Andrew Quagliata

Andrew Quagliata

House Fellow
Lecturer, Management Communication
SC Johnson College of Business
School of Hotel Administration

Andrew Quagliata is a lecturer of management communication in the Cornell University SC Johnson College of Business, School of Hotel Administration. He teaches a first-year business communication course, an upper-level persuasive communication class, and an elective,Communication for Entrepreneurs. He also teaches Leadership Communication for Innovators in the Hotel School’s Executive Education Program. Quagliata’sresearch interests include communication pedagogy, entrepreneur communication, and the relationship between communication and career success.


In addition to teaching, Andrew serves in a variety of capacities in the Hotel School, around Cornell, and for professional associations. At the Hotel School, Andrew is the advisor to the Ye Hosts Honorary Society and the Cornell Hospitality Consulting Club. He is on the Hotel School Admissions Selection Committee and serves on the Hotel School Academic Integrity Hearing Board. Andrew is the Adelphic Cornell Educational Fund/School of Hotel Administration Writing Awards Chair and the faculty chair of the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship Annual Pitch Deck Competition.


Andrew sits on the Cornell University Educational Policy Committee, and he also participates in the First-Year Student Dining Discussion Program. He is an active member of the Association for Business Communication (ABC) where he is on the Teaching Committee. Andrew is the Chair of the ABC Meada Gibbs Outstanding Teacher-Scholar Award Committee, Chair of the ABC Mentor Program, and an Ad Hoc Reviewer for the Business & Professional Communication Quarterly.


Andrew earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Communication from University at Buffalo, his M.B.A. in Management & Leadership and bachelor’s degree in Professional and Technical Communication – both from Rochester Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Cornell, Quagliata held professional positions in finance and higher education. Andrew is a Social Style & Versatility Certified Instructor and a Gallup Certified Entrepreneurial Talent Coach. Andrew has been honored with the Hotel School’s Teacher of the Year Award and the Merrill Presidential Scholar Outstanding Educator Award at Cornell University.

Andrew is married to Susanne Quagliata and they have two young children. Their family enjoys gardening, hiking, and boating on Cayuga Lake.