouse in the state. With undergraduate, masters and doctorate business and hospitality degrees, he understands both the theory and practical aspects of human resource management and is an industry consultant and expert witness for multi-million and billion dollar legal cases. He is a past president of the Northern Arizona University Faculty Senate and the faculty governing body for Arizona public universities, he held the faculty seat on the Arizona Board of Regents and was a member of the university president’s cabinet.

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