Dr. Nicholas "Nick" Edward Johnston is an Assistant Professor of Hospitality Management in the Department of Management in the Harrison College of Business and Computing at Southeast Missouri State University. He holds a doctoral degree in Hospitality Administration and Master of Science degree in Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management from Texas Tech University. He is also a Certified Culinarian through the American Culinary Federation, Certified in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA), and has over 15 years of experience in the food and beverage industries. In addition to teaching and advising, Dr. Johnston is an active researcher whose work focuses on consumer and organizational behavior in the foodservice and beverage industries. His work has been published in numerous academic journals and presented at a variety of industry and academic conferences.