Cihan Cobanoglu

Cihan Cobanoglu, PhD, is the McKibbon Endowed Chair Professor of the School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus, and he also serves as the director of the M3 Center for Hospitality Technology and Innovation and coordinator of International Programs for the School of Hospitality & Tourism Management. He is a renowned hospitality and tourism technology expert. Dr. Cobanoglu is a Fulbright Specialist commissioned by the Fulbright Commission, which is part of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and World Learning (2018-2021). He is a Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) commissioned by Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals (HFTP) and the Educational Institute of American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). He is editor of the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Technology (JHTT) (Indexed in ESCI and Scopus), editor of the Journal of Global Business Insights (JGBI), associate editor of Tourism Review (world’s oldest tourism journal, indexed in SCCI and Scopus) and a co-author of six books and 10 conference proceedings. He currently serves as president of the Association of North America Higher Education International (ANAHEI). Dr. Cobanoglu served as the chair of the American Hotel and Lodging Association’s (AHLA) Technology and E-Business Committee from 2009 to 2011 and as a member of the CHTP Advisory Council and Editorial Advisory Board of HFTP. 

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