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About H. Leslie Furr (Emeritus)

After leaving law school, I left Louisiana to begin my first decade-long portion of my forty-year professional career with the Hospitality Industry. During these ten years, I opened a restaurant with Steak and Ale, worked night audit with a Marriott Hotel, supervised the Front Desk for Silver Bay Resort, and completed a management-training course with the Capitol Hyatt in Washington, DC.

During the next decade, I completed my PhD at Texas A&M University and initiated the teaching portion of my career at Appalachian State University. I taught hospitality operations courses for the Business school there, consulted with local and Caribbean tourism businesses and coordinated the business internship program with the Condado Plaza hotel (where Dr. Stalcup was working as an HR manager).

My next appointment was California State University at Chico. I developed the Resort and Lodging Curriculum and built the number of majors from zero to 150 in five years. I consulted for Oxford Suites Hotels, Spectravision (Hyatt), Colonial Mutual Life Insurance in Fiji, and California Department of Forestry – $20,000 grant. I spent two wonderful summers overseas teaching for the Suan Dusit Business School in Bangkok, Thailand.  At Chico, I was promoted to Full Professor and served as the Program Director there for seven years.

I came to Georgia Southern as director of the Hotel and Restaurant Management program in 1996 and served in that capacity until our move the College of Business. Since 1996, I consulted with the Tampa/Hillsborough County Convention & Visitors to develop a linear survey pool, 400 interviewees each month.

I have published in a number of professional journals, given presentations at marketing and international tourism venues including Bangkok, Vienna, Montreal, Glasgow and Heidelberg.
| Former Faculty | Emeritus Faculty


June 2018 - Present Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University Management, Department of
2011 - June 2018 Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University Business, Parker College of

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

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  • Hospitality Accounting and Finance
  • Catering and Beverage Management
  • Hotel Operations
  • Purchasing
  • Hospitality Marketing and Sales
  • Restaurant Management
  • Facility Design and Maintenance
  • Managerial Accounting for the Hospitality Industry
  • Travel & Tourism Marketing
  • Introduction to Hospitality Management

Contact Information

PO Box 8151
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 479-5617
Office: COBA 2242


Peer Reviewed Journal Articles (15)

Peer Reviewed Presentations (25)