Jeffrey Montague

Assistant Dean
1810 North 13th Street
Speakman Hall 111
Philadelphia, PA 19122
215.204.6297
montague@temple.edu

Biography

   Jeffrey Montague is the assistant dean of Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management and has over 20 years of administrative experience in higher education. A graduate of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, which is the oldest historically black university in America, Jeffrey went on to complete a Master’s Degree at Temple before joining its faculty.

   One of the philosophies Jeffrey has strived to maintain over the years is to make customer service a priority not only to all students, but their families. He believes the ability to provide personal service has a vital place in the academic setting, especially in an age of increased technology.  Further, he takes pride in mentoring students in their personal growth, for he believes by doing so, professional development will ultimately ensue.

   In addition to his duties as an assistant dean, Jeffrey also teaches a senior seminar class required for graduation from the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management. Among the projects his classes coordinate and oversee are the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management’s annual career day, semi formal, networking seminar, and the STHM student luncheon. He also has a professional background in helping students set goals and objectives for themselves, and in perfecting the necessary skills for getting jobs. To him, pre-professional development is as important as an impressive grade point average.

   Jeffrey challenges himself to stay connected to the student population, knowing that many graduates do give back to Temple by offering internships and other opportunities to those currently pursuing degrees. As Jeffrey tells his students, “I don’t make friends, I make alumni.”