A professor speaks to a group of students sitting in the film viewing room with black and white film on the screen over his shoulder.

Frederick Becker, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D, Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management - Pennsylvania State University
  • MALS, Administration and Leadership - State University of New York at Plattsburg
  • BSBA, Hotel and Restaurant Management - University of Denver
  • AAS, Hotel and Restaurant Management - Paul Smith's College


  • Legal Aspects of Foodservice, 1994 - National Restaurant Association, Educational Foundation
  • Serving Alcohol with Care, 1988 - American Hotel and Motel Association, Educational Institute
  • Certified Rooms Division Executive, 1987 - American Hotel and Motel Association, Educational Institute


  • Intro to Hospitality Management
  • Facility Management
  • Hospitality Marketing
  • Current Issues in Hospitality
  • Professional Effectiveness

Research Interests

  • The impact of fun in the workplace on turnover among entry-level workers in the hospitality industry. Dissertation, The Pennsylvania State University, 2012


  • Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association, Southern Chapter Board Member, 2017-present
  • Accreditation Evaluator, 2012, 2013 - Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • Accreditation Evaluator, 2006 - Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration
  • Board of Directors, 1991-1993 - The New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association


  • Dean, School of Business and Hospitality, 2013-2014, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Dean, School of Hospitality, 2003-2013, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Associate Professor, 2000-2002, Assistant Professor, 1994-2000, Pennsylvania School of Technology
  • Faculty Coordinator/Department Chair, 1989-1993, Paul Smith's College
  • Front Office Supervisor/Instructor, 1986-1989, The Hotel Saranac of Paul Smith's College