College of Human Sciences, Department of Hospitality & Retail Management
Mr. O'Neil teaches undergraduate courses in hotel management focusing on lodging operations. As a 40-year veteran of hotel operation's management, he merges academic rigor with real world experience and application. He has held executive management positions with some of the country's top hotel establishments which include successful tenures as General Manager at the Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center in Galveston, Texas, The Hotel Adolphus in Dallas, Texas and LaPlaya Beach Resort in Naples, Florida. He was also the Food and Beverage Director at Rosewood Hotels' Mansion on Turtle Creek Hotel and Hotel Crescent Court in Dallas as well as the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles. He served on the board of the Texas Hotel and Lodging Association for over 15 years and is currently on the THLA Education Committee and an instructor at their annual Short Course, a nationally recognized industry education conference for entry and mid-level hotel managers. He has held management and consulting positions at many other independent and chain hotels.
Mr. O'Neil received his BS Degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and his MS Degree in Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management from Texas Tech University.