Home Economics Education, Texas Tech University, 1985
Institutional Management, Kansas State University, 1974
Hotel and Restaurant Administration, Oklahama State University, 1972
Dr. Jay R. Schrock holds degrees from Oklahoma State University, Kansas State University and a Ph.D. from Texas Tech University. Dr. Schrock was the Founding Dean/Director of the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management at San Francisco State University, University of South Florida on the Sarasota-Manatee and developed the program at Texas Tech University. He has taught, researched and/or lectured in England, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Finland, Russia, France, Japan and the Peoples Republic of China, Syria and Turkey. Dr. Schrock lived and worked more than three years in Japan and has spent extensive time internationally. Dr. Schrock has worked in the hospitality industry for Saga Food Services, Stouffers, and Holiday Inn to mention a few. He has also worked in Institutional Feeding as Catering Director at Kansas State University and Student Union Food Service Director at Texas Tech University. Dr. Schrock has published a wide variety of academic journals including the Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing, Hospitality and Tourism Educator and the Cornell Quarterly. His primary research area is the economic development of the wine industry in underdeveloped countries, international tourism development and service quality. Most importantly, he (Jay) loves to teach and encourages his students to have a passion for the hospitality industry. He encourages his students to grow intellectually, socially and to be involved in the community.