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Discover the esteemed scholars and practitioners of Saunders College

Saunders College faculty members combine real-world and academic knowledge of business problems to augment theoretical training. By combining theory and practice, courses are designed for you to learn from real-world experiences. Teaching methods include case study, seminars, simulations, and independent work. Faculty choose the method most appropriate to the material and their individual styles. Saunders students have opportunities to work with faculty in advancing research initiatives. In addition to faculty research, RIT is home to several research centers that will allow you to explore other research interests.

RIT has several awards designed to recognized outstanding teaching and encourage ground-breaking scholarship and research. Please visit the RIT Faculty Awards and Grants page to view recognitions received by Saunders faculty.

Research and Publications

Research is a vital component of Saunders College, and faculty members have developed theories in many academic fields. Our faculty experts shape business and policy across a wide-range of disciplines. Saunders research is published in the world's most respected, peer-reviewed journals and academic publications. For an annual review of highlighted scholarly research from Saunders Faculty, please visit the RIT Annual Scholarship Report. Or, view below for a listing of the latest Published Faculty Research.

Research topics

You’ll find thought leadership at Saunders College goes beyond our academic areas. Our faculty expertise extends to a variety of relevant topics that often cross the usual defined boundaries. This collaborative approach helps you learn how to work across functions and create solutions that shape the future. Some featured research topics include: cybersecurity, digital marketing, strategic leadership, corporate game theory social media and entrepreneurship, fraud and litigation risk, auditing and pricing decisions, financial regulations, stock market trading algorithms, creativity in technology management, corporate social responsibility, social capital and work relationships, leadership, and IT adoption in U.S. healthcare.

Published Faculty Research

  • Yu-Chin (Jerrie) Hsieh, Peyton Eggers, (2010). Coping strategies used by lodging managers to balance work and personal lives. International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration.
  • Yu-Chin (Jerrie) Hsieh, Sevil Sonemz, Yorghos Apostolopoulos, Michael Kenneth, (2017). Perceived workplace mistreatment: Case of Latina hotel housekeepers. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation.
  • Sevil Sonmez, Yorghos Apostolopoulos, Michael Lemke, Yu-Chin Hsieh, Waldemar Karwowski, (2017). Dynamic simulation modeling to advance immigrant worker health.. International Journal of Hospitality Management,.
  • Sheryl Kline, Yu-Chin Hsieh, (2007). Wage differentials in the lodging industry: A case study.. Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality & Tourism.
  • Yu-Chin (Jerrie) Hsieh, Yorghos Apostolopoulos, Sevil Sonmez, (2016). Work conditions and the health and wellbeing of Latina hotel housekeepers. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.
  • Erick Byrd, Bonnie Canziani, Yu-Chin Hsieh, Keith Debbage, Sevil Sonmez, (2016). Wine Tourism: Motivating visitors through core and supplementary services. Tourism Management.
  • Yu-Chin (Jerrie) Hsieh, Bo Hu, (2005). Assessment of admission criteria for predicting hotel management students' academic performance. Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism.
  • Jing Li, Bonnie Canziani, Yu-Chin Hsieh, (2016). U.S. and Chinese perceptions of simulated U.S. courtesy. Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes.
  • Yu-Chin (Jerrie) Hsieh, Thomas Pearson, H. Chang, J Uen, (2004). Spillover between work and personal life balance for lodging managers. Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality & Tourism.
  • Yu-Chin (Jerrie) Hsieh, Yorghos Apostolopoulos, Kiki Hatzudis, Sevil Sonmez, (2016). Social, occupational, and spatial exposures and mental health disparities of working-class Latinas in the U.S.. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.
  • Bo Hu, D. Nelson, C. Braunlich, Yu-Chin Hsieh, (2003). The future of internet based training in the lodging industry. Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality & Tourism.
  • Yu-Chin (Jerrie) Hsieh, Sheryl Kline, (2003). The impacts of music on room attendants' work performance. International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration.
  • Bonnie Canziani, Dianne Welsh, Yu-Chin Hsieh, William Tullar, (2015). What pedagogical methods impact students' entrepreneurial propensity?. Journal of Small Business Strategy.
  • Muhammet Kesgin, Jerrie Hsieh, Abdulaziz Alqusayer, (2020). What motivates and satisfies lodging employees in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia? . Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality & Tourism.
  • M Kuo, D Zhu, Yu-Chin Jerrie Hsieh, C Hsu, (2020). Improving job performance of realtors in Taiwan: a view from leader-member exchange quality and job stress . International Journal of Business Performance Management..
  • Sevil Sonmez, Yorghos Apostolopoulos, Michael Lemke, Yu-Chin Jerrie Hsieh, (2020). Understanding the effects of COVID-19 on the health and safety of immigrant hospitality workers in the United States.. Tourism Management Perspectives.
  • Yu-Chin (Jerrie) Hsieh, Yorghos Apostolopoulos, Kiki Hatzudis, Sevil Sonmez, (2014). Occupational exposures and health outcomes among Latina hotel cleaners. Hispanic Health Care International.
  • Yu-Chin (Jerrie) Hsieh, Ya-Ling Chen, (2020). Hotel housekeepers' job stress. Recreation, Parks, and Tourism in Public Health.
  • Bonnie Canziani, Yu-Chin Hsieh, WenChin Hsieh, L Weng, (2014). Guided student reflection: A critical imperative for experiential learning. Journal of Tourism Research & Hospitality.
  • Yu-Chin (Jerrie) Hsieh, Yorghos Apostolopoulos, Sevil Sonmez, (2013). World at work: Hotel cleaners. Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

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