Timothy Hinkin

Timothy Hinkin

  • Professor Emeritus


Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration


Cornell Directory Entry


Professor emeritus Tim Hinkin has taught at the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration since 1992. He served as the director of undergraduate studies for six years and also taught in the school's professional development program.

Hinkin's primary research focus is in leadership, employee retention, supervisor-subordinate relationships, and managing service quality. He authored Cases in Hospitality Management: A Critical Incident Approach (Wiley, 2006). Hinkin has also published in such journals as Human Relations, Journal of Applied Psychology, Hospitality Research Journal, and the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly.

Prior to attending graduate school, Hinkin worked for Hyatt Hotels and Sysco Corporation. He has provided training and consulting for a wide range of enterprises, including IBM Corporation, Israeli Hotel Managers Association, Institute for Hotel Management, Accor of North America, and ClubCorp USA, Inc. He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in 2005. Hinkin earned his PhD at the University of Florida, and his BA and MBA degrees at Michigan State University.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD University of Florida, 1985
  • MBA Michigan State University, 1982
  • BA Michigan State University, 1974