Professor Cathy Hsu, Associate Director and
Professor of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), was recently
honoured by the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and
Institutional Education (I-CHRIE) with the John Wiley & Sons
Lifetime Research Achievement Award.
The John Wiley & Sons
Lifetime Research Achievement Award recognises an I-CHRIE member
for lifetime contributions to outstanding scholarship and research
in hospitality and tourism.
The award is given to an I-CHRIE
member who has made and continues to make significant
contributions to the field of hospitality and tourism through
scholarly research published in hospitality and non-hospitality
journals over an extended period.
The award was presented
to Professor Hsu from I-CHRIE's President Professor Margaret E. “Mokie”
Steiskal of Columbus State Community College at the 2009 I-CHRIE
Conference held in San Francisco, USA, from 29 July to 1 August.
It recognises Professor Hsu’s outstanding leadership in her field
of study, and the invaluable contributions she makes to the global
hospitality and tourism education development in a teaching and
research career spanning 20 years.
Professor Kaye Chon, SHTM
Director and Chair Professor, said, “The award further cements
Professor Hsu’s status as the established authority in her chosen
area of research, which is hospitality and tourism marketing and
casino gaming. We are all proud of her achievement. Indeed, the
school prides itself on its internationally renowned faculty
Professor Hsu is a member of the International
Board for the Travel and Tourism Research Association, and the
Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism.
She also serves on eight journal editorial boards.
is the lead author of the Tourism Marketing: An Asia-Pacific
Perspective, published in 2008 by John Wiley & Sons Australia,
She has received numerous honours and awards including the
Best Article of the Year Award from the Journal of Hospitality and
Tourism Research in 2000, the Best Paper Award at 2000 and 2001
CHRIE and 2005 APacCHRIE conferences, and the Michael D. Olsen
Research Achievement Award. Professor Hsu is listed in Who’s Who
Among Asian Americans.
A former professor at Kansas State
University in the United States, Professor Hsu joined PolyU in
PolyU’s School of Hotel and Tourism Management is a
leading provider of hospitality education in the Asia Pacific
Region. It ranked No. 4 among the world’s top hotel and tourism
schools based on research and scholarship, according to a study
published in the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research in
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