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Kevin R. Roberts

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Associate Professor; Director, Hospitality Management Program

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Departments & Academic Units:
Contact Info:
106 Justin Hall
(785) 532-2399
Courses I Teach:
  • HMD 220: Environmental Issues in Hospitality (Distance)
  • HMD 221: Topics in Hospitality
  • HMD 341: Principles of Food Production
  • HMD 441: Professional Club Management
  • HMD 423: Facilities Planning & Risk Management
  • HMD 499: Special Event Planning
  • HMD 621: Hospitality Law
  • HMD 624: Procurement for the Hospitality Industry
Areas of Specialization:
  • Foodservice management
  • Food Safety & HACCP
  • Ph.D. in Foodservice and Hospitality Management, Kansas State University (2008)
  • M.S. in Foodservice and Lodging Management, Iowa State University (2002)
  • B.S. in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management, Iowa State University (1999)

Short Biography

Kevin Roberts joined the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics in the Fall of 2003. Dr. Roberts is experienced in food safety research and training. While employed with Iowa State University Extension, he assisted with ServSafe® classes around Iowa and in developing food safety information for consumers and foodservice professionals. He has 12 years of restaurant experience, most recently as a food and beverage manager with Seven Villages Restaurant, Williamsburg, Iowa. His research interests focus on HACCP and food safety, specifically, overcoming employee barriers to food safety implementation in the commercial foodservice setting. Dr. Roberts has also been recognized for his leadership contributions as a graduate student at Iowa State University receiving the 2002 VEISHEA Campus Leadership Award.

Dr. Roberts is a member of the International Association of Food Protection, Club Manager’s Association of America, Kansas – Oklahoma Club Manager’s Association of America, Mid-America Club Manager’s Association of America, Council on Hotel Restaurant Institution Educators (CHRIE), Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Arkansas (KOMA) CHRIE, the National Restaurant Association, and the Foodservice Management Education Council.

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College of Human Ecology
Kansas State University
119 Justin Hall
Manhattan, Kansas 66506
+1 (785) 532-5500

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