Michael Mulvey was born in Newbridge, Co. Kildare, and graduated from the Shannon Hotel College. He managed many hotels in his early days, and was guest lecturer at Cathal Brugha Street. He was appointed full-time lecturer some time later, and also studied for his Master’s degree in Political Science and Economics at night at Trinity College, where he also later worked on his PhD. He lectured in Cathal Brugha Street for five years in the College of Catering, and later became Head of School. He discusses the changes and transitions which came about there over the years, his appointment in 1996 as Director of the Faculty of Tourism and Food, tourism and its development and greater professionalism in the sector. To keep abreast of this he developed new programmes at Master’s and PhD levels. He also provides his views on the positive legacy he inherited from his predecessors. He discusses the research area and international networking to bring in external students.