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 David Sherwyn Appointed Academic Director of the Center for Hospitality
Research at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration
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Ithaca, NY, July 17, 2006 - David Sherwyn has been appointed academic director of the Center for Hospitality Research at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration. Sherwyn, an associate professor of Law, has taught at the School since 1997.

The Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) was founded in 1992 to conduct research that shapes knowledge and influences practice in the global hospitality industry. Since then the Center has forged partnerships with more than 40 industry leaders and produced a stream of research focused on the industry’s strategic, managerial and operating practices. The Center also publishes the award-winning hospitality journal, the Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly.

"The Center for Hospitality Research is playing a vital role in creating and sharing research that helps to define the industry’s knowledge base and its best practices,” said Hotel School Dean Michael Johnson. “David Sherwyn has an outstanding record and he respects the crucial role research plays at the Hotel School. I am confident that under his stewardship, the Center will continue to be a leading voice for research that defines the future of our industry.” 

Sherwyn teaches Business and Hospitality Law and Employment Discrimination Law and Union-Management Relations. His research interests include sexual harassment, arbitration of discrimination lawsuits, and union organizing. Sherwyn’s articles have been published in the Stanford Law Review, the Berkeley Journal of Labor & Employment Law, the Fordham Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania's Labor and Employment Law Journal, and the Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly. Sherwyn has won numerous teaching and research awards while at Cornell. 

In 2002, Sherwyn organized and hosted the Center’s first Hospitality Industry Roundtable, on labor and employment law. Under his direction the Center has expanded the Roundtable program to include conferences on lodging, restaurants, marketing, human resources and design. Sherwyn is a Research Fellow at the Center for Labor and Employment Law at NYU's School of Law and is Of Counsel to the law firm of Shea Stokes Carter. Prior to joining the Hotel School faculty, he practiced management side labor and employment law for six years. Sherwyn holds B.S. and J.D. degrees from Cornell University. 

Sherwyn succeeds Professor Gary M. Thompson, who led the Center since summer 2003. 

“I look forward to building on the tremendous progress achieved by Gary Thompson and his team,” Sherwyn said. “We will work to strengthen our existing partnerships and seek out new ones so we can extend our leadership in discovering and sharing best practices for the hospitality industry.” 

About The Center for Hospitality Research 

A unit of the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, The Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) sponsors research designed to improve practices in the hospitality industry. Under the lead of the Center’s 48 corporate affiliates, experienced scholars work closely with business executives to discover new insights into strategic, managerial and operating practices. The Center also publishes the award-winning hospitality journal, the Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly. To learn more about CHR and its projects, visit www.chr.cornell.edu. 

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Contact:

Jennifer Macera
607.255.3101
js372@cornell.edu 

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Also See: Some Readers View the Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly as Being too Academic; The Journal's Editor Michael Sturman Responds / January 2006
Gary M. Thompson Appointed Executive Director of The Center for Hospitality Research at Cornell University’s School of Hote Administration / July 2003


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