Associate Dean of Academics
Dr. Terry Lease joined Florida International University as Associate Dean of Academics for the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management in January 2015. In January 2018, he moved into a faculty position and teaches online while based in Sonoma County, California. He came to FIU from Sonoma State University, where he was department chair for the Department of Business Administration for seven years and was actively involved with its Wine Business Institute.
Dr. Lease holds the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Diploma certificate and is currently an MW student. He passed WSET Level 2 and Level 3 certificates with distinction and has passed the Introductory Course from the Court of Master Sommeliers.
Dr. Lease holds a BSBA from Wake Forest University, a Master of Taxation degree from Baylor University, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from the University of Southern California. He has held CPA licenses in Texas, Florida, and California.