School of Hotel Administration
Dr. Tracey joined the faculty in 1992 after receiving his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Albany. In addition to Cornell, Dr. Tracey has taught in a variety of degree programs, including TKK Executive School of Business, Helsinki, Finland; Cornell-Nanyang Institute for Hospitality Management, Singapore; Institut de Management Hotelier International, Paris, France; and Ecole Hotelière Lausanne, Switzerland. He has also facilitated numerous executive education courses throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
Focusing on human resources strategy and management, Dr. Tracey's research has examined a wide range of strategic and operational-level HR topics, including the impact of training initiatives on individual and firm performance, employee turnover, employment law, and leadership. A frequent contributor to the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, he has been widely published in mainline human resources and management journals including Personnel Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Research Methods, and Journal of International Management. Awards for his work include the Industry Relevance Award from the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research and the Best Management Development Paper Award from the Academy of Management. Sponsors for Dr. Tracey's research and consulting include Four Seasons Resorts and Hotels, Hilton Hotels Worldwide, Marriott International, Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts, ClubCorp USA, and Uno Chicago Grill. Among other assignments, he has conducted leadership assessments, training evaluations, and HR strategy and program evaluations.
From 2010-2013, Dr. Tracey was the Editor of the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, the industry's foremost journal of applied research. As editor, he was responsible for directing the course of the journal and overseeing the double-blind review process.