Kara Wolfe

Kara Wolfe

Department Chair & Associate Professor

    Bradley Hall 17
    (309) 677-3879


Ph.D., Foodservice & Hospitality Management, Kansas State University
M.S., Foodservice & Hospitality Management, Kansas State University
B.S., Recreation, Emporia State University


Kara is director of the Hospitality Leadership Program. Prior to working at Bradley University, she was the program coordinator for Hospitality & Tourism Management at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND. She is originally from Kansas, where she taught hospitality courses at Kansas State University. Prior to working at NDSU she was fortunate enough to have an opportunity to live in Hong Kong and work as a research associate at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her previous work experiences include five years as an assistant director of a conference center and various jobs in the lodging, quick-serve restaurant and campus dining segments of the industry.


Dr. Wolfe teaches classes in hospitality leadership, hospitality practices and others for the program.


Dr. Wolfe has worked on projects involving rural tourism, human resource management and environmental issues in hospitality operations.


Dr. Wolfe is on the editorial board for “Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism” and she has conducted site visits for schools seeking accreditation in hospitality (ACPHA).