Han Wen, Ph.D.

Han Wen, Ph.D.

Han Wen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Dr. Han Wen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management at University of North Texas. Dr. Wen earned her PhD degree in Hospitality Administration from the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics at Kansas State University, Master’s degree of Hotel and Restaurant Management from the Conrad N. Hilton College at University of Houston, and Bachelor’s degree of Tourism Management from the School of Tourism Management at Sun Yat-sen University.

Dr. Wen’s research interests include foodservice management, food safety and food allergy in restaurants, food safety risk communication, and hospitality education. Dr. Wen has published her research articles in various international peer review journals and has presented her research at both domestic and international conferences.

Dr. Wen developed her teaching interest in food and beverage management after working in various departments in the hotel industry and consultancy projects of hospitality firms. Her primary teaching responsibilities at UNT include Survey of Beverages in the Hospitality Industry, Facilities Planning Equipment Layout and Design, and Hotel and Restaurant Operations.

Selected Research Publications

Wen, H., Park, E., Tao, C.-W., Chae, B., Li, X., Kwon, J. (2020). Exploring user-generated content related to dining experiences of consumers with food allergies. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 85.

Kwon, J., Lee, Y. M., Wen, H. (2020). Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors about Dining Out with Food Allergies: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Restaurant Customers in the United States. Food Control, 107.

Wen, H., Leung, X., Pongtornphurt, Y. Exploring the Impact of Background Music on Customers’ Perceptions of Ethnic Restaurants: The Moderating Role of Dining Companions. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 43, 71-79.

Wen, H., Kwon, J. (2019). Food Allergy Information Sharing and Communication Strategies in Full-Service Restaurants in the U.S. Journal of Foodservice Business Research, 22(1), 50-65.

Wen, H., Li, X., Kwon, J. (2019). Undergraduate Students’ Attitudes and Perceptions toward Hospitality Careers in Mainland China. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education, 31(3), 159-172.

Wen, H., Lee, Y. M. (2019). Effects of message framing on food allergy communication: A cross-sectional study of restaurant customers with food allergies. International Journal of Hospitality Management.

Leung, X. Y., Xue, L., Wen, H. (2019). Framing the sharing economy: Toward a sustainable ecosystem. Tourism Management, 71, 44-53.

Xu, S., Wang, Y.-C., Wen, H. (2019). A case study for student leadership development: A goal setting perspective. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education, 24, 168-177.

Wen, H., Josiam, B. M., Spears, D. L., Yang, Y. (2018). Influence of movies and television on Chinese Tourists' perception toward international tourism destinations. Tourism Management Perspectives, 28, 211-219.

Wen, H., Leung, X., Li, X., Kwon, J. (2018). What influences Chinese students’ intentions to pursue hospitality careers? A comparison of three-year versus four-year hospitality programs. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education, 23, 70-81.

Leung, X. Y., Wen, H., Jiang, L. (2018). What do hospitality undergraduates learn in different countries? An international comparison of curriculum. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education, 22, 31-41.

Wen, H., Kwon, J. (2017). Restaurant servers’ risk perceptions and risk communication-related behaviors when serving customers with food allergies in the U.S. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 64, 11-20.

Wen, H., Kwon, J. (2016). Food Allergy Risk Communication in Restaurants. Food Protection Trends, 36(5), 372-383.

Wen, H., Madera, J. (2013). Perceptions of hospitality careers among ethnic minority students. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education, 13, 161-167.