Erik Chiarelott


Erik Chiarelott

Position: Lecturer
Phone: (419) 372-8001
Address: 249 Business Administration

Mr. Chiarelott’s expertise is in hospitality management and business communication. Most of his business experience is in the hospitality industry where he worked for 15 years. Previously, he was in charge of a staff of 75 employees with an operating income over $4.3 million dollars, including $2.1 million in food and beverage sales. Other business experiences include guest relations for The Arizona Diamondbacks and human resources for the City of Toledo. Mr. Chiarelott says, “My main objective in the classroom is to utilize my education and experience to prepare the students for the variety of situations they might encounter in the business world.” 

He says he became an instructor because he knew he wanted to have a career that was rewarding and would allow him to have a positive impact on people. “Teaching is one of those careers and I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work with students.”

The book he suggests all business students read is Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle” which portrays the effects of industrialization in the early twentieth century.  Mr. Chiarelott explains, “Though perhaps not considered a ‘business’ book, it is a literary and historical masterpiece that focuses on many key issues in business that are still discussed and debated today: working conditions, wages, unions, government regulation, corruption, capitalism, socialism, poverty, immigration, human rights, animal rights, food safety, and the American Dream.  When coupled with Eric Schlosser’s book “Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal,” it is easy to see that the same socio-economic themes are as relevant today as they were 100 years ago.”

On a personal note of his travels, Mr. Chiarelott says, “The most interesting place I have visited would be Mexico, both Tijuana and Juarez.  The opportunity to travel abroad and experience a different culture can be both scary and exhilarating, but well worth it! I would have to say the most memorable place I have visited would be Disney World because it is a place that was fascinating to me as a child and now, as an adult, I have had the opportunity to take my own children there. When I saw the look of wonder and amazement in their eyes, I truly realized why Disney is the Magic Kingdom.”


Master of Arts in English, Specialization in Scientific and Technical Communication, Bowling Green State University, 1996

Bachelor of Arts, English and History, Bowling Green State University, 1994





Instructor, Bowling Green State University, 2006 – Present