Atul Sheel is Isenberg’s go-to professor for insights and issues involving corporate finance in the hospitality industry. A member of the Hospitality & Tourism Management (HTM) faculty since 1989, Professor Sheel teaches corporate finance and revenue management to doctoral, master’s, and upper-level undergraduate students. As the HTM department’s associate chair and its curriculum chair, he has been instrumental in the development of a forthcoming certificate program in Revenue Management and Analytics.
Professor Sheel's research focuses on financial management, investments, financial economics, and revenue management in the hospitality and tourism industries. In more than 80 research papers in major national and international journals and conferences, he has explored hotel valuation techniques, the impact of recession on U.S. tourism, forecasting in the hospitality industry, influences on abnormal returns at lodging and restaurant firms, and a wealth of other issues and topics.
Professor Sheel is editor of the Journal of Hospitality Financial Management (JHFM), the official refereed journal of International Association of Hospitality Financial Management Educators. He also serves on the editorial boards of the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, International Journal of Hospitality Management, Tourism Economics, International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration, Journal of Food Service Business Research, and Journal of Tourism and Hospitality—all refereed journals.
Professor Sheel earned his PhD in Finance and MS in Hospitality & Tourism Management from UMass Amherst in 1995 and 1986. He also has several years of hotel industry experience and two degrees/diplomas from the University of New Delhi—an undergraduate degree (BSc) and a diploma in hotel management, catering, and nutrition.