2012 Award Winners

International CHRIE Announces 2012 Award Winners

International CHRIE wishes to thank the many individuals who took the time to nominate a deserving colleague. All of this year's award winners were recognized during the Annual Conference in Providence, Rhode Island USA at a special awards dinner celebration held on Friday evening, 3 August 2012 at the Rhode Island Convention Center.

  • Howard B. Meek Award
  • Raphael Kavanaugh Champion of Education Award
  • Stevenson W. Fletcher Award
  • McCool Breakthrough Award
  • JHTR Article of the Year
  • JHTE Article of the Year
  • HOSTEUR™ Article of the Year
  • W. Bradford Wiley Memorial Best Research Paper of the Year Award
  • John Wiley & Sons Award for Innovation in Teaching
  • John Wiley & Sons Lifetime Research Achievement Award
  • Conference Best Paper Awards
  • Industry Recognition Award
  • Outstanding Reviewer Recognition
  • ESD Chapters of Distinction
 

The Howard B. Meek Award

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Description: The Howard B. Meek Award is the highest individual recognition a member of International CHRIE may receive, it is presented annually to a member in recognition of the individual’s lifetime contributions and outstanding service to hospitality education. This award serves as a living memorial to the late Howard B. Meek, a pioneer in American hospitality education. “Prof” Meek was the first dean of the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University and also served as executive vice president of International CHRIE.

Congratulations to this year's recipient:
Ray Schmidgall, Michigan State University

 

Raphael Kavanaugh Champion of Education Award

This unique award is given by the International CHRIE Board of Directors—upon special occasion—to honor a corporation, organization, or individual who has made a long standing commitment to, or shown a pattern of support for, special initiatives that advance the mission of ICHRIE.

Congratulations to this year's recipient:
William Frye, Niagara University

 

The Stevenson W. Fletcher Achievement Award

Description: The Stevenson W. Fletcher Achievement Award, formerly called the International CHRIE Achievement Award, was renamed in 1994 to honor Stevenson W. Fletcher, former program head of Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Administration at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. The award recognizes an individual educator for outstanding achievement in contributing innovative ideas, methods or programs that have advanced teaching, learning or practice in the field of hospitality and tourism education. Award recipient must demonstrate exceptional professional ability and commitment through service to International CHRIE and the Hospitality industry.

Congratulations to this year's recipient:
John Bowen, University of Houston

 

McCool Breakthrough Award

This is an award to honor the spirit of Willie McCool. This award will be given to an individual, group, program, school, college, association, or corporation that has made a significant break through or introduced a unique approach in the spirit of ICHRIE's mission. The award recognizes an event, activity, or program in the spirit of Willie McCool, a dedicated and successful astronaut and son of Audrey and Barry McCool, faculty members at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.

Congratulations to this year's recipient:
Hotel ICON

 

John Wiley & Sons Lifetime Research Achievement Award

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Description: The John Wiley & Sons Research Award recognizes an International CHRIE member for lifetime contributions to outstanding scholarship and research in hospitality and tourism. The award serves as a tribute to a distinguished individual who has demonstrated high standards in the systematic and objective analysis of data that has led to the development of principles or theories resulting in a significant contribution to the body of knowledge. Additionally, the recipient must have demonstrated leadership in a specialized field of study.

Congratulations to this year's recipient:
Barbara Almanza, Purdue University

John Wiley & Sons Award for Innovation in Teaching

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Description: The John Wiley & Sons Award for Innovation in Teaching award recognizes an International CHRIE member for the individual’s implementation of innovative, creative, and effective teaching techniques in hospitality education at the high school, diploma, and college or university level.

Congratulations to this year's recipient:
Po-Ju Chen, University of Central Florida

JHTR Article of the Year Award

Description: The editorial board of the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research votes for articles deserving of recognition based on the following selection criteria: (1) originality of concepts, methods, and/or contribution; (2) appropriateness and/or innovativeness of conceptual development and/or methodology; (3) clarity of writing, and (4) overall contribution to JHTR and its body of knowledge.

Congratulations to this year's authors: Breffni Noone and Chung Hun Lee

Title of Article: Hotel Overbooking: The Effect of Overcompentsation on Customers' Reactions to Denied Service, Volume 35, Issue 3

JHTE Article of the Year Award

Description: The editorial board of the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education votes for articles deserving of recognition.

Congratulations to this year's authors: Nelson Barber, Cynthia Deale and Raymond Goodman, Jr.

Title of Article: Environmental Sustainability in the Hospitality Management Curriculum: Perspectives from Three Groups of Stakeholders, Volume 23, Issue 1

HOSTEUR™ Article of the Year Award

Description: The editorial board of HOSTEUR™ votes for articles deserving of recognition.

Congratulations to this year’s author: Michele Grottola

Title of Article: Developing Multicultural Sensitivity as Hospitality Manager, Volume 20, Issue 1

W. Bradford Wiley Memorial Best Research Paper of the Year Award            

Description: The editorial board of HOSTEUR™ votes for articles deserving of recognition.

Congratulations to this year’s authors: Michelle Millar and Seyhmus Baloglu

Title of article: Hotel Guests' Preferences for Green Guest Room Attributes
Volume 52, Issue 3 of The Cornell Hospitality Quarterly

Conference Best Paper Awards

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Description: The members of ICHRIE's Conference Refereed Paper Review Committee vote for conference submissions deserving of recognition.

Leader-Member Exchange and Frontline Employees' Service Orientation in the Foodservice Context: Investigating a moderating role of work status
JaeMin Cha and Carl Borchgrevink

The Marketing Effectiveness of Social Media in the Hotel Industry: A comparison of Facebook and Twitter
Xi Leung, Billy Bai and Pearl Brewer

A Theory of Room Rate Pricing
Jean-Pierre Van Der Rest

Industry Recognition Award

Description: The Industry Recognition Award acknowledges a hospitality and tourism industry professional and/or organization for demonstrated commitments to advance hospitality and tourism education as a discipline.

Congratulations to this year's recipient:
Steve Hood, Smith Travel Research

Oustanding Reviewer Recognition

Congratulations to this year's recipients:
HOSTEUR, Anastasios Zopiatis; JHTE, JaeMin Cha; JHTR, Rob Law; Clubs/Meetings, Rod Warnick; Education, Mimi Li; Finance, Yoon Koh; Government, Legal and Gaming, Toni Repetti; Human Resources, Fred Mayo; Lodging, Alfred Ogle; Technology, Karl Mayer; Tourism, Carol Silkes