Director’s Welcome

The Center for Hospitality Research’s goal is to produce and disseminate high-impact applied research relevant to today and tomorrow’s hospitality industry.

To achieve this, the CHR brings together researchers, students, and executives to jointly explore critical issues that face the modern hospitality industry. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, we can then bring the results of the leading research to the entire hospitality industry at no charge.

I believe you will find the information available here to be thought provoking and relevant.

Researchers, I invite you to send a query regarding potential research ideas and publication. Practitioners, I encourage you to send me your thoughts and ideas.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions regarding the CHR, please feel free to contact me directly at

Linda Canina
Dr. Michael Dang Director, Center for Hospitality Research
Professor, Finance

Previous Directors

Chris Anderson headshot

Chris Anderson

July 2016 - June 2019
Michael Sturman headshot.

Michael Sturman

November 2013 - July 2015
Rob Kwortnik headshot.

Rob Kwortnik

July 2012 - November 2013
Rohit Verma headshot

Rohit Verma

July 2009 - June 2012
David Sherwyn headshot.

David Sherwyn

July 2006 - June 2009
Gary Thompson headshot

Gary Thompson

July 2003 - June 2006
Cathy Enz headshot.

Cathy Enz

July 2000 - June 2003
Leo Renaghan headshot.

Leo Renaghan

July 1994 - June 2000
Jack Corgel headshot

Jack Corgel

July 1992 - June 1994