The Collins College Of Hospitality Management

Margie Ferree Jones, Ph.D


Dr. Margie Ferree Jones

Dr. Margie Ferree Jones

Office: 79A-1134A
Phone: (909) 869-4479 Fax: (909) 869-4805

Dr. Margie Ferree Jones is a Professor at The Collins College of Hospitality Management at Cal Poly Pomona.  She is a certified sommelier and a certified wine educator (CWE).  She has been a wine judge at several international wine competitions.  Margie is a board member of the Society of Wine Educators (SWE) and is involved in a number of other wine related organizations. 

Margie has a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University and a master’s degree in hotel administration from Cornell University.   In addition to being an instructor for beverage-related coursework at the Collins College, Margie regularly teaches the capstone leadership course for seniors and has taught courses in marketing, special events, and food & beverage during her tenure at Cal Poly Pomona.  Margie has been the curriculum chair for the college since 2001.

Prior to joining the Collins College faculty, Margie worked as a manager in food & beverage with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts.  She has also worked for VMS Realty, Hyatt Hotels, and RCI, Inc.


  • Claremont Graduate University, Ph.D. School of Educational Studies
  • Cornell University, M.P.S., Hotel Administration
  • Indiana University, BA, Economics

Professional Associations & Certifications:

  • Board Member, Society of Wine Educators (SWE)
  • Certified Sommelier, Court of Master Sommeliers, American Chapter
  • Steward, Los Angeles International Wines and Spirits Competition
  • Intermediate Certificate, Wines and Spirits Educational Trust (WSET)
  • Campus Coordinator, Court of Master Sommeliers, Introductory and Certified Levels
  • Instructor, Business Management Institute (CMAA)
  • Campus Coordinator, Business Management Institute (CMAA)
  • Faculty Advisor & Member, Club Managers Association of America (CMAA)
  • Member, International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (CHRIE)
  • Certified Hospitality Educator American Hotel & Motel Association (CHE)
  • Member, Cornell Hotel Society
  • National Restaurant Association Food Management Professional (FMP)

Recent Presentations:

  • Business Management Institute (CMAA) – Presenter,  2000 to Present
  • Wine Education – Presenter, LA County Fair, UCLA Chancellors Associates

Awards, Accomplishments, & Service:

  • Collins School Advisor of the Year – four times
  • Collins School Teacher of the Year – two times

Wine Competitions:

  • Dallas Morning News Wine Competition
  • Los Angeles International Wines and Spirits Competition
  • Riverside International Wine Competition
  • San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  • National Women’s Wine Competition,  Sonoma