Professor, Business Administration
Jeanie Harris-Farace was hired at Long Beach City College in 1986 as a full-time Travel/Tourism Instructor. She had been employed in the Tourism Industry for 15 years prior to that. She had worked in various capacities in several Travel Agencies, as well as owning one. She worked as a tour escort leading tours throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and the South Pacific. She also worked for a major Tour Operator, starting as a sales representative and worked her way up to a Regional Sales Manager. She was heavily involved in training and education in the Industry when she was hired at LBCC.
In addition to teaching, Jeanie has also been involved in many committees and was a Department Chair for the Distributive Education Department for 9 years. She was instrumental in many changes within the Department, along with the name change to the Tourism Department. The Tourism Department now consists of Baking, Culinary Arts, Hotel Management, Food & Beverage Management, and the Travel Industry. She has taught many Travel Industry and Hotel Management courses. She also teaches the ServSafe Sanitation course. The Hotel Management, Food & Beverage Management, and the Travel Industry programs were discontinued three years ago.
Jeanie began teaching in the Marketing Program in 2006. She currently teaches Salesmanship and Advertising. Jeanie loves assisting students to gain the latest techniques and skills so that they become professionals in their positions. She describes her greatest accomplishments as going out in the community and seeing her students employed in good jobs and enjoying themselves!