Department of Food Science and Nutrition
Office: FFS 102
Education: Ph.D, Hospitality Management – University of South Carolina; M.B.A – Johnson & Wales University; B.A. – Tufts University; A.S. – Johnson & Wales University
Courses: Culinary Science I, Culinary Science II, Quantity Food Production, and Cost Analysis in Food Systems Management
Research Areas: Consumer behavior, food tourism, restaurant authenticity, and sustainability
Affiliations: Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (CHRIE)
Statement: Dr. Jamie Levitt joined the Department of Food Science and Nutrition in 2018. He comes to Fresno State from Wilmington, Delaware (via Switzerland, Turkey, and China). He completed his Ph.D in Hospitality Management at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. During his time there, he developed a scale to assess restaurant customers' perceptions of restaurant authenticity and its influence on important customer perceptions and behaviors.
Dr. Levitt has a strong passion for teaching and has taught courses internationally in China and Turkey. He believes that it is very important for students to learn via real-world examples and hands-on activities.