Katie Davin

Associate Professor,  College of Hospitality Management

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Hospitality will always be about welcoming people, but the ways that people plan their travels — and customers’ needs + tastes — those change. It’s exciting to be a part of that.”


I fell in love with hospitality when I was very young, helping my parents entertain guests. After getting some real experience working for a caterer when I was a teenager, I decided to pursue a BS in Hotel Administration. During my college years I was a pastry chef at the on-campus hotel, and I worked in private club management during the summers.

After graduating with my BS in Hotel Administration from Cornell University, I worked for Marriott International in catering services and then group sales.

While helping to train several new colleagues, I realized that I had a skill for training and education, so I returned to Cornell and earned a Master of Science so that I would be qualified to teach. It was the right decision, as I love helping students master their skills and knowledge.

I stay connected to the hospitality industry through my service on the Sales Advisory Board for Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) and my membership in the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA).

Sample Courses

  • HOSP 2011: Hospitality Sales and Meeting Management
  • FSM 3075: Food Service & Hospitality Strategic Marketing
  • MGMT 1001: Business Management I

Professional Memberships

  • American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), 2000-present
  • Hospitality Sales & Marketing International, 1998-present