Katalin Takacs Haynes, assistant professor of Management, was recognized for her accomplishments as an instructor in May 2013 by accepting the MBA Teaching Award. The award is an acknowledgement by MBA students of the most outstanding instructors at Lerner College. Takacs Haynes was also a nominee for the university-wide Excellence in Teaching award at the University of Delaware in 2013.
Faculty & Research
Faculty Academic Showcase
Bob Nelson, associate professor of hotel, restaurant and institutional management, won the best paper award at the International Convention and Expo Summit, held May 25-28 in Bangkok, Thailand. The paper was titled “An Analysis of Data Regarding Public Private Partnership to Encourage Hotel Development in the United States.” It was coauthored by Jan deRoos of Cornell University. The event is the leading conference in the meeting, incentives, conferencing and exhibitions (MICE) industry for the Asian region.
HRIM Well Represented at international conference and convention in Bangkok, Thailand
Three members of the University’s Department of Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management presented their research and participated in various aspects of the World Conference on Hospitality, Tourism & Event Research and International Convention & Expo Summit 2013 (WHTER & ICES) held May 25 to 28 in Bangkok, Thailand. The WHTER & ICES them of “Academics Meet Industry” flowed throughout presentations, panel discussions and social programming that stimulated constructive conversations among attending practitioners and scholars. Among them were: Ron Cole presented two papers at the conference: “Health Benefits of Ingredients in Thai Cuisine: A Case for Cross-Marketing of Culinary and Medical Tourism in Thailand” and “Legal Aspects of Conventions, Meetings and Exhibitions: Trend Analysis of Current & Developing Legal Issues Affecting the Convention and Meeting Industry.” Joanne Jung-Eun Yoo presented her paper, “The Effect of Temporal Construal on Convention Participation Decision.” Bob Nelson presented a paper that he co-authored with the director of Cornell’s Center for Real Estate and Finance, Jan A. deRoos, entitled “An Analysis of Data Regarding Public Private Partnerships to Encourage Hotel Development in the United States.” The paper by Nelson and deRoos was selected for the ICES Best Paper Award sponsored by Emerald Group Publishing. Nelson was also among the featured speakers in the conference’s closing session where he offered practical strategies for marketing convention destinations.
Farley Grubb, economics, was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Cliometric Society. This is a four-year term starting January 1, 2014.
Farley Grubb’s book GERMAN IMMIGRATION AND SERVITUDE IN AMERICA, 1709-1920 (New York: Routledge, 2011), ISBN: 978-0-415-61061-2, was reviewed by Simone Wegge on EH.Net, 1 May 2013, see attached link. Other scholars have already noted the following passage from the review:
“Farley Grubb is a researcher’s researcher, or a scholar’s scholar: he cares more about uncovering the empirical truth than espousing a particular economic model or popular historical theme. Grubb is brutally honest about his work, how he came to the data, what they can do and cannot do, and what is old and what is new in this book. In another life he would make a great Atticus Finch or Detective Columbo. This is part of the reason this book was
such a pleasure to read. I felt like I was getting the truth as best as he
sees it, pretty or not."
FSTEC NexGen announced the appointment of nearly 30 food service technology leaders to its Advisory Board. Advisory Board members represent a cross-section of industry experts and include an experienced mix of restaurant chain and food service management executives, educators and industry media professionals whose role is to shape the conference program and overall event experience. FSTEC NexGen, the industry’s only all-inclusive technology education and networking event, is being held September 22nd to the 24th at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.
A recent article ranked the Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management program and faculty 23rd in productivity among an international list of hospitality and tourism programs and authors. Three faculty were also named to the list of most prolific scholars including Fred DeMicco, ARAMARK Professor of HRIM, and Sri Beldona, associate professor (tied for 15th); and Sheryl Kline, department chair (17th). The article, “Hospitality Author and University Productivity in the 21st Century” appeared in the Journal of Culinary Science and Technology and analyzed scholarly contributions in eight of the most familiar and distinguished hospitality journals from 2001 through 2010 to establish a proxy for hospitality research productivity.
Farley Grubb, economics, presented his paper "The Continental Dollar: Initial Design, Ideal Performance, and the Credibility of Congressional Commitment," at the conference on The American Constitution: 225th Anniversary of the Ratification sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) held at the University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 22-24 March 2013
Students Jean Thomae, Jennifer Turowski and Morgan West of the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) Delaware Student Chapter with advisor support from Ali Poorani, associate professor of HRIM, won the Idea Fair competition at the CMAA World Conference and Club Business Expo held in San Diego, California. Entries are judged on creativity, clarity, content; transferability of idea or method to other clubs; uniqueness; and any specified qualifications criteria. The winning entry was recognized at the conference, where the students presented their winning idea to a few hundred managers during an education session; it will also be recognized in the CMAA Yearbook and other publications.
The 3rd edition of my textbook entitled "Sport Finance" was published by Human Kinetics. The book is targeted at undergraduate and graduate sport management majors. The first 2 editions were the top selling textbooks on the topic of sport finance. The book has been adopted by over 150 colleges and universities worldwide.