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

Teaching 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.


Jooyeon Ha
  • Jooyeon Ha

  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Office: E. Morrow Lebedeff Hall 178B
  • Phone: 701-231-8224
  • E-mail: jooyeon.ha@ndsu.edu
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Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Purdue University
  • Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Purdue University
  • Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition, Ewha Woman's University

Courses Taught

  • ADHM 402 Professional Catering Management
  • ADHM 411 Food and World Cultures
  • ADHM 435 Cost Controls in Hospitality and Foodservice systems

Research Emphasis

  • Services Marketing in the Hospitality Industry
  • Foodservice Management
  • Consumer Psychology
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Food and Culture

Publications

  • Ha, J., & Jang, S. (In press). Variety Seeking in Restaurant Choice and its Drivers. International Journal of Hospitality Management.
  • Ha, J., & Jang, S. (2012). Consumer value in restaurants: Does it vary across different segments? Journal of Foodservice Business Research.15(2), 123-142.
  • Ha, J., & Jang, S. (2012). The effects of dining atmospherics on behavioral intentions through quality perception. Journal of Services Marketing. 26(3), 204-215.
  • Jang, S., Ha, J., & Park, K. (2012) Effects of ethnic authenticity: Examining Korean restaurant customers in the U.S. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 31(3), 990-1003.
  • Ha, J., & Jang, S. (2010). Effects of service quality and food quality: The moderating role of atmospherics in an ethnic restaurant segment. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 29(3), 520-529.
  • Ha, J., & Jang, S. (2010). Perceived values, satisfaction, and behavioral intentions: The role of familiarity in Korean restaurants. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 29(1), 2-13.
  • Ha, J., & Jang, S. (2009). Perceived justice in service recovery and behavioral intentions: The role of relationship quality. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 28(3), 319-327.

Conference Proceedings

  • Ha, J., & Jang, S. (2012). Why do diners seek variety in their restaurant choices? Personality, Involvement, and experiential factors as variety drivers. Proceedings of the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE), Providence, RI, August 1-4.
  • Ha, J. (2012). Consumer value in restaurants: Means-end chain approach. Proceedings of the TOSOK International Tourism Conference, Ulsan, Korea. July 4-6.
  • Jang, S., & Ha, J. (2012).The role of cultural experience in emotional responses to authenticity of an ethnic restaurant setting. Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Tourism Association (APTA) Conference, Taipei, Taiwan. June 26-29.
  • Ha, J., & Jang, S. (2011). Diners' optimal stimulation level and behavioral intention. Proceedings of the 16th Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism, Houston, TX, USA January 6-8.
  • Ha, J., & Jang, S. (2010). Understanding consumer value in restaurants. Proceedings of the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (I-CHRIE), San Juan, Puerto Rico, July 28-31.
  • Ha, J., & Jang, S. (2010). The effect of atmospherics on behavioral intentions through quality perception. Proceedings of the 15th Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism, Washington D.C., USA January 7-9.
  • Ha, J., & Jang, S. (2009). Effects of service quality and food quality in ethnic restaurants: The moderating role of atmospherics. Proceedings of the 22nd Foodservice Management Society of Korea, Seoul, Korea June 20.
  • Ha, J., & Jang, S. (2009). Perceived values and their impacts: The role of familiarity in Korean restaurants. Proceedings of the 14th Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism, Las Vegas, NV, USA January 4-6.
  • Ha, J., & Jang, S. (2008). Perceived justice in service recovery and behavioral intentions: The role of relationship quality. Proceedings of the 13th Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism, Orlando, FL, USA January 4-6.

Kwangsoo Park
  • Kwangsoo Park

  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Office: E. Morrow Lebedeff Hall 360 C
  • 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 403 Resort & Spa Operations
  • ADHM 381 Hospitality Marketing & sales

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

  • Park, K. & Lee, S. (2011). Does an optimal firm size exist for publicly traded U.S. hotels? Tourism Economics, 17(2), 359-372. [SSCI indexed Journal]
  • Park, K., Reisinger, Y., & Noh, E. (2010). Luxury shopping tourism. International Journal of Tourism Research, 12(2), 167-178. [SSCI indexed Journal]
  • 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. [SSCI indexed Journal]
  • 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. [SSCI indexed Journal]

Professional Honors

  • 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

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.


WooMi Jo Phillips
  • WooMi Jo Phillips

  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Office: 361B E. Morrow Lebedeff Hall
  • Phone: 701-231-7358
  • E-mail: Woomi.Phillips@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