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Patti J. Shock

Professor, Harrah Hotel College at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Academic Consultant, The International School of Hospitality

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Patti Shock has been on the faculty at UNLV for 25 years. She chaired the Tourism and Convention Department for 18 years. Prior to that, she chaired the Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Department at Georgia State University in Atlanta. She teaches Catering, Intro to Conventions, and Social Media for Hospitality. She is also the Academic Consultant for The International School of Hospitality, a certificate granting school based in Las Vegas. She co-authored 5 books on catering and wrote the F&B chapters for many associations’ books, including IAEE, PCMA, and the CIC Manual. She has been a frequent speaker at industry meetings, and has received many awards and accolades over the years. Follow Patti on Pinterest (, Twitter (, and YouTube ( Her LinkedIn profile is (

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