Elizabeth "Betsy" Barrett

Associate professor of hospitality management and dietetics

Betsy Barrett, associate professor of hotel, restaurant, institution management and dietetics at Kansas State University, teaches management and dietetics and serves as director of the department's didactic program in dietetics.

Barrett teaches distance education students in several areas, including food production management, food safety and sanitation issues, via the Web. She also teaches convention and event management and an introduction to wines course at K-State.

Barrett is an adviser to hospitality management and dietetic students and faculty adviser to K-State's chapter of Eta Sigma Delta, the international hospitality honorary, and the student chapter of the Professional Convention Management Association. She is a registered dietitian and active in the American and Kansas Dietetic associations, as well as the Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Educators, Foodservice Management Education Council, National Restaurant Association, Professional Convention Management Association and several other organizations.

Prior to coming to K-State in 1992, Barrett served as an instructor for the College of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Alabama.

She received a bachelor's degree in history from Stephen F. Austin State University, a master's in institution management from the University of Southern Mississippi and a doctorate in hospitality management from K-State in 1993.

Barrett can be reached at 785-532-2208 or ebb@k-state.edu.