Dipra Jha is a scholarly associate professor in the Carson College of Business and Assistant Director of the School of Hospitality Business Management at Washington State University. He is recognized as an expert in luxury hospitality and tourism strategy. A global scholar and innovative educator he is a recipient of the prestigious John Wiley & Sons Innovation in Teaching Award from the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE), among other honors. At WSU, Professor Jha teaches courses in hospitality management and international business. He frequently collaborates with communities, government entities and private sector organizations in the United States and overseas on training, research, and outreach projects. A passionate advocate for experiential learning and global education, Professor Jha has significant experience developing and leading study abroad programs. In 2019, he was conferred a rare and distinguished Doctor Honoris Causa by the Kyiv Cooperative Institute of Business and Law in Ukraine for his outstanding contributions to international education through virtual exchange.