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Tony Kim

tony_kim_200x200.jpgTony Kim, associate professor and interim assistant director of the Hart School, was named to the J.W. and Alice S. Marriott Professorship in Hospitality Management.

This endowed professorship is an outgrowth of the Eminent Scholars Program, which aims to attract and retain outstanding scholars at institutions of higher education. Kim was nominated by peers in his department. The final selection was made by a committee which took into account scholarly achievement and research, teaching and service.

Stephanie West

Stephanie West - 2020Director of the Hart School, Stephanie West, was recently elected as a Fellow into The Academy of the Leisure Sciences. Fellows of the academy are recognized as outstanding performers and leaders in the leisure profession, and have a minimum of ten years of experience.  

The Academy’s main purpose is to promote intellectual advancement of the leisure sciences by inducting outstanding scholars as Fellows, holding meetings and activities and encouraging the scholarly study of leisure. 

Gilpatrick Hornsby

Gilpatrick Hornsby

Professor of hospitality Gilpatrick Hornsby was recently awarded the J.W. and Alice S. Marriott Professorship in Hospitality Management. Recipients are selected by committee, based on scholarly achievement and research, teaching, service and a vision statement of how the chair will be used to contribute to the program and school. In addition, the recipient “shall be a person who has achieved national eminence in the discipline as judged by the person’s peers.”


Eric Nickel

Eric Nickel

SRL instructor Eric Nickel received the 2020 NIRSA Honor Award, the highest accolade granted by the Association for Leaders in Collegiate Recreation. He also serves as the director of University Recreation and is a Hart School Advisory Board Member.



Theresa Lind

Theresa Lind - 2021Theresa Lind, lecturer with the Hart School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management received certification as a pandemic compliance advisor for meeting and event professionals. As face-to-face meetings become an option again, new standards will need to be implemented to ensure a safe experience for the attendees and planners. The class, administered by Health Education Services, covers topics that include mitigating risk, positive symptom protocol, social distancing and sanitization. Lind can now transmit her learning to her students through her HM 317 introduction and HM 417 advanced classes in event management.

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