Speaker: Kate Walsh, Ph.D., Interim Dean and E.M. Statler Professor
School of Hotel Administration
- Fri, August 26, 2016 @ 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
- Statler Auditorium
Kate Walsh, PhD was named interim dean for the School of Hotel Administration on July 1 of this year. Many SHA students know her as an associate professor of management and organizational behavior; teaching Career Planning in the Hospitality Industry, and Organizational Behavior and Leadership Skills. She received her PhD from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College and her MPS degree from our own School of Hotel Administration. She holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Fairfield University.
Dean Walsh’s primary research is in the area of services management. She also conducts research examining the role of strategic human resource initiatives on organizational performance. An expert in the intersection of career theory, identity, and organizational relationships, Dean. Walsh has recently pursued a research agenda examining how to retain and develop professionals, especially women, in organizational leadership roles.
As SHA makes its way into Cornell’s College of Business, Dean Walsh will work to enhance the school’s position as the world leader in hospitality education, rooted in exceptional teaching and reflected in meaningful research, and to continuously enhance the understanding of this exciting and evolving industry.