Cathy A. Enz

Cathy A. Enz

  • Lewis G. Schaeneman Jr. Professor of Innovation and Dynamic Management Emeritus

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Faculty Expertise

  • Innovation
  • Management
  • Strategy


Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration

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Cathy A. Enz is the Lewis G. Schaeneman Jr. Professor Emeritus of Innovation and Dynamic Management and emeritus professor of strategy at the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration. She also served as the associate dean for academic affairs at the Nolan School. Her prior administrative roles included associate dean for industry research and affairs, executive director of the Center for Hospitality Research, and school management area coordinator. Enz has published over one hundred journal articles and book chapters, as well as five books in the area of strategic management and innovation. Her research has been published in a wide variety of prestigious academic and hospitality journals, such as Administrative Science Quarterly, The Academy of Management Journal, and The Cornell Hospitality Quarterly.

Enz teaches courses in innovation and strategic management and is the recipient of both outstanding teaching and research awards. She developed the Hospitality Change Simulation, a learning tool for the introduction of effective change which is available as an online education program of eCornell. Three strategic management courses are also available through eCornell. Enz also presents numerous executive programs around the world, consults extensively in North America, and serves on the board of directors of two privately owned hotel companies.

Prior to her academic activities, Enz held several industry positions, including strategy development analyst in the office of corporate research for a large financial services organization and operations manager responsible for Midwestern United States customer service and logistics in the dietary food service division of a large US health care corporation. She received her PhD from the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University and taught on the faculty of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University prior to arriving at Cornell in 1990.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University, 1985
  • BS WP Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, 1977