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Michael Traud, J.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor and Program Director
Hospitality and Tourism Management


Program Associations

  • B.S., Hospitality Management
  • M.S., Hospitality Management
  • B.S., Culinary Arts


  • J.D., School of Law, Villanova University
  • B.A., History, Ursinus College
  • A.S., Culinary Arts, Johnson and Wales University

Areas of Expertise

  • Italian Cuisine
  • Korean Cuisine
  • Hospitality Law

Professional Experience

  • Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, Drexel University (2013-present)
    Assistant Clinical Professor and Program Director
  • Goodwin College of Professional Studies, Drexel University (2008-2013)
    Adjunct Chef Instructor
  • Zeppoli Restaurant (2011-2013)
    Sous Chef
  • Vetri Ristorante (2011)
    Pasta Chef
  • Osteria (2007-2011)
    Sous Chef
  • Traud Law Office (2002-2006)
    Attorney at Law

Honors and Awards

  • Member - Pennsylvania Bar Association

Research Interests

  • Implementation of Korean Cuisine in the United States
  • Hospitality Law
  • Italian Cuisine