Accomplishments: William F. Harrah College of Hospitality

August 14, 2018
Jungsun (Sunny) Kim and Anthony Gatling (both Hospitality) recently published their paper "The Impact of Using a Virtual Employee Engagement Platform (VEEP) on Employee Engagement and Intention to Stay" in the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether the perceived ease of use and the usefulness of a virtual employee engagement platform positively influences employees to use the platform.
August 14, 2018
Jungsun (Sunny) Kim (Hospitality) and her co-authors' paper "Impact of a Gaming Company's CSR on Residents' Perceived Benefits, Quality of Life, and Support" was recently published in Tourism Management. This study found that the gaming company's corporate social responsibility was composed of four dimensions (economic, legal, ethical, and philanthropic) and positively influenced residents' quality of life and perceived benefits.
July 31, 2018
Toni Repetti (Hospitality) and Shekinah Hoffman (Sociology) recently published their paper "Glass Ceilings & Leaky Pipelines: Gender Disparity in the Casino Industry" in the UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal. The study suggests there is a potential glass ceiling for women in the casino industry, as well as gaps in vertical leadership across individual departments. Hoffman is a doctoral student.
July 6, 2018
Billy Bai and Mehmet Erdem (both Hospitality), along with Cece Leung, '12 PhD Hospitality Administration, recently received the 2018 Highly Commended Research Publication - Emerald Literati Award for their co-authored publication. The article, "Hotel Social Media Marketing: A Study on Message Strategy and its Effectiveness," was published in the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology and compared the effectiveness of different social media marketing strategies across hotels.
May 30, 2018
Anthony Lucas (Hospitality) and his co-author's paper "How Changes in the House Advantages of Reel Slots Affect Game Performance" was recently published in the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly. The study aims to empirically examine how changes in pars affect game performance.
May 22, 2018
Bo Bernhard (International Gaming Institute) recently delivered two keynote addresses in Macau, China. The first keynote was for the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) Summit and focused on the impacts of the integrated resort on society and the economy. The second, for the Asia Lottery Forum, presented a global analysis of problem gambling impacts, implications, and treatments.
May 11, 2018
Bo Bernhard (International Gaming Institute) was recently selected as the recipient of the 2017 Harry Reid Silver State Research Award. The award recognizes faculty members whose work significantly advances the recipient’s academic field, addresses real-world needs and concerns, and contributes to Nevada’s economic growth and development. Bernhard's research focuses on the sociological and psychological impacts of gambling on the individual and the community. Over the years, Bernhard has done...
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...