Zachary Brewster

Zachary Brewster

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies

2272 Faculty Administration Building

Curriculum vitae

Zachary 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., Kenneth Gourlay, and Gerald Roman Nowak III. 2021.  “Are Black Restaurant Servers Tipped Less Than White Servers? Three Experimental Tests of Server Race Effects on Customers’ Tipping Behaviors.” Cornell Hospitality Quarterly,

Brewster, Zachary W. and Allen V. Heffner. 2021. “Expressions of Anti-Black Biases, Job Satisfaction, and Turnover Intentions in the Full-Service Restaurant Industry.” Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research,.

Brewster, Zachary W. and Gerald Roman Nowak III. 2020. “Racialized Workplaces, Contemporary Racial Attitudes, and Stereotype Endorsement: A Recipe for Consumer Racial Profiling.” Sociological Perspectives,

Brewster, Zachary W. and Lu-in Wang. 2020. “Explicit Expression of Anti-Black Biases in the Full-Service Restaurant Industry: Legal Responsibilities and Risks.” International Journal of Hospitality Management 85: 1024 -35.

Wang, Lu-in and Zachary W. Brewster. 2020. “Dignity Transacted.” The University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform 53(3): 531- 566.

Lynn, Michael and Zachary W. Brewster. 2019. “The Tipping Behaviors and Motives of US Travelers Abroad: Affected by Host Nations’ Tipping Norms?” Journal of Travel Research, 59(6): 993-2007.

Currently teaching

Fall 2021

Sociology 7200 (Graduate Resaerch Methods)

Sociology 1010 (Understanding Human Society)

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