Curriculum Vitae

Tim A. Wilkins,
School of Travel Industry Management
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
2560 Campus Road, Office 218
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-7111
Fax: (808) 956-5378


University of Houston, Houston, Texas USA, May 1996

Master of Hospitality Management
Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management

Master’s Thesis Title – “Hospitality Industry Technologies for the Twenty-First Century”
Area of Concentration – Technology implementation and Administration

University of Houston, Houston, Texas USA, May 1975

Bachelor of Science – Hotel and Restaurant Management
Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management

Academic Work Experience

Higher College of Technology, Dubai Men’s Campus

  • LSSS 231 Micro Economics
  • BMFS 230 Personal Financial Management
  • BUS 1003 Management and Leadership
  • BUS 1403 Business Ethics and Corporate Governance
  • BUS 3003 Managing People and Organizations
  • BUS 2913 Sustaining Cultural Identity through Tourism
  • ECON 400 Economics in the UAE
  • BMKT 310 Marketing Research
  • BUS 1103 Economics for Managers
  • BMGN 470 Project Management
  • BMGN 302 Management Information Systems

Clinical Faculty – University of Houston, Conrad N. Hilton College

  • HRMA 3361 Marketing for Hospitality and Tourism
  • HRMA 4397 Hospitality Technology Systems
  • HRMA 4343 Hospitality Finance
  • HRMA 4353 Leadership
  • HRMA 3363 Hospitality Sales
  • HRMA 1345 Safety and Sanitation

Adjunct Faculty, Houston Community College

  • HAMG 1321 Introduction to Hospitality Industry
  • HAMG 1342 Guest Room Maintenance
  • HRMA 1309 Hospitality Purchasing Management
  • HRMA 2305 Front Office Management
  • HRMA 2301 Food and Beverage Controls
  • HRMA 2307 Hospitality Industry  Accounting

Courses Taught

  • TIM 102 – Food and World Cultures
  • TIM 303 – Management of Service Enterprises
  • TIM 305 – Financial Management for the Travel Industry
  • TIM 314 – Hotel Management

Certified Hotel Administrator
American Hotel Motel Association Educational Institute, October 1989

Holiday Inn University, Holiday Inns, Inc.,
General Management Seminar, May 1982
Food and Beverage Management Seminar, September 1978

Travel Industry Management School at University of Hawai’i Manoa – 2017- Present
Full Time Faculty, Instructor

Higher Colleges of Technology, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 2011 – 2017
Academic Coordinator and Faculty of Business

  • Taught business courses in English to local Emirati students
  • Developed new program for Islamic Economies under decree of Prime Ministry of United Arab Emirates
  • Obtained leadership position for Operational of department serving 22 faculty positions and 723 students

Program Director – Event Management Program and Clinical Faculty,
University of Houston, Conrad N Hilton College, Sugar Land Campus 2007-2009

  •  Started new program at a new campus.
  • Developed curriculum while teaching full load of classes

Support Manager  Conrad N. Hilton College – 1994-1997

  • Provided computer support, training, and administration for 900 student and 60 faculty and staff.
  • Developed and maintained CRM and contact databases.
  • Implemented and supported property management systems and two different point of sale systems.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Conrad N. Hilton College – 1994-1995

  • HRMA 2301 Introduction to Accounting and Lotus 123

Hotel General Manager, Holiday Inns – 1977-1993

During my twenty-year management career in the hospitality industry, I earned the reputation of a Turn Around Specialist.  I was able to effect an immediate improvement in profitability, product quality, and employee morale while driving increased performance, regardless of my assignment.  I have managed hotel operations with full service restaurants, high-energy lounges, and large seating capacity banquet operations.  In addition to completing over $5 million in renovation projects, I opened a new property, with a high-energy private club, restaurant, and banquet operations.

Customer Service Manager, MICROS Systems. Inc. – 2003 – 2005

  • MICROS System is the industry leader in hospitality Point of Sale. Worldwide revenues exceed $680 Million.  I was challenged with the opportunity to build a new office in Houston, replacing the dealer with a company district office.
  • Build the staff from 2 employees to current level of 12, with plans of 22. Improving customer relationships and satisfaction levels.  Exceeded first year profit expectations by 28%.

Director of Operations, Texas POS – Aloha Point of Sale – 2002 – 2003

  • Directed installations, service, and sales departments for Aloha Point of Sale reseller providing support and service to over 500 customers while leading 20 employees.
  • Increased total revenues 18%, to over $4 million.

Installation and Support Consultant, Abacus 21, Inc. – 2000 – 2002

  • Provided on-site and phone support, system installation, operational training, and troubleshooting for client’s software applications, networks, hardware, and interfaces.  Increased companywide level of expertise for hardware, networks, printers, and troubleshooting process by conducting training sessions and authoring documentation.
  • Implemented and designed interfaces into property management systems, credit card processors, timekeeping and payroll management systems, and back office accounting systems.

MIS Manager, The Houstonian Hotel Club & Spa  – 1997 – 2000

  • Managed and supported networks of over 600 end users utilizing 200 computers for a 300-room hotel, a 120,000 sq. ft. health club, and two golf courses in different locations.
  • Administered multiple network platforms consisting of Novell, Microsoft NT, Microsoft SQL Server, and HP UX, including infrastructure administration of Ethernet and fiber optics.
  • Successfully completed Y2K upgrade project consisting of purchase, installation, setup, and configuration of workstations, servers, upgrading network infrastructure including fiber optic cabling, hubs, routers, switches with multiple T1 line access,. Added new software applications.

Support Manager, Conrad N. Hilton College – 1994-1997

  • Provided computer support, training, and administration for 900 student and 60 faculty and staff.
  • Developed and maintained CRM and contact databases.
  • Implemented and supported property management systems and two different point of sale systems.

Business Partner, Dynamic Computer Services – 1993-1994

  • Orchestrated immediate changes in operations effectiveness and profitability by implementing uniform business practices and standard accounting procedures.
  • Focused business from retail computer sales to support and services, network solutions providers, and development of custom software programming.
  • Developed and project managed 7 custom programs to successful completion.