Donald F. Wood

Donald F. Wood

Associate Professor of Instruction
Campus: Sarasota-Manatee
Room: A316

Donald Wood is an associate professor of instruction with USF's Muma College of Business in Sarasota-Manatee, teaching courses in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. He co-founded and managed an award-winning restaurant and bar concept in Memphis, Tennessee, which has multiple units still operating. After more than 30 years in the hospitality industry, he returned to graduate school to pursue a career in academics.

He was a faculty member and director of Catering Operations at the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration at the University of Nevada Las Vegas for 10 years before joining the faculty at USF in 2017. His research has been published in the International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration and the International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration .

Wood was a PhD candidate at Oklahoma State in Hospitality Administration. He holds a master's degree in hospitality administration from Oklahoma State University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Mississippi.


  • HFT 3803C Restaurant Operations
  • HFT 3263 Restaurant Management
  • HFT 3424 Cost Control in Hospitality Operations
  • HFT 4757 Event Management
  • HFT 4930 Hospitality Entrepreneurship
  • HFT 4930 Introduction to Wine
  • HFT 4945 Advanced Internship


  • University Core Curriculum Committee,
  • CHTL Search Committees
  • Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance
  • Lakewood Ranch Main Street Merchants Association