Courses of Study 2014-2015 
    Jun 12, 2024  
Courses of Study 2014-2015 [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

Michael C. Sturman, associate dean for faculty development

Timothy Durnford, associate dean for business affairs

Joe Strodel, executive director of corporate affairs

Steven A. Carvell, director of the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for hospitality entrepreneurship

Michael C. Sturman, academic director of Center for Hospitality Research

Dan Quan, director of Center for Real Estate Finance

David Sherwyn, director the Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations

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

Jack Corgel, director of graduate studies in real estate

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, executive director office of on-line learning and collaborative programs

Al Gonzalez, executive director marketing and communications

Vernetta Kinchen, associate director for diversity and inclusion

Debra Kruszewski-Warner, director information technologies

Lucinda Allen, executive director of academic operations

Dina Kristof, registrar

Degree Programs

Hotel Administration B.S.


 Real Estate M.P.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, the Chartres Lodging Group Capital Markets Lab, and the Marriott Student Learning Center. Statler Hall connects to the Statler Hotel, and both buildings 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 in Statler Hall provides classrooms, meeting spaces, and teaching technologies that facilitate an interactive teaching style.  The school’s tower is home to the Baker Program in Real Estate, the Center for Real Estate Finance, and the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute of Hospitality Entrepreneurship.

The School of Hotel Administration’s Nestlé Library. The Nestlé Library resides within the Marriott Student Learning Center, which opened in August, 2012. As one of the finest libraries in the hospitality management field, the Nestlé Library is noted for its excellent collection, knowledgeable staff and service to alumni, industry practitioners, other hospitality schools and trade associations, as well as the students and faculty of the School of Hotel Administration. The library’s 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 collection. 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. Organized shortly after the founding of the program in hospitality management at Cornell University in 1922, the Nestlé Library contributes to the creation and dissemination of knowledge in the hospitality industry by connecting faculty members, students, and industry executives with hospitality industry information resources. The library’s talented staff is dedicated to serving the educational interests of the students and the research and teaching interests of the school’s faculty.

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.