2022 Award Winners

International CHRIE wishes to thank the many individuals who took the time to nominate a deserving colleague. All of this year's winners were recognized at the 2022 Annual ICHRIE Summer Conference. 

Howard B. Meek Award

The Howard B. Meek Award is the highest individual recognition a member of International CHRIE may receive. It recognizes an International CHRIE member’s lifetime contributions and outstanding service both to hospitality education and to International CHRIE. This award serves as a living memorial to the late Howard B. Meek, a pioneer in American hospitality education, the first Dean of the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University, and an Executive Vice President of ICHRIE.

Congratulations to this year's recipient: Dr. Lea R. Dopson, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Stevenson W. Fletcher Achievement Award

The Stevenson W. Fletcher Achievement Award recognizes an individual educator or trainer 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.

Congratulations to this year's recipient: Donna Quadri-Felitti, Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

Lifetime Research Award

The Lifetime Research Achievement Award recognizes an ICHRIE member for lifetime contributions to outstanding scholarship and research in hospitality and tourism. The award is given to an International CHRIE member who has made and continues to make significant contributions to the field of hospitality and tourism through scholarly research published in hospitality and non-hospitality journals over an extended period. It serves as a tribute for a distinguished individual who has demonstrated both leadership in a specialized field of study and high standards in the systematic and objective analysis of data that has led to a significant contribution to the body of knowledge.

Congratulations to this year's recipient: Ki-Joon Back, Ph.D., University of Houston

Faculty Collegiality Award

The Faculty Collegiality Award is an individual award given to a faculty member who has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to fostering collegiality amongst peers. The ICHRIE member who receives this award displays a high level of team building characteristics in support of peers in their teaching, scholarship, and service both on their campus and externally. The spirit of collegiality is expressed through collaborative and constructive support of others to advance the quality of hospitality education, scholarship of value to the field, and selfless service.

Congratulations to this year's recipient: Jeffrey Lolli, Ph.D., Widener University

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: Dr. Ajay Aluri, West Virginia University

Research Award

Congratulations to this year's recipient: Minwoo Lee, PhD., University of Houston

Excellence in Teaching Award

Congratulations to this year's recipient: Dr. Kristin Malek, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Chef Herman Breithaupt Award

Congratulations to this year's recipient: Simone Louise Nabbs, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Raphael Kavanaugh Champion of Education Award

Congratulations to this year's recipient: Willy Legrand, Ph.D., IU Internationalen Hochschule GmbH

Industry Recognition Award

Congratulations to this year's recipients from [email protected]Fern I. KantorLan Elliott and Peggy Berg

Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research (JHTR) - Article of the Year

Congratulations to this year's JHTR Article of the Year Award authors: Laurie Wu (Temple University), Alei Fan (Purdue University)Zeya He (University of Houston) and EunSol Her (Seoul National University)
Title: To Partner with Human or Robot? Designing Service Coproduction Processes for Willingness to Pay More

Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research (JHTR) - Highly Commended

Congratulations to this year's JHTR Highly Commended authors: Woosik Danny Choi (Kyonggi University), Timothy Kelley (Texas Tech University)Eric Walden (Texas Tech University), Barent McCool (Texas Tech University) and Michael O'Boyle (Texas Tech University)

Title: Emotional Dissonance Among Frontline Hospitality Employees: An Exploratory Study Examining Habituation Theory Using fMRI

Congratulations to this year's authors: Zvi Schwartz (University of Delaware) and Timothy Webb (University of Delaware)
Title: Resource Similarity, Market Commonality, and Spatial Distribution of Hotel Competitive Sets

Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Cases (JHTC) - Highly Commended

Congratulations to this year's authors: Cynthia Deale (East Carolina University) and Seung Hyun Lee (East Carolina University)
Title: The Case of Hazel Hollow Lodge: Focusing on Employee Recruitment, Benefits, Retention, Development & Training

Congratulations to this year's authors: Emily Reaves (Johnson & Wales University) and Donald G. Schoffstall (Johnson & Wales University)
Title: Examining the Beachside Oasis: A Competitive Analysis and Market Share Case

Congratulations to this year's authors: Eric Olson (Metropolitan State University of Denver) and Jeff Olson (Legacy Health)
Title: Creating a Hospitable LGBTQ+ Health Care Clinic

Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education (JHTE) - Article of the Year

Congratulations to this year's JHTE Article of the Year Award authors: Minkyung Park (George Mason University) and Tina Jones (George Mason University)
Title: Going Virtual: The Impact of COVID-19 on Internships in Tourism, Events, and Hospitality Education (Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education, 33:3, 176-193, 2021)

Best Conference Papers sponsored by Hong Kong Poly

Congratulations to this year's authors: Xi Leung (University of North Texas), Ruiying Cai (Colorado Mesa University), Huiying Zhang (University of Nevada Las Vegas) and Billy Bai (University of Nevada Las Vegas)
Title: Virtual kitchen or physical restaurant: Consumer’s choice based on causal attribution and power

Congratulations to this year's authors: Oscar Hengxuan Chi (University of Florida), Christina G. Chi (Washington State University) and Dogan Gursoy (Washington State University)
Title: The Impacts of Trust and Culture on the Acceptance of AI Hospitality Robots

2021 Outstanding Reviewer Recognition

Congratulations to this year's recipients:

JHTR Reviewers: Ken Butcher (Mae Fah Luang University) and Noel Scott (University of the Sunshine Coast)

JHTE Reviewer: Agnes L. DeFranco, University of Houston

JHTC Reviewer: Yao-Chin Wang, University of Florida

Dr. Lea R. Dopson Eta Sigma Delta Chapter of Distinction Award, previously ESD Chapters of Distinction

Congratulations to this year's winner: California Polytechnic State University, Pomona

ICHRIE Johnson & Wales University Case Study Competition Award

Congratulations to this year's winners:

First PlaceSophia Steinmeyer (Iowa State University) and Ken Tsai (Iowa State University)

Title: Mind or Medal: Elite Athletes Mental Health Management in Sports Events

Second Place: Zhanjing Zeng, Caiyun Shen, Hong Wang and Ingrid Lin (University of Hawaii at Manoa)

Title: Luckin Coffee in China: An Innovative Coffee Brand Dominating the Chinese Market Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Third Place: Nasim Binesh (University of Florida), Amanda Belarmino (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) and Stowe Shoemaker (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Title: Revenue Management and the Runnin’ Rebels: A Case Study of Willingness to Pay for College Sports

ICHRIE Hotel Simulation Competition by Knowledge Matters

Congratulations to this year's winners:

First PlaceAngel Hristov, RIT Croatia
Second Place: Yi Ho Tam, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Third Place (tie): Wing Kei Wu (Hong Kong Polytechnic University) and Mikul Manocha (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

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