Dr. Young Hoon Kim to head UNT’s Hospitality & Tourism Management Program
May 14, 2014

Dr. Young Hoon Kim joined the College of Merchandising, Hospitality & Tourism at the University of North Texas in the fall of 2011.  He teaches Management Foundations in the Hospitality Industry, Hospitality Business Strategies, Event Management, and Strategic Management in the Hospitality Industry.  Prior to being a faculty member at UNT, he served for four years as an assistant professor at the University of Mississippi.  With more than 12 years industry experience, he holds his Ph.D. in Hospitality Administration from Texas Tech University and both Masters and B.S. in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management from the University of South Carolina.  Dr. Kim’s research interests include destination development, marketing, strategic and operation management, and IT marketing in the hospitality and tourism industry.

When asked about his new leadership role in the Hospitality and Tourism Management program, Dr. Kim said, “I am honored to be given this opportunity to serve the program.  I will do my very best to work with all our students, faculty, staff, alumni, administration, board members and industry partners in achieving our vision and mission.”

Dr. Judith Forney, Dean of the College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism spoke highly of Dr. Kim, “I am very pleased to welcome Dr. Young Hoon Kim as Interim Chair of the Hospitality and Tourism Management Department starting June 1.  His unique and extensive experiences in the hospitality industry and in hospitality education make him an excellent choice for leading the department in meeting its strategic goals.”

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