Brian Baker

Endowed Professor of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

United States

The Endowed Chair of Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Professor Brian Barker was appointed in June of 2021 at the Chaplin School of Hospitality Management and Tourism at Florida International University. Prior to this appoint, Professor Barker served as a Senior Clinical Instructor at DePaul University's School of Hospitality Leadership. Professor Barker is currently a PhD Candidate at Iowa State University, and his dissertation looks at using Value Co-creation as a measurement tool to support hospitality social enterprises.

Bringing over 13 years of industry experience to his current role. Most of his industry experience has been spent with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts (FSHR). Recognized as the first Front Office Manager at the Four Seasons Miami property to lead the Front Office team towards the attainment of the coveted AAA-Five Diamond Award in 2006.