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Tom Duetsch

Professor of Practice
Tom Deutsch
362 Wallace Hall, Virginia Tech
295 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Tom Duetsch has more 25 years of industry experience in various areas of hospitality (university hotel and conference operations and private clubs).  He served as an adjunct instructor for Virginia Tech beginning in 2005 and joined the full-time HTM faculty in August 2019.  He started his career in student affairs at the University of Delaware and then transitioned into a hotel and conference services role, opening and managing UD’s first hotel property on campus.  He then moved to Blacksburg and coordinated on-campus summer conference housing and led Residential and Dining programs marketing efforts for almost 3 years before becoming general manager of the Blacksburg Country Club for almost 20 years.

In addition to teaching, Tom has the pleasure of advising two of HTM’s student organizations, the Hospitality Management Association (HMA) and the Club Manager’s Association of America (CMAA).  He is the primary departmental contact for companies recruiting our Feiertag HTM students and coordinates (with help from HMA) our fall and spring career fairs.

Tom received his BS is political science from the College of William and Mary and a Masters in Student Development from the University of Maryland at College Park.

  • HTM 1414 Introduction to HTM
  • HTM 2514 Catering Management
  • HTM 3044 Club Management 
  • HTM 3444 Hospitality Finance
  • HTM 4414 Food and Beverage Management
  • HTM 4514 Market Data Analysis
  • HTM 4964 Field Study in HTM
  • HTM 3594 HTM Study Abroad in Punta Cana – Resort Operations
  • BS, Political Science, College of William and Mary, VA 1990
  • M.Ed. Student Development, University of Maryland College Park, 1992
  • Certified Club Manager (CCM) through Club Managers Association of America
  • Certified Club Executive (CCE) through Club Managers Association of America
  • Certificate and Instructor in Hospitality Industry Analytics (CHIA)
  • Certificate and Instructor in Advanced Hospitality and Tourism Analytics (CHATA)
  • Faculty Advisor – Hospitality Management Association
  • Faculty Advisor – Club Manager’s Association of America
  • Pamplin College of Business award for excellence in International Programs
  • United Way Outstanding Service Award
  • General Manager Blacksburg Country Club, 2001-2019
  • Associate Director Marketing and Conference Services, Virginia Tech 1997-2001
  • Manager for Guest and Special Housing, University of Delaware, 1995-1997