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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management


Faculty and Staff

Brian J. Mihalik, Ed.D.

Title: Professor
Department: School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management / Department of Sport and Entertainment Management
College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
E-mail: bmihalik@hrsm.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-0146
Fax: 803-777-6427
Office:

Carolina Coliseum, Room 1018-G

Resources: 2014 Dean's Five Years in Review Presentation
Brian J. Mihalik, Dean

Background

Ed.D., Temple University, Philadelphia, Penn.
M.S., Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
M.S., Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
B.S., Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.

Dr. Brian J. Mihalik is a professor in the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management and in the Department of Sport and Entertainment Management and former Dean of the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management at the University of South Carolina. He received his doctorate of education from Temple University, and two M.S. degrees with an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Syracuse University. Throughout his career, Mihalik received tenure at Clemson, Oklahoma State, S.U.N.Y Brockport, Virginia Tech and the University of South Carolina. With more than 20 years of administrative experience in both the academic and public sectors, he has served as an administrator and / or faculty member at six state universities. Additionally, Mihalik served approximately eight years in administration at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University beginning with his duties as a department head and culminating as the associate dean of the Graduate School. Furthermore, Mihalik's educational programs are recognized or implemented in countries such as the Dominican Republic, Switzerland, northern Italy, and Austria.

Professional affiliations of Dr. Mihalik include the Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA), International Council of Hotel, Restaurant and International Education (I-CHRIE) and Sigma Chi Alumni Organization at Syracuse University.

As dean, Dr. Mihalik and his team raised over $34 million in the latest USC Carolina’s Promise capital campaign. Mihalik has published more than 100 articles ranging from refereed journal articles to land grant extension publications and has received over $1million in external grant funding throughout his career. His research on global and mega-events has appeared in publications such as USA TODAY and Atlanta Journal Constitution and covers events from the World's Fair to the Olympic Games.

Dr. Mihalik has been married to his wife, Linda, for 49 years. They have two children, and three grandchildren. He is a skier, scuba diver, hiker, enjoys bodysurfing at the beach and throwing batting practice to his grandchildren. During his college days, Mihalik played three years of baseball for Syracuse's intercollegiate team and continued to play club rugby for the following 13 years.

Research

Investigation of global and mega-events, i.e., the Olympic Games
Internationalization of Education

Honors and awards

  • Certificate of Honor Award; Temple University, Fox College of Business (2007)
  • Pamplin College of Business Award for Excellence in International Education (2005-2006)
  • Executive of the Year; River Valley Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (2000-2001)
  • Charles W. Lanphere Professor of Hospitality Administration; Oklahoma State University (1995-1998)
  • Oklahoma Congressional Appointee for the White House Conference on Travel and Tourism (1995)

Grants and projects

2009 Punta Cana International Airport Exit Survey
Lebanon Tourism Development
Project Coordination and Liaison with the Prince Sultan College for Tourism and Hotel Sciences, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Co-Principal Investigator: 2002-2003 Virginia Agricultural-Tourism Initiative
Oklahoma Water-based Sustainable Rural Tourism Development Model
Principal Investigator: 1999 American Society of Association Executives (ASAE): Creation of a Master of Science Degree in Association Management at Virginia Tech's Northern Virginia Center

Conference proceedings and journal publications

Mihalik, B. (2007). "Legacy issues from the 2002 Salt Lake, Utah Winter Olympic Games." 2007 2nd World Congress in Sport Management, Sparta, Greece. Conference Refereed Proceedings.

Blosser, P. and Mihalik, B. (2007). "An analysis of theories to explain the Olympic Games phenomena." 2nd World Congress in Sport Management, Sparta, Greece. Conference Refereed Proceedings.

Mihalik, B. and Madanoglu, M. (2007). "A demographic snapshot of the July 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games Georgia poll." Tourism Analysis, 12,4-5.

Mihalik, B., Helms, J., Leiderman, C., Loshelder, H., Robinson, D., and Uysal, M. (2006). "An evaluation of international airport operations: A case study." 2006 Euro-CHRIE Annual Conference Refereed Proceedings published in a compact disk. Editors:  Tsartas, P.,  Christou. E., and Sigala, M.

Blosser, P., and Mihalik, B. (2006). "Social impacts of the Olympic Games." 2006 Euro-CHRIE Annual Conference Refereed Proceedings published in a compact disk. Editors: Tsartas, P.,  Christou. E., and Sigala, M.

Rosenthal, D. and Mihalik, B. (2005). "Using cruise ships as floating hotels for mega-events: A case study of the Jacksonville American Super Bowl XXXIX." International Management Development Research Yearbook: Global Business: The Challenges and Responsibilities in a World of Shifting Alliances. Hummelstown, Penn: International Management Development Association, 696-700.

Uysal, M, William, J. and Mihalik, B. (2004). "Segmentation based on rural destination attributes." 11th Recent Advances in Retailing and Services Science Proceedings. Refereed Abstract. Eindhoven, Netherlands: European Institute of Retailing and Services Studies, 213.

Mihalik, B. (2004). "Globalization and mega-event tourism." 13th Annual World Business Congress. Global Business: Coping With Uncertainty. Hummelstown, Penn: International Management Development Association, 842-848.

Mihalik, B. (2004). "Resident perceptions toward the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics: Potential lessons for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games." Hospitality, Tourism and Foodservice Industry in Asia: Development, Marketing and Sustainability Conference Proceedings. Hong Kong, PRC: Asia CHRIE, 952-961.

Mihalik, B. (2003). "A preliminary content analysis of New York Times press coverage of the Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Ga., and Sydney, Australia." 12th Annual World Business Congress. Succeeding in a Turbulent Global Marketplace: Changes, Developments, Challenges, and Creating Distinct Competencies. Hummelstown, Penn: International Management Development Association, 421-426.

Mihalik, B. (2003). "Host population perceptions of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics: Benefits and liabilities." International Olympic Committee Symposium on the Legacy of the Olympic Games: 1984-2000. Lausanne, Switzerland: International Olympic Committee. 339-345.

Professional Affiliations

Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA)
Council of Hotel, Restaurant and International Education
International Management Development Association (IMDA); Board Member
Sigma Chi Alumni Organization at Syracuse University