Johnson A. Ogun


Director, Culinary Arts Program

       Johnson A. Ogun


A strong combination of culinary experience and management skills coupled with instructional experience. I am a Bi-lingual, result-driven, and highly motivated professional with exceptional leadership skills. I am a hand-on team player with the ability to work hard under pressure. Being knowledgeable of both the front and back of the house operation in the hospitality industry, I am an excellent professor who motivates students.

Prior to joining the University of North Alabama faculty, I worked in the hospitality industry for over twenty-seven years in the capacity of General Manager, Director of Food & Beverage operation, and Executive Chef for hotels with over 200 full-service rooms with over 13,000 square feet of meeting space at different locations.

My experience in the hospitality industry includes but not limited to responsibility for the smooth transition of new hotel accusations, supervision of multimillion-dollar hotel renovations, and responsible for supervising and training all department heads in completing budgets and holding department heads accountable for results in their respective departments. As a culinary and hospitality professional, I consistently meet or exceeds company goal and objectives.

Research Interests

  • Front of the house management in hospitality industry with emphasis on cost control and employee supervision.

Courses Taught


  •   Higher Education Administration (EdD)
    The University of Alabama
  •   Home Economics (MS)
    Western Kentucky University
  •   Finance (BS)
    Western Kentucky University

Selected Intellectual Contributions