Courses of Study 2013-2014 
    Dec 06, 2021  
Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Information

In the School of Hotel Administration .


Michael D. Johnson, dean, E. M. Statler Professor

Steven A. Carvell, associate dean for academic affairs

Timothy Durnford, associate dean for business affairs

Joe Strodel, executive director of corporate affairs

TBD, director of the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for hospitality entrepreneurship

Robert Kwortnik, academic director of center for hospitality research

Jan A. de Roos, director of center for real estate finance

Timothy Hinkin, Richard J. and Monene P. Bradley Director of Graduate Studies

Lisa M. Shaffer, assistant dean, student services & enrollment management

Molly deRoos, director of career management

Jacob Sneva, director of graduate programs

Curtis Ferguson II, associate director of student services

Meg Keilbach, assistant dean of alumni affairs and development

Emily Franco, director of Hotel School/Culinary Institute of America Alliance

Tom Kline, executive director of executive education

Nancy Weislogel, director of operations & international collaborations

Dina Kristof, registrar

Lucinda Allen, director of academic administrative operations

Degree Programs

Hotel Administration B.S.


Statler Hall. Statler Hall is a unique building designed explicitly to meet the needs of the faculty and students of the School of Hotel Administration. The building, which serves both practical and theoretical instruction, includes classrooms, lecture rooms, laboratories, a library, computer center, beverage management lab, auditorium, and the Statler Hotel and J. Willard Marriott Executive Education Center. Statler Hall and the Statler Hotel were designed exclusively for the school’s academic and executive education programs, providing students with training and work experience in facilities similar to those in which they will work after graduation. Additionally, the Beck Center provides classroom and meeting spaces, and teaching technologies that facilitate an interactive teaching style.  The school’s recently opened tower is home to the Center for Hospitality Research, the Center for Real Estate Finance, and the Pillsbury Institute of Hospitality Entrepreneurship.

The School of Hotel Administration’s Nestlé Library. The Nestlé Library has one of the most extensive collections of hospitality related materials in the world. The collection contains approximately 37,000 books and more than 500 journal, magazine, newsletter, and newspaper subscriptions. Materials on lodging, foodservice, travel and tourism, real estate, and general hospitality business topics comprise the core of the library’s collections. Among the library’s special features are numerous electronic information resources, including Business Source Complete, Hotel Horizons, Technomic, Mintel Marketing Intelligence, and Hospitality and Tourism Complete, a unique index of hospitality articles. For industry professionals, information resources and services for the hospitality industry are available for a fee through the library’s HOSTLINE service. More detailed information about the Nestlé Library can be found at In addition to offering an excellent collection of materials and access to extensive electronic resources, the School of Hotel Administration library provides instruction and research support to every member of the school’s community.

Statler Hotel and J. Willard Marriott Executive Education Center. The Statler Hotel, a AAA Four Diamond Hotel, comprises 153 guest rooms; an executive education center; a signature restaurant, Taverna Banfi; two quick-service food outlets; and a lounge. The Statler Hotel is an independent, self-sustaining teaching unit that provides quality food and beverage, meeting, and lodging services to the local community and to campus visitors, such as parents and those who visit Cornell as part of the application process. The Statler Hotel provides a unique brand of hospitality that integrates the management theory taught at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration with practical expertise of the hotel’s professional and student staff. The hotel offers part-time jobs to approximately 200 students each semester with priority given to students in the school. A select group of students participate in the hotel’s Leadership Development program and earn supervisory and management positions in the hotel.