Ivan B. Turnipseed is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. He received his PhD from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Hospitality Administration with emphases on social stratification in organizations, tourism marketing, and strategic human resource management. Dr. Turnipseed has more than a decade of professional experience in the lodging, conventions, and meeting planning industries. As well, he has years of academic experience as a faculty member and an administrator at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey; Central Connecticut State University; Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania; the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and Monroe College of The Bronx and New Rochelle, NY. Turnipseed has maintained a presence at educational and professional conferences, presenting on issues of compensation discrimination, gender, politics, race, research methods, service quality, and sustainability. He has been an invited guest lecturer for a variety of professional and academic conferences and workshops. Turnipseed is published in several scholarly journals. He regularly provides diversity/inclusion, general business, and targeted consultancy, and he is Chief Advisor to the National Black Graduate Student Association.