Tony Simons

Tony Simons


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Faculty Area

Interdisciplinary Themes

  • Behavioral Economics and Decision Research
  • Business of Food
  • Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Technology

Faculty Expertise

  • Behavioral Research
  • Negotiation
  • Ethics
  • Hospitality and Services Design, Management and Operations
  • Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Management Communication


Professor Tony Simons teaches organizational behavior, negotiation and leadership at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration. His research examines trust–employee trust in leaders, executive team member trust, and trust in supply chain relationships. Simons's research has focused on how well people are seen as keeping their word–delivering on their promises and living espoused values. This simple perception has huge practical consequence and is challenging to maintain impeccably. His research and consulting work supports managers in meeting this challenge. He speaks, trains, consults, and designs surveys for organizations both within and beyond the hospitality industry.

Recent Courses

  • HADM 7970 - Leadership Development Program (LDP)
  • HADM 4110/HADM 6110 - Negotiations in the Hospitality Industry
  • HADM 7110 - Organizational Behavior
  • HADM 1150 - Organizational Behavior and Leadership Skills

Academic Degrees

  • PhD Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, 1993
  • MA Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, 1993
  • BA University of Chicago, 1983