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About Rohit Verma

Rohit Verma is the dean of external relations for the Cornell College of Business, the executive director of the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures (http://ihf.cornell.edu/), and the Singapore Tourism Board Distinguished Professor in Asian Hospitality Management at the School of Hotel Administration (SHA). He also serves as chair/co-chair for the Cornell Hospitality Research Summit, an industry-academic collaborative conference organized by SHA every two to three years. Earlier he served as coordinator of the MBA/MMH dual-degree program (2013-15), director of the Executive Master Program Development Project (2012-13), and executive director for the Center for Hospitality Research (2009-12) at SHA.

Prior to his appointment at Cornell University, Verma was the George Eccles Professor of Management at the David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah. He has taught undergraduate, MBA, and executive courses at several universities around the world including DePaul University, German Graduate School of Business and Law, Helsinki School of Economics, Indian School of Business, Korea University, and the University of Sydney.

Verma has published over 70 articles in prestigious academic journals and has also written numerous reports for the industry audience. He regularly presents his research, participates in invited panel discussions, and delivers keynote addresses at major industry and academic conferences around the world. He is co-author of the Operations and Supply Chain Management for the 21st Century textbook, and co-editor of Cornell School of Hotel Administration on Hospitality: Cutting Edge Thinking and Practice, a professional reference book that includes works of several of his colleagues at Cornell.

Verma has received several research and teaching awards including CHR’s Industry Relevance Award and SHA’s Masters Core Class Teaching Award; the Skinner Award For Early Career Research Accomplishments from the Production and Operations Management Society; the Spirit of Inquiry Award, the highest honor for scholarly activities within DePaul University; the Teaching Innovation Award from DePaul University; and the Professional Service Award from DESB University of Utah.

Positions

2015 Present Executive Director, Institute for Healthy Futures, Cornell University
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2014 Present Singapore Tourism Board Distinguished Professor in Asian Hospitality Management, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
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2009 Present Visiting Professor, Operations Management, Cornell University ‐ Johnson Graduate School of Management
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2006 Present Associate Professor, Services Operations Management, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
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Present Dean for External Relations, Cornell College of Business - Executive Director, Institute for Healthy Futures and Singapore Tourism Board Distinguished Professor in Asian Hospitality Management, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
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20072009 Visiting Associate Professor, Operations Management, Cornell University ‐ Johnson Graduate School of Management
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20062007 George S. Eccles Professor of Operations Management, University of Utah ‐ David Eccles School of Business
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20062007 Professor, Operations Management, University of Utah ‐ David Eccles School of Business
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20012006 Associate Professor, Operations Management, University of Utah ‐ David Eccles School of Business
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20012002 Associate Professor, DePaul University ‐ Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
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19972001 Assistant Professor, DePaul University ‐ Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
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19951997 Visiting Assistant Professor, DePaul University ‐ Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
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Honors and Awards

  • Industry Relevance Award (2014), Cornell Center for Hospitality Research
  • Industry Relevance Award Finalist (2011), Cornell Center for Hospitality Research
  • Teaching Excellence Award – MMH Core (2011), School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University
  • Industry Relevance Award (2009), Cornell Center for Hospitality Research
  • Christopher Lovelock Best Paper Award (2009), Art & Science of Services Conference
  • Industry Relevance Award (2007), Cornell Center for Hospitality Research
  • Doctoral Faculty Teaching Excellence Award (2007), David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah
  • DSI Case Study Competition (2007) Finalist
  • CIBER Best Case Study Award (2006), CIBER / IU and POMS, Boston
  • DSI Instructional Innovation Award Competition (2006) Finalist
  • Professional Service Award (2006), David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah 2005-06
  • Wickham Skinner Early Career Research Accomplishments Award (2001), Production and Operations Management Society
  • Sprit of Inquiry Award (2000), DePaul University
  • Best Paper Award (1999), Service Management Association International Conference, Boston
  • Teaching Innovation Award (1998), Department of Management, DePaul University
  • Outstanding Doctoral Student Teaching Award (1995), David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah
  • Doctoral Dissertation Research Award (1994), jointly given by American Production and Inventory Control Society and Marketing Science Institute

Education

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Ph.D., University of Utah
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MS, University of Utah
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Btech, Indian Institute of Technology
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Contact Information

Services Operations Management
338 Statler Hall
Phone: 607.255.2688
Email: rv54@cornell.edu

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