Holcomb, Judy

Title: Assistant Professor and Chair of the Sport Business, International Tourism and Hospitality Management Department

Department: Sport Business, International Tourism & Hospitality Management

Phone: 352-588-8005

Email: judy.holcomb@saintleo.edu


  • Ph.D. in Hospitality Education from the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management
  • Masters of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management from the University of Central Florida
  • Bachelors of Science in Business Management from the University of Central Florida


Dr. Holcomb’s previous experience includes teaching for the Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida for seven years. She has spent over 25 years in the hospitality industry, 13 of those in the hotel industry in the Central Florida area, and over 12 years in various other segments of hospitality such as contract food service, restaurants and private clubs.

Community Affiliation:

  • Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals
  • Meeting Professionals International
  • Council Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education
  • Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association

Teaching & Professional Interests:

Dr. Holcomb teaches various classes in hospitality management such as Introduction to Hospitality Management, Lodging Management, Guest Service, Resort and Private Club Management and Senior Seminar. Her research interests focus on hospitality corporate social responsibility and she has published several articles on the topic. She is the co-editor of the International Dictionary of Hospitality and her dissertation was on the topic of hotel general managers perceptions of corporate social responsibility.

Honors & Awards:

  • Certified Hospitality Accounting Executive
  • Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society
  • Certification of Specialization in Hospitality Accounting and Financial Management

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