Zachary W.  Brewster

Zachary W. Brewster

Associate Professor

2272 Faculty Administration Building

Curriculum vitae

Zachary W. Brewster



Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • Race and Ethnic Relations, Work and Occupations, and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning


  • Ph. D. 2009. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  • M. A. 2002. Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
  • B. S. 2000. Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

Selected publications

Brewster, Zachary W. and Gerald Roman Nowak III. Racial Prejudices, Racialized Workplaces, and Restaurant Servers’ Hyperbolic Perceptions of Black-White Tipping Differences.” 2018. Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, DOI: 10.1177/1938965518777221.

Brewster, Zachary W., Jonathan R. Brauer, and Michael Lynn. 2017. “Morality at Work: Do Employees’ Moral Commitments Inhibit Service Disparities and Reactive Workplace Behaviors?” Social Currents, 5(3): 244-263.

Brewster, Zachary W. and Jonathan R. Brauer. 2017. “Tableside Justice: Racial Differences in Retributive Reactions to Dissatisfaction.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 3(3): 383-397.

Brewster, Zachary W. and Jonathan R. Brauer. 2017. “Different Service, Same Experience: Documenting the Subtlety of Modern Racial Discrimination in U.S. Restaurants.” Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, 58(2): 190-202.



Currently teaching

  • Sociology 6050 (Sociological Theory Before 1920 / Sociological Theory I)

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