Chris Anderson Named Director of Cornell Center for Hospitality Research

Jun 23, 2016

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Chris Anderson Named Director of Cornell Center for Hospitality Research

Ithaca, NY, June 23, 2016 - Christopher K. Anderson has been named the new director of the Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration (SHA). The appointment, which is effective July 1, 2016, was announced by Dean Michael Johnson.

“With the development of the Cornell College of Business, the Center for Hospitality Research is entering an exciting new phase,” said Anderson, who is an associate professor at SHA. “I look forward to working with Interim Dean Kate Walsh, of the School of Hotel Administration, and developing our new connection with the Cornell College of Business.”

Prior to joining the SHA faculty, Anderson was on faculty at the Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario, Canada, where he earned his PhD. His main research focus is on revenue management and service pricing. He actively works with a variety of industries in the application and development of RM, having worked with a variety of hotels, airlines, rental car, and tour companies, as well as numerous consumer packaged goods and financial services firms. He teaches SHA courses in revenue management and service operations management.

Founded in 1992, the CHR's operating model is unmatched by any other university center, as it provides the industry, researchers, and students with a stream of research at no charge, thanks to the support of a group of forward thinking industry partners.

About the Center for Hospitality Research
The purpose of the Center for Hospitality Research is to enable and conduct research of significance to the global hospitality and related service industries. CHR also works to improve the connections between academe and industry, continuing the School of Hotel Administration's long-standing tradition of service to the hospitality industry. Founded in 1992, CHR remains the industry's foremost creator and distributor of timely research, all of which is posted at no charge for all to use. In addition to its industry advisory board, CHR convenes several industry roundtables each year for the purpose of identifying new issues affecting the hospitality industry.

Center Members: Accenture, Access Point Financial, Inc., Barclaycard US, Cvent, Davis & Gilbert LLP, Deloitte & Touche USA LLP, DerbySoft, Duetto, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Fox Rothschild LLP, Hilton Worldwide, Host Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, IDeaS Revenue Solutions, InterContinental Hotels Group, Jumeirah Group, Marriott International, NTT DATA, Preferred Hotels & Resorts,, PwC, The Rainmaker Group, RateGain, ReviewPro, Sabre Hospitality Solutions, STR, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, Tata Consultancy Services, Wipro EcoEnergy, and Wyndham Hotel Group