2016 Award Winners

International CHRIE Announces 2016 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 Grapevine/Dallas, Texas, USA throughout the conference and at a special awards dinner celebration held on Friday evening, 22 July 2016.

  • Howard B. Meek Award
  • Stevenson W. Fletcher Award
  • McCool Breakthrough Award
  • Chef Herman Breithaupt Award
  • JHTR Article of the Year
  • JHTE 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
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award
  • ICHRIE Johnson & Wales Case Study Competition
  • 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: Patrick Moreo


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: George Fenich


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: Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management
Daniels College of Business, University of Denver

The Chef Herman Breithaupt Award

Description: The Chef Herman Breithaupt Award honors the memory of a pioneer in culinary education by recognizing outstanding achievement and contributions to foodservice education by a chef/educator. The recipient of this award must exhibit high professionalism, demonstrate a strong commitment to hospitality education, and have a record of contributions to International CHRIE and the industry as a chef/educator.

Congratulations to this year's recipient: Jackson Lamb

 

John Wiley & Sons Lifetime Research Achievement Award

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: Muzzo Uysal

John Wiley & Sons Award for Innovation in Teaching

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: Ali Green

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

Description: The W. Bradford Wiley Memorial Research Award is given to a superior research publication on a topic relevant to the field of hospitality or tourism management by an International CHRIE member.

Congratulations to this year's recipient: Melih Madanoglu & Ozgur Ozdemir

Title of Paper: Is More Better? The relationship between meeting space capacity and hotel operating performance

Tourism Management, Volume 52, February 2016, Pages 74–81

 

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: Xi Y. Leung, Billy Bai, and Kurt A. Stahura

Title of Article: The Marketing Effectiveness of Social Media in the Hotel Industry: A Comparison of Facebook and Twitter


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: Ajay Aluri and Erinn Tucker

Title of Article: Social Influence and Technology Acceptance: The Use of Personal Social Media as a Career Enhancement Tool among College Students

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.

Foodservice Management
Reducing Food Safety Violations: The Role of Leader Behavioral Integrity for Food Safety, Error Reporting, and Error Management
Priyanko Guchait and Jay Neal

Human Resources
Emotional Intelligence and Perceived Social Support as Mediators of Employees’ Incivility Behaviors
Haemi Kim and Hailin Qu

Lodging
Accessing Knowledge and Agglomeration Effects: Evidence from foreign hotels
Linda Woo

2016 Outstanding Reviewer Recognition

Congratulations to this year's recipients:

Outstanding JHTE Reviewer Award: Chihyung (Michael) Ok

Outstanding JHTR Reviewer Award: Xinyuan (Roy) Zhao

Outstanding Scientific Paper Reviewer Award:
Information Technology: Laura Book
Lodging: Fred Mayo

Outstanding Case Study Paper Reviewer Award:
Cynthia Mejia
Nicholas Thomas
June Clarke



2016 ICHRIE Johnson & Wales Case Study Competition Winners

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First Place
Richmond, Virginia is Out: a DMO Case Study of LGBT Marketing
Eric Olson and Heejung Ro

Second Place
Making the Case for DineSafe: Incorporating Analytics into Managerial Decision-making in the Hospitality Classroom
Heather Monteiro and Daniel McLean

Third Place
Effective Management Strategies: Millennial Leaders Managing a Multigenerational Workplace
Brendan W Davis, Mathilda van Niekerk and Fevzi Okumus



2016 ICHRIE Penn State Research Reports Awards

First Place
Minimum Wages: Effects on the U.S. hotel industry
by John O'Neill and Sean McGinley

Second Place
Multi-Unit Efficiency Assessment and Multidimensional Polygon Analytics in a Small, Full-Service Restaurant Chain
by Thomas Maier, Dennis Reynolds and Jennifer Sandstrom

Third Place (tied)
The Impact of Marcellus Shale Revelopment Revenues in Pennsylvania
by Daniel Mount, Timothy W. Kelsey, Kathryn J. Braiser

Motivation, Place Attachment and Loyalty in a Country Club
by James Butler and So Jung Lee


ESD Chapters of Distinction


Michigan State University

Rochester Institute of Technology

University of Arkansas