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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

Faculty and Staff

Jana Xanthakos, M.S., B.A.

Title: Adjunct Professor
Department: School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management
College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
Phone: 803-777-6665
Office: Close-Hipp 632
Jana Xanthakos, adjunct professor, hotel, restaurant and tourism management


M.S., Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management, University of South Carolina, 2000
B.A., International Studies & German, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1997

Jana Xanthakos was born and raised in Germany until she moved to Raleigh, N.C. at age 9. After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill, Xanthakos worked for Resort Recreation and Tourism Management as social activities director for the Crown Plaza in Hilton Head Island, S.C. Upon finishing her masters at UofSC Columbia, Xanthakos worked as the events planner and property manager for the Kiawah Island Club.

After working in the private club sector, she worked as a hotel sales manager in Columbia. Xanthakos has been teaching with HRTM since fall 2004. Xanthakos spends her free time playing tennis, volunteering at her children’s schools by fundraising and planning events, and traveling with her family. She is involved in the Greek community and has her HRTM students volunteering during the Greek Festival each year.

Areas of expertise

  • Event Planning and Catering
  • Sales Teaching


  • HRTM 260 – Hotel Management
  • HRTM 280 – Club Management
  • HRTM 344 – Human Resources
  • HRTM 364 – Conference and Meeting Planning

Professional affiliations

  • Club Managers Association of America (CMAA)
  • Hotel Management Direct


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