Swathi Ravichandran

Associate Professor of Hospitality Management, Kent State University

Swathi Ravichandran is an associate professor and coordinator of the BS in hospitality management and MS in hospitality and tourism management degree programs at Kent State University (KSU) in Kent, OH. She received an MBA in marketing and a PhD in foodservice and lodging management from Iowa State University. In 2014, Ravichandran received the Distinguished Educator of the Year award from the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA).  Following this recognition, she received a commendation from the Ohio Senate naming her one of “Ohio’s finest educators.” She teaches a variety of classes, including hospitality human resources management, hospitality legal issues, hospitality practicum and hospitality meetings management.

Posts by Swathi Ravichandran

Do you check your work email after hours?

If you answered “yes” to the above question, you are not alone. According to a Gallup poll,....More

Dos and don’ts of employee disciplinary action

These recommendations can help restaurants avoid potential lawsuits....More

Three tips for complying with immigration laws

Why is employment eligibility verification so important?....More

5 steps for writing an effective job description

An incomplete and out-of-date job description could lead to discrimination lawsuits....More

Why recruiting older workers makes sense

      Hiring older job applicants isn’t just smart business practice. It’s also a way to avoid age discrimination charges....More

Restaurants often vulnerable to sexual harassment charges 

Sexual harassment is a serious problem in the hospitality workplace. A Q&A explores the nuances and remedies....More
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