Laurie SalameLaurie Salame

Senior Lecturer

Telephone: 413-545-6639


Office: Flint 209B 


J.D., Suffolk University Law School
B.S. Hotel & Restaurant Management, University of Nevada, Las Vegas




Research/Teaching Interests:

Ms. Salame serves as Expert Advisor to the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) project at UMass, a project overseen by the School of Public Health & Health Sciences (SPHHS). The team has been engaged by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) to carry out a comprehensive, multi-year research project, believed to be the first of its kind, on the economic and social impacts of introducing casino gambling in Massachusetts. The project fulfills Section 71 of the 2011 Expanded Gaming Act, which requires the MGC to establish “an annual research agenda” to assist in understanding the social and economic effects of the introduction of casino gambling in MA, and in making annual scientifically-based recommendations to the Legislature. The study will focus particularly on problem gambling, but will also examine a wide array of social and economic effects of expanded gambling in Massachusetts. Further information can be found at 

Courses Taught:

HT-MGT 100-Introduction to Hospitality Management
HT-MGT 317-Casino Operations Management
HT-MGT 320-Hospitality Law
HT-MGT 328-Hospitality & Tourism Ethics
HT-MGT 344-Hotel Management
HT-MGT 419-Gaming and Social Policy

Consulting Activities:

Ms. Salame offers consulting services, primarily to non-profit organizations, around management and development. Additionally, she offers writing and editing services to individuals and organizations.