Faculty


Amelia Asperin
  • Amelia Estepa Asperin

  • Title: Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator, Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Office: E. Morrow Lebedeff Hall 361C
  • Phone: 701-231-5720
  • E-mail: Amelia.asperin@ndsu.edu
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Education

  • Ph.D. — Kansas State University, Foodservice and Hospitality Management; Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
  • M.S. — Kansas State University, Foodservice, Hospitality Management and Dietetics Administration
  • B.S. — University of the Philippines - Diliman, Hotel and Restaurant Administration

research Emphasis

  • Food Neophobia
  • Brand Personality
  • Consumer Post-Purchase Behavior
  • Foodservice Management
  • Marketing for School Nutrition Program

Courses Taught

  • ADHM 140 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
  • ADHM 384 Beverage Operations
  • ADHM 402 Professional Catering Management
  • ADHM 403 Restaurant Operations Management
  • ADHM 411 Food and World Cultures
  • ADHM 479 Hospitality Industry Management Strategies
  • ADHM 489 Study Tours

Teaching Experience

  • Assistant Professor in Hospitality and Tourism Management, North Dakota State University, 2009 - present
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Hospitality Management and Dietetics, Kansas State University, 2006-2007
  • Instructor, Hotel and Restaurant Management, University of Baguio (Philippines), 1999-2000

Research Experience

  • Research Scientist, National Food Service Management Institute (NFSMI) at The University of Southern Mississippi, 2007-2009
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Office of the Graduate Dean, Kansas State University, 2004-2006

Selected Publications

  • Phillips, W.J., Asperin, A.E., & Wolfe, K. (in press). Investigating the effect of Country Image and Subjective Knowledge on Attitudes and Behaviors: U.S. Upper Midwesterners' Intentions to Consume Korean Food and Visit Korea. International Journal of Hospitality Management.
  • Rushing, K., Asperin, A.E. (2012). Building the foodservice brand personality within the school nutrition setting. Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 36(1), from http://www.schoolnutrition.org/Content.aspx?id=17258
  • Asperin, A., Phillips, W.J., Wolfe, K. (2011). Exploring food neophobia and perceptions of ethnic foods: The case of Chinese and Thai cuisines. International CHRIE 65th Annual Conference. E Christou (Ed.). Richmond, VA. ICHRIE.
  • Asperin, A.E., Castillo, A. (2010). Developing a best practice guide for increasing high school student participation and satisfaction in the National School Lunch Program. Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 34(2), from http://www.schoolnutrition.org/Content.aspx?id=14759
  • Asperin, A.E., Nettles, M.F., Carr, D.H. (2010). The Non-Participation Survey: Understanding why high school students choose not to eat school lunch. Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 34(1), from http://www.schoolnutrition.org/Content.aspx?id=14022

Selected Presentations

  • Asperin, A.E., & Lee, J. (Accepted for November 2012). Exploring student and alumni purchase behavior of university-licensed merchandise [Abstract]. International Textile and Apparel Association, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, November 14-17, 2012.
  • Lee, J., & Asperin, A.E. (Accepted for November 2012). Innovative branding: The university tartan [Abstract]. International Textile and Apparel Association, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, November 14-17, 2012.
  • Stastny, S.N., Asperin, A.E., & Ragan, A.M. (Accepted for October, 2012). Changing an academic classroom into a campus restaurant [Abstract]. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 6-9, 2012.
  • Wolfe, K., Asperin, A.E., & Phillips, W.J. (2012). Validating the use of a social networking site as a data collection method in hospitality and tourism research [Abstract]. International CHRIE 66th Annual Conference, Providence, Rhode Island, August 1-4, 2012.
  • Phillips, W.J., Wolfe, K., Asperin, A., (2012). Effects of food neophobia and attitude toward consuming unfamiliar cuisine. 18th Asia Pacific Tourism Association (APTA) International Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, June 26-29, 2012.

Professional Honors

Exceptional Contributions as an Emerging Teacher, College of Human Development and Education, North Dakota State University, AY 2011-2012

Professional Memberships & Associations

  • International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE), Member
  • National Restaurant Association, Member
  • Foodservice Systems Management Education Council (FSMEC), West-Midwest Regional Director
  • Editorial Board, The Foodservice Management and Education Council Journal
  • International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management (IJCHM), Peer Reviewer
  • Journal of Child Nutrition and Management (JCN&M), Peer Reviewer

Professional Experience

Amelia Asperin has worked in hospitality operations in both commercial and non-commercial settings that include the Marriott, Housing and Dining Services at Kansas State University, and a local café in the Philippines. Her professional experiences focus largely on foodservice operations.


WooMi Jo
  • WooMi Jo

  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Office: E. Morrow Lebedeff Hall 361B
  • Phone: 701-231-7358
  • E-mail: Woomi.Jo@ndsu.edu
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Education

  • Ph.D. — Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
  • M.S. — University of Houston, Houston, TX
  • B.S. — Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Teaching Emphasis

  • Introduction to Hospitality
  • Tourism Management
  • Casino Operation Management
  • Convention and Meeting Planning
  • Lodging Operation

Research Emphasis

  • Gaming Behavior
  • Destination Marketing
  • Destination Image
  • Senior Leisure Activities
  • Rural Tourism
  • Globalizations of international cuisines
  • Consumer price sensitivity

Kwangsoo Park
  • Kwangsoo Park

  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Office: E. Morrow Lebedeff Hall 178B
  • Phone: 701-231-7355
  • E-mail: Kwangsoo.Park@ndsu.edu
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Education

  • Ph.D. in Business Administration, Temple University, 2013
  • Master of Science in Hospitality Management, Florida International University, 2007
  • Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Sejong University, 2003

Courses Taught

  • ADHM 241 Hospitality Accounting
  • ADHM 381 Hospitality Marketing and Sales (Face to Face & Online)
  • ADHM 401 Convention and Event Planning
  • ADHM 403 Resort Development and Management

Teaching Experience

  • Assistant Professor, North Dakota State University, 2012 - current
  • Instructor, Black Hills State University, 2010 – 2012
  • Teaching Assistant/Instructor, Temple University, 2009-2010

Research Emphasis

  • Impact of Special Events and Festivals
  • Consumer Behavior attending Special Events
  • The Impact of Smoke-free Policies on Hospitality Industry
  • Gambling Behavior
  • Travel Risk Perception

Selected Publications, Recent Research and Presentations

- Event Management -

  • Park, S. & Park, K. (2014). A thematic analysis of event management research: Visiting the importance of reporting intercoder reliability indices. Korea America Hospitality and Tourism Educators Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, April 25-26, 2014.
  • Park, K. (2013). An analysis of research topics in event management research. 44th Travel and Tourism Research Association Annual Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, June 20-22, 2013.
  • Jeon, H., Park, K., & Ok. C. (2013). Host residents’ perceptions and attitudes toward an event. 44th Travel and Tourism Research Association Annual Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, June 20-22, 2013.
  • Park, K., Reisinger, Y., & Park, C. (2009). Visitors’ motivation for attending theme parks in Orlando, Florida, USA. Event Management, 13(2), 83-101.
  • Park, K., Reisinger, Y., & Kang, H. (2008). Visitors' motivation for attending the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, Miami Beach, Florida. Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 25(2), 161-181.
  • Three manuscripts are currently under review in peer-reviewed journals but not listed here.

- Impact of Smoking Bans on Casino Gaming Revenues -

  • Park, K. & Hill, B. (2014). The impact of smoke-free policies on casino gaming revenues. Korea America Hospitality and Tourism Educators Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, April 25-26, 2014. [Best paper awarded]

- Travel Risks and other consumer behavior-

  • He, L., Park, K., & Roehl, W. S. (2013). Religion and perceived travel risks. Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing, 30(8), 839-857.  
  • Park, K. & Reisinger, Y. (2010). Differences in the perceived influence of natural disasters and travel risk perception on international travel. Tourism Geographies, 12(1), 1-24.
  • Park, K. & Reisinger, Y. (2008). The influence of natural disasters on travel risk perception. Tourism Analysis, 13(5/6), 615-628.
  • Two manuscripts are currently under review in peer-reviewed journals but not listed here.

Professional Honors

  • Best Paper Award (1st Place), Korea America Hospitality and Tourism Educators Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV. 2014
  • The Harry A. Cochran Research Center Award for Excellence in Research by a Doctoral Student, Fox School of Business & Management, Temple University. 2010
  • Excellence in Teaching by a Doctoral Student in the Business Administration Program, Fox School of Business & Management, Temple University. 2010
  • The Harry A. Cochran Research Center Award for Excellence in Research by a Doctoral Student, Fox School of Business & Management, Temple University. 2009

Professional Memberships & Associations

  • Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA), Member
  • Korea America Hospitality and Tourism Educators Association (KAHTEA), Member

Professional Experience

Kwangsoo Park has extensive first-hand professional experience in the convention, event, and lodging field. He successfully completed a Master's Internship and Curricular Practical Training in the banquet department at Sheraton Bal Harbour Beach Resort in Miami, Florida. He has worked as a sales manager in an extended stay hotel. He also has worked in an event company and supervised merchandise test events for Gillette.


  • Jeongdoo Park

  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Office: E. Morrow Lebedeff Hall 360C
  • Phone: 701-231-8224
  • E-mail: Jeongdoo.Park@ndsu.edu
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Education

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