Michael Angelo Forcella

Adjunct Professor, International School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

Professor Forcella joinedFairleigh Dickinson University’s International School of Hospitality andTourism as an adjunct faculty fall 2008 teaching Graduate - Global Marketing to Hotel Executives,and Undergraduate -HospitalitySales & Marketing for the Hospitality Manager.

He has aB.A. in Psychology from Montclair State University, an M.B.A. in Managementfrom Fairleigh Dickinson University, and CHE designation - CertifiedHospitality Educator, recognizingthose individuals who have demonstrated the qualities needed to becomeeffective hospitality educators.

Professor Forcella began his hospitality career as a member of the firstclass of blackjack and craps dealer at Resorts International, Atlantic City in1978.  He joined Harrah’s in 1980 and held various positions includingCasino Games Supervisor, Market Analysis Manager, Box Office Manager, and SlotMarketing Manager. He was selected to implement, “The Captain’s Circle”,which was the first electronic slot club (customer reward loyalty program) inthe casino industry and also taught the first course in New Jersey, Introduction to Casino Management, atFairleigh Dickinson University in 1981.

Professor Forcella thenengaged a 20 year business and marketing career where on 2 more occasions hehas been responsible for introducing new products and/or services thatpioneered on the cutting edge and were the first of their kind in themarketplace.

Professor Forcella is aLecturer at Ocean County College where he has developed and teaches a Distance Learning Master Course-Principles of Management in eCollege. He has taught both On-Site and Distance Learning classes of Principlesof Marketing, Introduction to Business Administration, Principles ofManagement, Small Business Management, Internship Mentor, and Introduction toCommunications.

Michael Angelo Forcella iscurrently the Manager of Business Engagement in the Department of Continuingand Professional Education at Ocean County College, Toms River, NewJersey. He is responsible for thegeneration of revenue from grants and the delivery of services to governmental,non-governmental, and for profit agencies.  

He is also the Project Director for the Recovery New JerseyTalent Network Grant awarded to OCC through June 2014; the first time any NJcounty college has been selected to administrate a Talent Network Grant.

As the GrantAdministrator for Ocean County College he is responsible for a statewide effortto implement a communication network to identify available resources fordisplaced businesses; and to connect displaced and dislocated jobseekers tobusinesses with on-the job Training assistance, skills training, and othercareer and placement resources with emphasis in the recovery communities affected by Super Storm Sandy.

Email:   michael_forcella@fdu.edu



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