Accomplishments: William F. Harrah College of Hospitality

April 20, 2018
Cass Shum (Hospitality) and her coauthors' paper "Breaking the cycle: The effects of role model performance and ideal leadership self-concepts on abusive supervision spillover" was published in Journal of Applied Psychology. The paper investigates factors that can break the trickle-down effect of abusive supervision. We propose and test that new leaders will model abusive supervisory behaviors when abusive superiors are perceived to be competent, based on the performance of their teams; and new...
March 16, 2018
Cass Shum, Anthony Gatling, and Stowe Shoemaker (all Hospitality) are the authors of "A Model of Hospitality Leadership Competency for Frontline and Director-level Managers: Which Competencies Matter More?" The article, which was published in the International Journal of Hospitality Management, summarizes the competencies needed in hospitality leaders and managers in the 2020s and examines the different requirements for frontline and director-level managers.
February 27, 2018
The National Society of Minorities in Hospitality student chapter (Hospitality) was named Best Chapter of the Year at the society's annual conference earlier this month in Chicago. This year, the student organization raised enough funds to send 35 representatives to the conference.
February 13, 2018
Kim Nyoni, Carrie Ahlborn, Russel Kost (all Foundation), Chad Warren (Alumni), Alexandra Liebman, and Angela Ramsey (both Hospitality) have been invited to make presentations at the 2018 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) western region’s premier conference in San Francisco in March.  Kim Nyoni (Foundation) will lead a session called, “Building a Productive Career in University Advancement” in the leadership and talent development track. Chad Warren (Alumni) will lead a...
February 6, 2018
Innovation (Research & Economic Development), the university's research magazine, recently received a Bronze Award of Excellence from District VII of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). CASE Awards of Excellence showcase best practices in alumni relations, fundraising, public/government relations, advancement services, special events, and outstanding communications from districts across North America. The team members who produced the award-winning 2017 issue of...
September 19, 2017
Bo Bernhard (International Gaming Institute), Brett Abarbanel (International Gaming Institute), and Jennifer Roberts (International Center for Gaming Regulation) recently presented their research to Japanese leadership at the U.S.-Japan Business Council in Tokyo on the potential social and economic contributions of integrated resorts to Japan. Bernhard gave “The Economic Contribution of Integrated Resorts” keynote, Abarbanel gave “The Promotion of Responsible Gaming” keynote, and Roberts gave...
March 1, 2017
Cass Shum, Anthony Gatling, Laura Book, and Billy Bai (all Hotel) are the authors of "The Moderating Roles of Follower Conscientiousness and Agreeableness on the Relationship Between Peer Transparency and Follower Transparency," which explains how peer relational transparency impacts the focal employee's relational transparency through a self- and social- regulation process. The article was published in the Journal of Business Ethics.
February 17, 2017
Billy Bai, James Busser, and Lenna Shulga (all Hotel) recently received the Best Paper Award by the West Federation Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (CHRIE) for their article on the willingness to participate in consumer-generated advertisement and its effect on loyalty. The group was honored at the 2017 West Federation CHRIE Regional Conference in February.
February 13, 2017
Jungsun "Sunny" Kim (Hotel) recently published an article on the impact of corporate social responsibility on a gaming company's image and customers' revisit intentions in the February issue of the International Journal of Hospitality Management.
February 10, 2017
Anthony Gatling, Cass Shum, Laura Book, and Billy Bai (all Hotel) are the authors of "The Influence of Hospitality Leaders’ Relational Transparency on Followers’ Trust and Deviance Behaviors: Mediating Role of Behavioral Integrity," which explains the effects of hospitality leaders' behavioral integrity. The article will appear in the April edition of the International Journal of Hospitality Management.  
January 26, 2017
James Busser (Hotel) was honored with the 2017 Founder's Award at the 22nd annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism in Houston in January. The Founder's Award recognizes one world-class scholar in the field of hospitality and tourism for his or her significant contributions in research, scholarship, and development of graduate programs/students.
June 17, 2016
Heather Monteiro and Daniel McLean (both Hotel) won second place in the 2016 ICHRIE  (International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education) Johnson and Wales Case Study Competition for their educational case study, "Making the Case for DineSafe: Incorporating Analytics into Managerial Decision-making in the Hospitality Classroom." Monteiro will travel to Dallas in July to present the case study and receive the second-place award.