Rita is a Senior Lecturer and the current Head, Department of Hotel and Hospitality Management since September 2017. Before then, she served as the Chair, School Diploma Programmes among others. She also served as the Departmental Curriculum Coordinator and spearheaded the development and review of PhD Hospitality Management, Masters in Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Hotel and Hospitality Management, Diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Management and Diploma in Events Management Curricula. She is also involved in teaching and supervising post graduate students. She has published substantively in refereed journals and attended several international conferences. Her Research interests include: Sustainable tourism and hospitality, Events Management, Community-based tourism, Hospitality and Tourism Education, Policy and Legal Issues in Hospitality and Tourism, Hotel Equipment Planning and Management.