Dr. Melissa B. Dallas


Hospitality and Restaurant Admin
Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
Hospitality and Restaurant Admin
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • JD, University of Toledo 
  • MBA, Bowling Green State University 
  • BS, Business Administration, Bowling Green State University 


  • HRA 720: Risk Management and Legal Compliance in the Hospitality Industry
  • HRA 480: Global Strategic Management in the Hospitality Industry
  • HRA 428: Hospitality Law
  • HRA 340: Destination Development
  • HRA 210: Introduction to Hospitality Leadership

Professional experience

Professor Dallas’s current scholarship efforts center on corporate social responsibility in the hospitality industry. Her professional interests include the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (I-CHRIE) for which she served as Past President currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Governors for Eta Sigma Delta, the international hospitality honorary. She is also active in Springfield Metro Rotary, the Springfield Hotel and Lodging Association, and other professional associations. 

Awards and honors

  • Recognized as a Faculty Mentor for Missouri State University Student Athletes, 2013
  • Nominated for the Curtis P. Lawrence Award for Excellence in Advising at Missouri State University, 2013
  • I-CHRIE Outstanding Scientific Paper Reviewer for the area of Law and Governmental Relations, 2011
  • Recognition for Faculty Excellence from the Missouri State University Greek Community, 2009