Michael S. LaTour named new editor of Cornell Hospitality Quarterly

Jul 01, 2013

Contact: Ashlee McGandy, 607.254.1368, am754@cornell.edu



Michael S. LaTour has been named the new editor of the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly (CQ), published by Sage Publications in association with the Cornell School of Hotel Administration (SHA). LaTour's three-year term as editor begins July 1, 2013. He succeeds J. Bruce Tracey, a professor of human resources management at the SHA.

The CQ, which was first published in May 1960, is the hospitality industry's foremost journal of applied research. The award-winning journal has been ranked by Journal Citation Reports in the following categories: hospitality, leisure, sport, and tourism; management; and sociology. As editor, LaTour is responsible for directing the course of the journal and overseeing the CQ's double-blind review process.
"It is a great honor to build on the legacy of such a time-honored journal," said LaTour. "I enthusiastically look forward to the process of advancing the highest quality theoretically grounded knowledge applied to the hospitality industry. I want to thank my predecessors for their tremendous contributions to the success of the CQ."

LaTour is a nationally ranked scholar in advertising and marketing communications and has served as a member of the editorial boards of several journals, including the Journal of Advertising, Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising, and Industrial Marketing Management. LaTour served as a visiting professor of services marketing at the SHA during the 2012-13 academic year. His previous faculty appointments have been at Auburn University; University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and Old Dominion University. He earned his PhD with honors in 1986 from the University of Mississippi.

About the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly
The Cornell Hospitality Quarterly (CQ) editorial content is broad, and the CQ publishes research in all business disciplines that contribute to management practice in the hospitality and tourism industries. The objective of the CQ is to help all those involved or interested in the hospitality industry to keep up-to-date on the latest research findings and theory development in order to improve business practices and stay informed of successful strategies.

About the Cornell School of Hotel Administration
The Cornell University School of Hotel Administration is shaping the global knowledge base for hospitality management through leadership in education, research and industry advancement. The school provides management instruction in the full range of hospitality disciplines, educating the next generation of leaders in the world's largest industry. Founded in 1922 as the nation's first collegiate course of study in hospitality management, the Cornell School of Hotel Administration is recognized as the world leader in its field. For more information, visit www.hotelschool.cornell.edu.