John Palabiyik, Framingham State University, MA, USA

Program Coordinator
Management and Business & Information Technology Department
Hospitality and Tourism Management Program

A seasoned hotel and restaurant operations professional, instructor, and researcher. Some of John’s experience includes Kempinski, Four Seasons, Radisson, Omni, Marriott, Sonesta, and Wyndham brand hotels as well as his own restaurant, Seven Hills.

After 25+ years of national and international industry experience, John focused on the academic career and worked as a Hotel, restaurant, and hospitality management educator at various institutions such as Stratford, Texas Tech, Framingham State University, Anne Arundel, and Frederick Community College.


Lodging, F&B Operations, Corporatization, and fermented adult beverages are John’s primary research interests. John’s current certifications include Ph.D. in Hospitality Administration, MBA specializing in hospitality, ServSafe Food Management, TIPS instructor, and Proctor.

John currently works as an Assistant Professor for the Business Department of Framingham State University to build a well-recognized hospitality program and owns a hospitality consulting company. |