Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    Mar 27, 2023  
Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Information

In the School of Hotel Administration .


Kate Walsh, dean and E. M. Statler Professor

Cathy A. Enz, associate dean for academic affairs and Lewis G. Schaeneman Jr. Professor of Innovation & Dynamic Management

Neil Tarallo, interim academic director of the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for hospitality entrepreneurship

Christopher Anderson, academic director of Center for Hospitality Research

Dan Quan, academic director of Center for Real Estate Finance

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

Linda Canina, Richard J. and Monene P. Bradley Director of Graduate Studies

Meg Keilbach, associate dean of alumni affairs and development

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

Nancy Weislogel, executive director for on-line learning and open enrollment programs

Victor Younger, director of diversity and inclusion

Debra Kruszewski-Warner, director information technologies

Dina Kristof, registrar

Degree Programs

Hotel Administration B.S.


 Real Estate M.P.S.


Statler Hall. Statler Hall has been the home to the School of Hotel Administration since 1950 and is uniquely designed to meet the traditional and experiential learning needs of faculty and students. The building includes; the 700 seat Alice Statler Auditorium, state-of-the-art classrooms, 100 seat Binenkorb computer center which houses the Chartres Lodging capital markets trading room, food and beverage management labs, and our Marriott Student Learning Center which houses our Nestle hospitality library. Additionally, Statler Hall is home to the Baker Program in Real Estate, the Center for Real Estate Finance, the Center for Hospitality Research, 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 is a 153 room Four Diamond Hotel connected to Statler Hall.  The hotel was designed to provide a distinctive lodging and executive education experience in the center of the Cornell campus, while simultaneously providing students of the School of Hotel Administration with real world industry and management experiences.  During the academic year over 200 students work in front line and supervisory positions under the guidance of seasoned hospitality professionals.