Valentini Kalargyrou

Assistant Professor of Hospitality Management
Phone: 
603.862.3863
Email: 
Valentini.Kalargyrou@unh.edu
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Fields of Specialization:

Teaching and research focus on human resources and gaming, with a concentration in disability issues in the workplace, leadership, training and development. 

 

Biography:

Education:

Ph.D., Hospitality Administration, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
M.S., Hotel Administration, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
B.Sc., Business Administration and Accounting (major in Marketing), Athens University of Economics and Business

Dr. Kalargyrou joined Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics (formerly WSBE) at the University of New Hampshire in 2009 as an assistant professor of Hospitality Management. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration and Accounting from the Athens University of Economics and Business, one of the top ten universities in Europe. She received her Ph.D. and Master’s from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), in Hospitality Administration, where she was also a part-time faculty and served as a visiting scholar at UNLV, in Singapore. Dr. Kalargyrou’s teaching and research focus on human resources and gaming, with a concentration in disability issues in the workplace, leadership, training and development.

Dr. Kalargyrou has an impressive track record of leadership and entrepreneurism. In Las Vegas, she was part of the opening teams of the three-star Michelin Joel Robuchon at the Mansion of MGM Grand, the luxurious Signature hotel condos at the MGM Grand, and the Mobil five-star Wynn resorts. She has also worked as the project manager for different corporate programs at the human resources department of MGM Grand, and a facilitator at the Bellagio, Las Vegas. Before joining MGM Resorts International, she was the General Manager for several wholesale and retail businesses and has launched a successful franchise in the Balkans. In addition, she managed the family-owned yacht chartering company in Greece.

Dr. Kalargyrou is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Golden Key International, and National Scholars Honor societies and several other professional organizations, such as the Council of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (CHRIE) and the Seacost Human Resources Association (SHRA). Dr. Kalargyrou’s career goals include becoming an eminent scholar in her research field, and serving her students and discipline at her full capacity.

Recent Research:
  • Kalargyrou V. & Volis A. (2014, in press). Disability inclusion initiatives in the hospitality industry: An exploratory study of industry leaders. Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality and Tourism, 13(2). 
  • Kalargyrou V. & Woods, R. (2012). Academics vs. professional managers when leading hospitality management education. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education, 24(4), 5-13.
  • Kalargyrou, V. , Lucas, A. and Singh AK (2012). Estimating the effect of racino restaurant sales on slot wagering volume. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 24(7), 1088-1099.
  • Houtenville, A. & Kalargyrou, V. (2012). People with disabilities: Employer’s perspectives on recruitment practices, strategies and challenges in leisure and hospitality. Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, 53(1), 40-52.
  • Kalargyrou, V. (2011). Administrative challenges in hospitality management education. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education, 23(3), 34-42.
  • Kalargyrou, V., Pescosolido T. & Kalargiros, E. (2012). Leadership skills in management education. Academy of Educational Leadership Journal, 16(4), 39-64.
  • Kalargyrou, V. & Woods, R. (2011). Identifying training challenges in the hospitality industry: An exploratory approach. FIU Hospitality Review, 29(1), 1-23.
  • Kalargyrou, V. & Woods, R. (2011). Wanted training competencies for the 21st century. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 23(3), 361-376.
  • Kalargyrou, V., Woods, R., and Bergman C. (2010). Five a day keeps the doctor away: Employee and managerial impressions of implementing a healthy dining option. International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration, 11(3), 242-254.
  • Kalargyrou, V. and Woods, R. (2009). What makes a college administrator an effective leader? An exploratory study. Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism, 9 (1), 21-36 (ISBN: 1531-3220).