P.hD., Professor, University of Delaware – Department of Hospitality and Sport Business Management in the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics
- Title P.hD., Professor, University of Delaware – Department of Hospitality and Sport Business Management in the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics
Zvi Schwartz, P.hD., is a professor in the Department of Hospitality and Sport Business Management in the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware. Prior to joining the University of Delaware, Dr. Schwartz was the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Senior Faculty Fellow for Hospitality Finance and Revenue Management in the department of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Virginia Tech where he served as the director of graduate programs and as an associate professor at the University of Illinois. Prior to joining academia, he had over a decade of lodging industry experience as a manager and an entrepreneur.
His scholarly research and industry consulting focus on the core technical elements of the revenue management cycle: forecasting, optimization, and monitoring; as well as the closely related topics of strategic pricing and consumer and firm decisions in advanced reservation environments. Recent projects explored novel hotel forecasting approaches, forecasting accuracy measures, hotel competitive sets, overbooking optimization, and revenue management performance measures.
Dr. Schwartz teaches courses in hotel management at both the graduate and undergraduate level and mentors doctoral and master’s students. He received numerous research awards, is a three-time recipient of ICHRIE’s W. Bradford Wiley Memorial Best Published Research Paper of the Year Award, and his research grants total over $600,000.
Consumers vs. Revenue Managers? The Case of Cancelations and No Shows, Boston Hospitality Review – July, 2021