Piyavan Sukalakamala, Ph.D.

Professor  |  Hotel & Lodging Management (Program Director)  |  Food Service Management
College of Hospitality Management
Charlotte Campus



Piyavan Sukalakamala is the first Charlotte faculty member to receive Fulbright Specialist Scholar, and was also named Faculty of the Year by her colleagues and Faculty Advisor of the Year by the students. Sukalakamala organized the first Johnson & Wales student representation at hospitality venues for The Masters and US Open golf tournaments, and created Study Abroad to Thailand. She has published researches and served as a reviewer in many scholarly journals.

Ph.D., Hospitality Administration, Texas Tech University
M.S., Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management, Texas Tech University
B.S., Interior Design/Architecture, Texas Tech University


  • food service management; private club management; sensory evaluation