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Brenda Lidy, MS

Associate Professor and Hospitality Curriculum Coordinator

Business, Management, and Technology | School of Professional Studies

Harris Hall 108


  • Professor Brenda Lidy came to Keystone in 1998
  • State and national trainer for the food safety program called ServSafe
  • 20 years experience in the hospitality industry
  • Certified Wedding Planner
  • Board for the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International
  • Northeastern Chapter of the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association Board of Directors

Education – Degrees & Certifications

  • Ph.D. Business Management with a Concentration in Marketing – Pace University, Anticipated Graduation 2022

  • M.S. Organizational Leadership – Thomas Edison State College, 2005

  • B.S. Hotel & Restaurant Management – Marywood College, 1995

“There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.” —Zig Ziglar

  • Introduction to Business Management
  • Workplace Environments
  • Marketing
  • Career Prep
  • Introduction to Hospitality Management
  • Event Planning
  • Fundraising and Sponsorship
  • Conference and Convention Planning
  • Service Management
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • 2017 Recipient of the Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Chair Award for Distinguished Faculty Service
  • 2010 Leadership Lackawanna Graduate
  • Certified Educator for the National Servsafe Program in Food Safety
  • State approved trainer for the PA Liquor Control Board, Server/Seller Responsible Alcohol Management Program
  • Round Table Discussion – Teaching and Learning Conference, Hawaii
  • Internship Seminar – IACBA, San Diego
  • Board Member of the PA Restaurant Association
  • Board Member of the Susquehanna Elk Lake Career Tech Center
  • Past Board Member of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association
  • Conduct yearly etiquette training to graduating seniors in the hospitality and business management program