Erinn Tucker

Assistant Professor of
Hospitality Administration

DSC_0252Erinn Tucker joined the faculty at Boston University School of Hospitality Administration in the fall of 2011. Professor Tucker has worked in the areas of corporate sponsorships, event marketing and sales, and special events for General Motors, R*Works, and Dave & Busters, Inc. (formerly Jillian’s Entertainment). She held positions such as southeast promotions manager where she negotiated sponsorship proposals for PGA Tour-sanctioned events and later as a special events manager. In addition, she has consulted for sports teams in the area of employee training and development. Earlier in her career she worked extensively in the sports industry for a sports agency, professional sports team, and professional golf league.

Professor Tucker holds a bachelor’s in business administration from Florida A&M University, a master’s in sports administration from Florida State University, a master’s in business administration (MBA) from Winthrop University, and a PhD from Oklahoma State University (OSU). Prior to beginning her studies at OSU, Professor Tucker was an assistant professor at Johnson & Wales University—Charlotte and an adjunct instructor at UNLV—Singapore. She is a member of Meeting Planners International (MPI) and the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE).


Prereq: SHA HF 100

Explores contemporary human resource management relative to the hospitality industry, with emphasis on planning, job analysis, recruitment, selection, hiring, placement, and ethnic diversity in the workplace. Specifically, the course concentrates on employee motivation, leadership, training, team building, employee performance and retention. Management philosophies of work compensation, discipline, and labor relations are discussed as they affect current hospitality industry strategies to attract and retain a quality workforce. 4 credits, offered Fall & Spring.   [ 4 cr. ]

Prereq: SHA HF 100 and SHA HF 220.

This course provides an introduction to the methods and techniques utilized in planning, organizing, promoting and delivering of businesses and social events, and the role events play in generating a tourist and business market. Information will be presented that will allow the student to gain general knowledge of planning events.   [ 4 cr. ]


  • BS, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL
  • MS, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
  • MBA, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC
  • PhD, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

Contact Information

Boston University School of Hospitality Administration
928 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 323
Boston, MA 02215