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About Cathy A. Enz

Cathy A. Enz is the Lewis G. Schaeneman Jr. Professor of Innovation and Dynamic Management and a full professor in strategy. She served as associate dean for industry research and affairs and executive director of the Center for Hospitality Research from 2000 to 2003. Enz has published over one hundred journal articles, book chapters, and four books in the area of strategic management. Her research has been published in a wide variety of prestigious academic and hospitality journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, The Academy of Management Journal, and The Cornell Hospitality Quarterly.

Enz teaches courses in innovation and strategic management and is the recipient of both outstanding teaching and research awards. The Hospitality Change Simulation, a learning tool for the introduction of effective change, was developed by Enz and is available as an online education program of eCornell. Three strategic management courses are also available through eCornell. Enz also presents numerous executive programs around the world, consults extensively in North America, and serves on the Board of Directors of two privately-owned hotel companies.

Prior to her academic activities, Enz held several industry positions, including strategy development analyst in the office of corporate research for a large insurance organization and operations manager responsible for Midwestern United States customer service and logistics in the dietary food service division of a large U.S. health care corporation. Enz received her PhD from the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University and taught on the faculty of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University prior to arriving at Cornell in 1990.

Positions

2014 Present Fellow, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne ‐ Lausanne Hospitality Research Center
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2014 Present Research Fellow, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration Center for Healthy Futures
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2000 Present Research Fellow, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration Center for Hospitality Research
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1999 Present Lewis G. Schaeneman Jr. Professor of Innovation & Dynamic Management, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
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1999 Present Full Professor of Strategy, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
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1996 Present Endowed chair, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration Lewis G. Schaeneman Jr. Professor of Innovation and Dynamic Managemen
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Present Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Lewis G. Schaeneman Jr. Professor of Innovation & Dynamic Management, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
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2016 Visiting Professor, University of Applied Science of Western Switzerland ‐ Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne
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2011 Visiting Researcher, Escuela Superior de Administración y Dirección de Empresas (ESADE) Business School ‐ Research Group on Tourism Management
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2011 Visiting Professor, University of Stavanger ‐ Norwegian School of Hotel Management
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20062007 Associate Dean for Industry Research and Affairs, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
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20002003 Executive Director Center for Hospitality Research, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
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19951998 Area Coordinator, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
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19901996 Associate Professor, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
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19851990 Assistant Professor, Indiana University ‐ Graduate School of Business, Department of Management
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19791984 Teaching & Research Associate, The Ohio State University ‐ College of Administrative Behavior, Department of Management and Human Resources
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • The Ted Tang Teaching Excellence Award, 2013
  • Outstanding Author Contribution Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence for Advances in Hospitality and Leisure, 2011
  • Merrill Presidential Scholar Faculty Award, 2010
  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year Junior & Senior students Hotel School, 2010
  • Fifth Annual Hospitality Industry Relevance Award for CHR Report “Competitive Hotel Pricing in Uncertain Times”, 2010
  • Best Article Award in the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, 2009
  • Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Hospitality & Leisure Applied Research, 2009
  • Third Annual Hospitality Industry Relevance Award for CHR Report “Why Discounting Still Doesn’t Work: A Hotel Pricing Update”, 2008
  • Best Article Award Finalist for “The Impact of Strategic Orientation on Intellectual Capital Investments in Customer Service Firms” Journal of Service Research, 2008
  • Who’s Who, 2007
  • Second Annual Hospitality Industry Relevance Award for CHR Report “An Examination of Revenue Management in Relation to Hotels' Pricing Strategies”, 2007
  • First Annual Hospitality Industry Relevance Award for CHR Report “Why Discounting Doesn’t Work: The Dynamics of Rising Occupancy and Falling Revenue among Competitors”, 2006
  • Best Research Paper Award (Honorable mention), 2006
  • The Michael Olsen Research Award – (conferred by the University of Delaware), 2006
  • Outstanding Teacher of the year (honorable mention), 2005
  • Best Research Paper Award, 2000
  • Outstanding Teacher of the year 1993 Junior & Senior students Hotel School
  • Research Fellow Center for Hospitality Research 1995 – Present
  • Sigma Iota Epsilon
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Anna Dice Research Fellowship, 1983
  • Ameritech Research Fellow, 1988-1990
  • Kinsey Institute Research Scholar
  • International Who's Who of Women
  • Who's Who of Business and Professional Women
  • Who's Who in the East

Education

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1985 Ph.D., The Ohio State University ‐ The Fisher College of Business, Business Administration,
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1977 B.S., Arizona State University ‐ W. P. Carey School of Business
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Contact Information

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Phone: 607.255.8841

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