Michael F. Sheridan joined the full-time faculty in 2013 after serving as an adjunct professor in 2012, when he taught undergraduate and graduate students about management, sales, development and other areas of tourism and hospitality.
Dr. Sheridan’s industry experience includes, most recently, serving as director of revenue management for Sofitel Philadelphia, where he was responsible for maximizing revenue for the luxury, four-star hotel through revenue management, inventory control, market-segment pricing, statistical analysis and demand-stimulating initiatives.
From 2005 to 2011, Dr. Sheridan was hotel program director for the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC), which is now known as Visit Philadelphia. During his tenure, he served as a liaison between Philadelphia’s tourism-marketing office and the more than 100 hotels in Philadelphia and the suburbs. He also presided over GPTMC’s most successful hotel package, the Philly Overnight Hotel Package, generating more than $21 million in room revenue. Dr. Sheridan also held a variety of positions, including general manager, at Montego Bay Ocean Front Resort/Surf Strong Resort in North Wildwood, N.J.
Dr. Sheridan has served on the boards of the Philadelphia Gay Tourism Caucus, the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce, and the Greater Wildwood Hotel & Motel Association.
Since 2018, Dr. Sheridan has served as the academic director of the Master of Science in Hospitality Management (MSHM). As AD, he assists with recruitment and enrollment, advising, curriculum, faculty coverage, completing administrative elements as well ensuring a positive student experience. In addition, he serves as the faculty liaison between STHM and representatives of the tourism and hospitality industry.
Dr. Sheridan received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising and his Master of Tourism and Hospitality Management from Temple University. He earned a certificate in Hotel Revenue Management from Cornell University and, in 2014, earned a Certificate in Teaching Higher Education from the Teaching and Learning Center at Temple University’s College of Education.
In 2022, following the success defense of his dissertation on the effects of cyberbullying on student success, Dr. Sheridan completed his doctoral degree in higher education from the College of Education and Human Development at Temple University.