Gilpatrick Hornsby, Ph.D.


CFI Interim Executive Director
Contact Info


B.S., University of North Texas

M.S., Oklahoma State University

Ph.D., Oklahoma State University



Gilpatrick Hornsby is the Interim Executive Director of the Center for Faculty Innovation and Associate Professor in the School of Hospitality, Sport, and Recreation Management. Since joining JMU in 2015, and has served the department and college is a variety of roles ranging from culinary program coordinator to entrepreneurship faculty fellow. He has a passion for helping colleagues reach their goals through faculty development and supporting minoritized faculty as they navigate the university context. Outside of work, Gilpatrick enjoys cooking, going to the movies, and spending time with his family and friends.

Courses Taught

  • Foundations of Hospitality Management
  • Leadership at Sea: Exploring Cultural Competency
  • Culinary and Menu Management
  • Introduction to Event Management
  • Cost Control and Budgeting
  • Advanced Event Management
  • Hospitality Human Resources
  • Honors Leadership III
  • Hospitality Entrepreneurship
  • Senior Seminar
  • Advanced Culinary Arts and Menu Management

Select Publications 

Hornsby, G., & Hornsby, T. (In Press). It’s above me now: Managerial support of minority front line employees. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Cases.

Hornsby, G. (2021). We are the Future of ICHRIE. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research. March 2021. doi:10.1177/1096348021998747

Hornsby, G. (2020). Exploring minority students’ sense of belongingness and satisfaction in U.S. hospitality programs: An examination of departmental cultural climate. The Consortium Journal of Hospitality, 22(1), 3-29

Hornsby, G. (2020). The case for a tri-continuum of entrepreneurial behavior. ICHRIE Research Reports. International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education.

Hornsby, G. (2019). Minority entrepreneurship. Events and Tourism Review, 2(1), 30-48.

Hornsby, G. (2020). Staying Productive in the Pandemic. ICHRIE Communique, 37(10), 3

Hornsby, G. & Hornsby, T. (2020). Engaging students in all facets of our professional life. ICHRIE Communique, 37(4), 3.

Hornsby, G. (2018). The scholarship of teaching and learning: Exploring high impact practices. ICHRIE Communique, 32(10), 3.

Hornsby, G., Scott-Halsell, S., Curtis, C., Ryan, B., & Kirksey, J. (2017). Do I fit in? Impact of race on hospitality student perceptions of departmental climate. Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism, 17(4), 219-236.

Hornsby, G. & Scott-Halsell, S. (2015). Minorities in hospitality management: State of diversity in hospitality education. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education, 27(3), 102-111.

Hornsby, G. & Scott-Halsell, S. (2015). Social responsibility in events. International Journal of Hospitality and Event Management, 1(3), 276-292. 

Service and Leadership

Member- President’s Taskforce on Racial Equity

Member- American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) Education Certification Advisory Committee

Board Member- Virginia Restaurant, Lodging, and Travel Association Educational Foundation (VRLTAEF)

Editorial Board Member- International Journal of Gaming, Hospitality, and Tourism

Editorial Board Member- Consortium Journal of Hospitality and Tourism

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