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Vinh Le


Vinh is a first-year PhD student in Hotel Administration at Cornell University. He has a special passion for hospitality employees’ job satisfaction, hospitality innovation, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in hospitality, all embedded in his research. Besides research, Vinh is a lead teaching assistant for Undergraduate Human Resource Management and Graduate Lodging Strategy and Innovation courses. Prior to Cornell University, Vinh graduated with honors from Michigan State University with his bachelor’s in hospitality business. During his time at MSU, Vinh served as Chief Financial Officer for the MSU Hospitality Association, working in different hotel positions, including Front Desk Supervisor, Certified Reservation Specialist, etc. Vinh’s research has been presented at several conferences, including the 2019 Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences, the 2020 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum in Michigan, the 2021 Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management (SHFM) National Conference, and the 27th Annual Graduate Education & Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism.

Area of Focus

  • Turnover, Job Satisfaction, and Strategic HR


  • MS, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • PhD, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • BA, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI