John Niser

John Niser

Director, Hospitality and Tourism Management,
International School of Hospitality, Sports, and Tourism Management

Contact Information


  • BA, Geneva University (Switzerland)
  • PhD, Anglia Ruskin University (United Kingdom)

Academic Profile

Dr. John Niser serves Fairleigh Dickinson University as Director if the International School of Hospitality, Sports, and Tourism Management since the 2019. The school operates on the two FDU campuses in New Jersey, one in Canada and a study abroad campus in the UK. The school offers professional graduate programs and undergraduate degrees focused on sports management, lifestyle branding, revenue optimization and the luxury segment of the industry. He is a fellow member of the Hotel Distribution Network Association and plays an active role with key industry partners in the digital marketing space. John is the current president of Hotel Schools of Distinction a global partnership of premiere hotel schools.

Previously, he was chair of the Hospitality and Tourism Management with Purdue and before moving to the USA John was CEO of two of the most prestigious Swiss Hotel schools. His professional experience started in international hotel management giving him a solid practical operational knowledge of the field of Hospitality Management. He followed this experience managing hotels in Europe and North Africa with formal studies in Psychology at Geneva (Switzerland) University and earned a doctoral degree focused on young adult development earned from Anglia Ruskin University (UK).


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