Jeffrey Montague is the Assistant Dean of Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management with more than 20 years of administrative experience in higher education. A graduate of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, the oldest historically black university in America, Jeffrey went on to obtain a Master’s Degree at Temple before joining its administration/faculty.
In addition to his duties as Assistant Dean, Jeffrey teaches senior seminar classes in the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management. He has a professional background in assisting students set goals and objectives for themselves while perfecting the necessary skills for acquiring a career and teaching them to understand professional development. To him, professional development is just as important as an impressive grade point average.
Richard Ridall is the Director for the Center for Student Professional Development at the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management as well as an Assistant Professor in Sport and Recreation Management. Richard received his Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice from Temple University, and then later received his Master’s of Education in Sports and Recreation Management from Temple’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management.
Richard has over 20 years of professional experience in the field of sports management with Comcast-Spectacor. He started his career as a penthouse suite concierge supervisor for the Philadelphia Eagles and assistant ticket manager for the Philadelphia Flyers. To him, being confident in what you do and the work you do is just as important as succeeding in the classroom.