Adjunct Professor, International School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
Professor Frank Benowitz began his career working in various local hotels and restaurants before deciding to join the ranks of management in the retail sector. After seven years in retail management, he pursued his interests in corporate management. He spent a combined five years working as a manager for Ceridian and Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
In his previous position, Prof. Benowitz assisted with on-line training and education programs provided to the pharmaceutical/food industry. His clients included companies such as Johnson & Johnson, U.S. Food & Drug Administration and U.S. Department of Defense.
While working full-time, Prof. Benowitz maintained a commitment to furthering his education. He earned two A.A.S. Degrees (Business and Hotel, Restaurant Institutional Management) and a Certificate of Proficiency (Total Quality Management) from Mercer County Community College (MCCC). He continued his education at Thomas Edison College where he earned a B.S. Degree in Business Administration (with a concentration on Hotel/Restaurant Management). In 2007, he graduated with his M.S. in Hospitality Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University and also earned his title of Certified Hospitality Educator.
During college, Prof. Benowitz was very active. He served three terms as Student Government President at MCCC and was also active in the Hospitality Club and Phi Beta Lambda. Phi Beta Lambda is a national organization for students pursuing a career in business. Mr. Benowitz he was elected as both NJ PBL State President and served two terms as a PBL National Officer.
As a result of his years of management and training experience, Prof. Benowitz has served as a NJ State Trainer and State Officer Coach for New Jersey Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) for the past 15 years. Furthermore, he has facilitated several USDA trainings throughout the state of NJ.
Since 2003, Prof. Benowitz has been employed by Mercer County Community College (MCCC) as a professional staff member in the Hotel, Restaurant Institutional Management (HRIM) department and teaches a multitude of HRIM and Business courses. He continues to value education and is extremely pleased that he was given the opportunity to return in full circle to where he began his own pursuit of higher learning.
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