MBA (Human Resources), Appalachian State University
BSBA (Hospitality and Tourism Management, Marketing), Appalachian State University
Professional Biography & Experience
Professor Sales joined Piedmont in the fall of 2017 after years in hospitality management and conference sales. Professor Sales has worked in the hospitality industry all over the world from Johannesburg, South Africa to the University of Georgia in Athens. She has planned and contracted for educational conferences in topics ranging from eating insects to sustainable fabrics. Professor Sales prefers using large in class discussions and real life scenarios to engage her students.
At Piedmont, Professor Sales teaches both classes in ethics and management. Away from the classroom Professor Sales is an avid skier, hiker and painter. Currently her research interest focuses on the South’s growing opportunities in the wine industry and the benefits of small town tourism for local farmers.