Degrees and Credentials
Ph.D. Hospitality Management, Iowa State University
M.S.Ed. Education, Canisius College
B.S. Hospitality Management, University of Pittsburgh Bradford
Certificate Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE)
Certificate Certified Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA)
Forney has spent over twenty years in the Hotel Industry and has had the opportunity to work with companies, such as, Marriott, Hilton, Wyndham, and Carlson Hotels. She graduated from University of Pittsburgh at Bradford with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management and earned a Master's in Education from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY and earned a PhD in the Hospitality Management at Iowa State University, Ames, IA. Her research interests include leadership and internal service quality, the local impact of tourism and dark tourism.
Jennifer resides in Olean with her husband, Michael and 8 children. She serves as the President of the Parent Teacher Association for Archbishop Walsh Academy/Southern Tier Catholic Schools. She also serves as a Professional Development Specialist for the BOCES Early Childhood Development students and surrounding regions.