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Applied Human Sciences Faculty and Staff

Dr. Fatemeh (Tannaz) Soltani
Dr. Fatemeh (Tannaz) Soltani
- Assistant Professor, Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management

Teaches Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management courses

HMD-171 Introduction to Management in the Hospitality Industry

HMD-271 Tourism Planning and Development

HMD-276 Lodging Operations

HMD-375 Meeting and Convention Management

HMD-470 Advanced Lodging Management

HMD-475 Advanced Hospitality Event Planning

HMD-587 Seminar in Concepts and Methods of Dietetic Practice

Areas of Interest and Research
  • Hospitality and Tourism Marketing
  • Event Planning
  • Tourism Impact
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Destination Image and Branding
  • Nature-based Tourism

Dr. Soltani has broad experience with the development and conduct of research projects including economic impact analysis, market analysis, self-suficiency and pricing analysis, visitor use monitoring, feasibility studies, and community needs assessments.  Dr. Soltani has investigated a multitude of externally funded research grants with federal government, state government, cities, non-profits, and educational organizations.


Ph. D., Health, Leisure & Human Performance - Leisure Studies, Oklahoma State University

M.S., Hospitality Administration, Oklahoma State University

M.B.A., Business Administration, Multimedia University

B. S., Applied Mathematics, Azad University

Joined WKU

Joined AHS in 2017

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Accreditations achieved within the Applied Human Sciences Department

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) - Nutrition & Dietetic Undergraduate and Graduate programs

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - Early Childhood Education Associate Degree

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) - Interior Design program


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