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I-CHRIE Award Winners  

photo 2photo 1The International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (I-CHRIE) honored several College of Human Sciences alumni, graduate students, and faculty members at the annual conference in San Francisco.


Hotel and Restaurant Administration alumnus Gabriel Gazzoli, HRAD Associate Professor Murat Hancer, and HRAD doctorate student Yumi Park received the I-CHRIE Best Paper Award for their work titled “Enhancing workers’ attitudes towards their jobs through customer orientation: A structure equation modeling approach.” Gazzoli earned his master’s degree from OSU in 2007 and is currently the Hospitality Instructor at César Ritz Colleges in Switzerland.


HRAD alumna Li Miao received the Best Paper Award for her piece “Consumer responses to behaviors of other consumers in service encounter: A script theoretical perspective.” Miao completed her master’s degree in Hospitality Administration in 2002. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Purdue University.


HRAD Assistant Professor Hugo Tang earned the W. Bradford Wiley Memorial Best Paper of the Year Award. Cihan Cobanoglu, an HRAD alumnus, received the John Wiley and Sons Award for Innovation in Teaching. Cobanoglu completed his master’s degree in Hospitality Administration in 1998 and his Ph.D. in 2001. He is currently an Associate Professor of Hospitality Information at the University of Delaware.