Nancy L. Kniatt is a Senior Lecturer in the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program at the University of North Texas. Nancy received her Master’s Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from UNT in 1995, and has taught at UNT in Hospitality Management for most of the time since then, as Adjunct, Lecturer and Senior Lecturer.
For 40 years, Nancy managed the Restaurant Equipment and Supply Division of DEN-TEX Air Conditioning Corporation, of which she was co-owner with her husband, Steve. DEN-TEX Restaurant Equipment and Supply Division sold and leased equipment to restaurants, hotels and motels, event venues, food production facilities, convenience stores, corporate offices, plants and warehouses, and other users of kitchen equipment and restaurant furnishing items. DEN-TEX also provided full installation, maintenance and repair services on commercial restaurant equipment. The business has since been sold and continues operating under another name.
Prior to owning DEN-TEX, Nancy traveled with her husband to the Marshall Islands (Trust Territory of the Pacific) and to Bangkok, Thailand. Before her marriage, she was dining room manager for Adair’s Cafeteria and assistant manager at Anderson’s Drive-In, both in Norman, Oklahoma, while earning her B.A. in English at the University of Oklahoma.
Nancy served as General Manager of the Club at College Inn (currently known as the Club at Gateway Center) from 1997-2000. Today she teaches Food Sanitation, Managerial Accounting for Hospitality, Cost Controls for Hospitality, Finance for Hospitality, and Facilities Planning, Equipment, Layout and Design. From 2011-2015 she served as Assistant Chair in Hospitality and Tourism Management.
She is a member of the Council of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education and Phi Upsilon Omicron Honor Society. She is also a National Restaurant Association registered proctor for ServSafe. From 1992-1997 she was a member of the Denton Restaurant Association and served as its Treasurer. Nancy is chair of the Scholarship Committee in the College of Merchandising and Hospitality Management and is a member of the Undergraduate Committee