Amy Newman

Senior Lecturer at School of Hotel Administration


School of Hotel Administration

Amy Newman is a senior lecturer of management communication at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration. She teaches the core undergraduate and graduate communication courses and an elective, Corporate Communication. Newman is author of Business Communication: In Person, In Print, Online (Cengage, 10e) and Building Leadership Character (Sage, 2018). Prior to joining Cornell, she was an adjunct instructor at Ithaca College, eCornell, and Milano, The New School for Management and Urban Policy in New York City.

Newman spent most of her career in corporate positions and external consulting roles. Internally, she held management positions in human resources and leadership development. As an external consultant, Newman worked to improve employee performance and communication in hospitality, technology, education, publishing, financial services, and entertainment companies.

Newman has won grants to develop technology-based learning solutions and awards for teaching excellence and student advising. She is a director-at-large for the Association for Business Communication.

Selected Publications

  • Newman, Amy. "Building Leadership Character". Sage Publishing. 1 (2018): 288
  • Newman, Amy. "Business Communication: In Person, In Print, Online". Cengage Learning. 10th edition (2016): 550
  • Newman, Amy. "Communication Planning: A Template for Organizational Change" Cornell Hospitality Report. 16.3 (2016): 3-6
  • Newman, Amy. "How to Feel Confident for a Presentation" Business Communication Quarterly, Ed. Melinda Knight. 78.2 (2015): 258-259
  • Brownell, Judi; Newman, Amy. "Applying Communication Technology: Introducing Email and Instant Messaging in the Hospitality Curriculum" Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education. 7.2 (2008): 72-76

Awards and Honors

  • Meada Gibbs Outstanding Teacher-Scholar Award (2015) Association for Business Communication
  • Faculty Teaching Recognition Award - Graduate Core (2017) Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, School of Hotel Administration
  • Faculty Teaching Recognition Award-Junior/Senior Core (2015) Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration
  • Faculty Teaching Recognition Award-Junior/Senior Core Teaching Award (2013) School of Hotel Administration
  • Faculty Teaching Recognition Award-Junior/Senior Core Teaching Award (2012) School of Hotel Administration

Academic Degrees

  • MS Milano, The New School for Management and Urban Policy, 1990
  • BS Cornell University, College of Human Ecology, 1986


Courses Taught

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