John Umit Palabiyik

Dr. John Umit Palabiyik is a highly regarded scholar and seasoned practitioner in the field of hospitality and tourism, whose unwavering commitment has been directed towards influencing the trajectory of this industry. The individual's considerable expertise in the realm of global hotel administration, combined with their profound dedication to scholarly pursuits, positions them as a highly regarded authority within the domain of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Dr. Palabiyik commenced his educational trajectory in Istanbul, Turkey, commencing his studies at Istanbul University, where he successfully obtained his Bachelor of Science degree. The individual's inclination towards the realm of hospitality prompted him to undertake an MBA programme with a specialised focus on Hospitality at DeVry University. Continuing his academic pursuits, Dr. Palabiyik subsequently completed his doctoral studies in Hospitality Administration at Texas Tech University, thereby establishing a robust framework for his scholarly and vocational trajectory. Before embarking on his academic career, Dr. Palabiyik accumulated a wealth of practical knowledge spanning more than two and a half decades in the realm of international hotel management. The individual in question refined their expertise and gained extensive familiarity within the realm of hospitality through their tenure at prominent establishments including Kempinski, Four Seasons, Radisson, Omni, Marriott, Sonesta, and Wyndham. In addition, he successfully undertook the management of his own establishment, Seven Hills, thereby augmenting his practical expertise within the culinary domain. Dr. Palabiyik, in his pursuit of academic endeavours, contributed his specialised knowledge and skills to various esteemed institutions, namely Texas Tech University, Stratford University, Anne Arundel Community College, and Frederick Community College. His area of expertise lies in the field of hospitality management, where he dedicates his efforts to cultivating and guiding a burgeoning cohort of aspiring leaders within the industry. Dr. Palabiyik's illustrious professional trajectory culminated in his esteemed appointment at Framingham State University, where he presently assumes a multitude of responsibilities. He holds the esteemed position of Assistant Professor, assuming the vital role of Programme Coordinator for the esteemed Hospitality and Tourism Management Programme, while simultaneously serving as the esteemed Chair of the esteemed Management, Business & Information Technology Department within the esteemed College of Business. In his current role, he possesses a specialised expertise in the pedagogy of hotel and restaurant management, effectively integrating his extensive professional background within the educational setting. Dr. Palabiyik's instructional repertoire encompasses a diverse array of subjects, encompassing Field Experience in Hospitality and Tourism, Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism, Economics of Hospitality and Tourism, Hotel and Lodging Management, Food and Beverage Management, Hospitality and Tourism Law, HR Management for the Hospitality Industry, Financial Management for the Hospitality Industry, Sales and Marketing for Hospitality and Tourism, and Facilities Management in Hospitality and Tou Dr. John Umit Palabiyik exemplifies his unwavering commitment to his students and the field of hospitality through his various professional positions and instructional responsibilities. The amalgamation of his extensive industry expertise and profound scholarly acumen perpetually engenders a constructive impact on the realm of hospitality and tourism management.

Maria Luisa Medrano

Maria Luisa Medrano is a highly esteemed financial analyst and professor who possesses a profound interest in the field of fashion industry management and financial planning. The trajectory of her professional endeavours is distinguished by her unwavering dedication to the transformative potential of education and strategic business planning, deftly amalgamating her profound knowledge in these domains to emerge as a prominent luminary in both the academic sphere and the corporate realm. Maria, hailing from the illustrious city of Madrid, Spain, embarked upon her professional journey at the esteemed Web Financial Group S.A. It was during the period spanning from February 2000 to 2003 that she diligently fulfilled the role of a financial analyst. The individual’s aptitude for analysis and profound comprehension of the financial domain expeditiously distinguished her as a valuable resource within the realm of corporate enterprises. Maria commenced her illustrious tenure at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in December 2003, which has endured for a remarkable period of 19 years and continues to thrive at present. Commencing her tenure as an esteemed professor, Maria diligently disseminated her vast reservoir of knowledge and profound experiences to a burgeoning cohort of eager learners, thereby exerting a profound influence on innumerable forthcoming trajectories. Maria’s appointment as Director for the Master in Financial Advice and Planning in September 2013 stands as a testament to her exceptional skills and unwavering commitment. Notably, she has retained this esteemed position to the present day, further affirming her ongoing dedication to this role. In the year 2012, Maria engaged in a concise, yet significant period of time serving as a professor of Business Plan at La Caixa. This experience allowed her to further refine her aptitude in providing guidance to aspiring entrepreneurs and individuals with a keen interest in the realm of business, as they embarked upon their entrepreneurial endeavours. Maria’s unwavering commitment to the pursuit of knowledge and practical application thereof propelled her towards yet another illustrious role, assuming the esteemed position of Director of the Master in Fashion Business Management at the Camara de Comercio, Industria, y Servicios de Madrid in September of 2014. Maria’s tenure in this role spans a period of nine years, during which she has consistently demonstrated her ability to make noteworthy contributions to the fashion business industry by virtue of her exceptional leadership skills. In September 2017, Maria assumed the esteemed position of Director for the Official Master in Financial Advice and Planning, overseeing both the in-person and online modalities, at URJC online. This particular position afforded her the opportunity to utilise digital platforms as a means to effectively engage with and instruct a larger audience, thereby augmenting her influence as an educator. In December 2021, Maria accomplished a noteworthy feat by obtaining a business mentor certification from the esteemed Fundación para el Conocimiento madrid. The aforementioned certification, with an expiration date of December 2026, serves to fortify Maria’s position as a dependable authority and mentor within the realm of business. Maria Luisa Medrano, a distinguished individual with an extensive tenure in the realm of education, financial analysis, and business mentorship, undeniably serves as a source of inspiration. The enduring impact of her scholarly and professional endeavours resonates within the realms of academia and industry, exerting a profound influence on the trajectories of aspiring leaders and enterprising individuals yet to come.

Iza Gigauri

Iza Gigauri is a highly regarded scholar and pedagogue, presently holding the position of Associate Professor at St. Andrew Universitas Georgia Pertama yang Disebut dari Patriarkat Georgia. Renowned for her profound expertise in the field of business administration and her remarkable linguistic prowess, she has made substantial scholarly contributions and continues to exert a profound impact on the educational trajectory of her pupils in the city of Tbilisi, situated in the nation of Georgia. Iza's scholarly trajectory is characterised by her relentless quest for knowledge spanning various esteemed institutions and a wide array of academic disciplines. The individual in question commenced her tertiary studies at Ilia Chavchavadze Tbilisi State University, where she successfully obtained a Bachelor's degree in the field of Translating and Interpreting, culminating in an exceptional academic performance meriting honours distinction. The pursuit of linguistic studies was ignited within her upon completion of this academic programme, prompting her to further delve into this field of knowledge at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. In this context, the individual in question pursued an academic trajectory centred around the acquisition and pedagogy of Deutsch als Fremdsprache (German as a foreign language) / Deutschunterricht im Ausland (German instruction abroad). This course of study culminated in the attainment of an esteemed distinction from the esteemed Fakultät für Philologie (Faculty of Philology). The evident ardour that Iza possesses for languages is accompanied by a burgeoning fascination with the field of business administration. The individual in question diligently undertook her inaugural pursuit of a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at the esteemed American University for Humanities, ultimately culminating in her successful completion of the programme with distinction. In pursuit of augmenting her comprehension of global business strategies, Iza subsequently pursued her second Master of Business Administration degree, with a specific emphasis on International Action eLearning, conferred by the esteemed Dutch Business School. Iza's unwavering dedication to the discipline of business administration propelled her towards the esteemed Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, where she successfully attained her doctoral degree. The commendable scholastic achievements she exhibited merited her the esteemed distinction of Summa Cum Laude, serving as a testament to her unwavering commitment and assiduousness. In the month of April in the year 2019, Iza graciously embraced an esteemed appointment as an Associate Professor at the esteemed St. Andrew Universitas Georgia Pertama yang Disebut dari Patriarkat Georgia, where her dedicated service persists to this very day. By virtue of her comprehensive comprehension of fundamental business principles and her adeptness in various languages, she imparts a distinctive viewpoint to her pupils, thereby enhancing the quality of their educational encounters. Iza Gigauri's diverse range of scholarly endeavours and unwavering commitment to pedagogy have solidified her esteemed stature within the realm of academia. The individual's professional trajectory is distinguished by a fusion of astute business acumen, exceptional linguistic aptitude, and an unwavering dedication to the dissemination of knowledge, rendering her a formidable and inspirational presence within the realm of higher education.


Since 2003 up till the present day, the author has held the position of permanent lecturer in the Faculty of Economics and Business at Bandar Lampung University. The author finished his study by earning a doctorate in economics from the Doctoral Programme at Sebelas Maret University in Surakarta in 2023. Prior to that, he earned a master's degree in accounting from the University of Lampung in 2013 and a bachelor's degree in accounting from Bandar Lampung University in 1997. As of right now, the author holds the position of Secretary of the Faculty of Economics and Business at Bandar University Lampung, which he has held since 2014. Aside from that, the author is also active in participating in many national seminars and worldwide seminars, in addition to actively contributing articles to a variety of national and international journals through active participation. Other books that have been written and published include Multivariate Statistics, which was released in March 2019 by CV. Anugrah Utama Raharja; Financial Performance and Community Welfare in Indonesia, which was released by Pustaka Media in January 2020; Portrait of Public Trust, Good Governance and E-Government in Indonesia, which was released by Amerta Media in 2021; and Building Public Trust in Indonesia, which was released by Amerta Media in 2022.