Current Courses & Seminars

Photo of Whitney Austin Gray, Senior Vice President at Delos, giving a lecture

Health, Hospitality and Design Industry Seminar
HADM/DEA 3033/6055

Fridays, 9:05 am – 9:55 am
Statler Hall
Cornell University

This 1 credit-hour speaker series provides a unique opportunity for students to learn from industry leaders with proven success in the emerging industry that combines elements of hospitality and design with health, wellness, and senior living.  Students in this course have an unparalleled opportunity to gain insights directly from senior executives as they share their views on business, managerial, career, and other critical industry-related issues. As part of the course, students have the opportunity to meet in small groups with the individual speakers. There is considerable demand for college graduates who understand the complexities of the emerging industry and this seminar provides students the opportunities to learn first-hand from the speakers.

Rohit Verma (SHA), Brooke Hollis (PAM), Mardelle Shepley (DEA), representing each of the three integrated perspectives (hospitality, health, design) are co-instructors for the course.

CHE and Sloan students should sign up for DEA 3055 or DEA 6055 and SHA students should sign-up for HADM 3055 or HADM 6055. Other Cornell students can sign-up for either course number. The course may be taken multiple times for credit as the speakers and topics change each year.

We are pleased to announce our distinguished speakers for the Spring 2019 course.
Speakers Spring 2019:
February 1 – Paul Levesque II, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP Principal, HOLT Architects
February 8 – David Deininger, AIA, LEEP AP, EMHL Healthcare Facility Master Planning Consultant, 2dplanning
February 15 – TBD
February 22 – Dana Beninati Chef/ Culinary Producer
March 1 – Naomi Sachs, Professor and Director, Therapeutic Landscapes Network
March 8 – Andrew Jenis, MD Surgeon Regional Vice President, US Acute Care Solutions
March 15 – Sarajane Eisen, PhD, IIDA, EDAC Interior Designer, Eisen Interiors
March 22 – Alan Lee, MHA Chief Operating Officer, New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Medical Hospital


Past speakers:

Spring 2018

Spring 2017
Seminar Videos

Spring 2016