Cathy A. Enz is Lewis G. Schaeneman Jr. Professor of Innovation and Dynamic Management, Emeritus, at the Nolan School of Hotel Administration in the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University.
Professor Enz’s prior administrative roles included serving as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Dean for Industry Research and Affairs, executive director of the Center For Hospitality Research, and School of Hotel Administration management area coordinator. She has published over 100 journal articles and book chapters, as well as five books in the area of strategic management and innovation. Professor Enz’s research has been published in a wide variety of prestigious academic and hospitality journals, such as Administrative Science Quarterly, The Academy of Management Journal, and The Cornell Hospitality Quarterly.
Professor Enz has taught courses in innovation and strategic management and is the recipient of both outstanding teaching and research awards. She developed the Hospitality Change Simulation, a learning tool for the introduction of effective change which is available as an online education program of eCornell. Three strategic management courses are also available through eCornell. In addition, Professor Enz presents numerous executive programs around the world, consults extensively in North America, and serves on the Board of Directors of two privately owned hotel companies.
Prior to her academic activities, Professor Enz held several industry positions, including strategy development analyst in the office of corporate research for a large financial services organization and operations manager responsible for Midwestern United States customer service and logistics in the dietary food service division of a large U.S. healthcare corporation. She received her Ph.D. from the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University and taught on the faculty of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University prior to arriving at Cornell in 1990.