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Daniels College of Business names new HRTM director

David Corsun will become the new director of the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM) at DU’s Daniels College of Business on July 1, 2007.

Corsun will be responsible for the successful operation of the school. His duties, among others, will include planning, staffing, budgeting, academic and event programming. 

“The HRTM school is housed in a new, state-of-the-art ‘management laboratory’ where our world-class faculty is educating tomorrow’s leaders,” says Karen Newman, dean of the Daniels College of Business. 

“Professor Corsun is both an academic and strategic leader whose skills will help the HRTM school serve as a model for excellence in the hospitality industry.”

Corsun received a PhD from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University, a bachelor’s degree in hotel administration from Cornell and a master’s degree in food service management from New York University. 

He is an associate professor in the Harrah College of Hotel Administration at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and is the coordinator of international relations for the Harrah Hotel College.

Corsun researches labor-management relations, empowerment and diversity. His work looks at the implications of outsourcing, hotel restaurant viability and best practices for improving hotel operations.

Corsun has been published in the Annals of Tourism Research, Cornell Hotel & Restaurant Administration Quarterly, Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research and International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.

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