Faculty


Elizabeth Albin
  • Elizabeth Albin

  • Title: Lecturer
  • Office: E. Morrow Lebedeff Hall 361C
  • Phone: 701-231-7358
  • E-mail: Elizabeth.albin@ndsu.edu
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Education

  • Master of Business Administration: Management Information Systems, August 2002 - May 2004 College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
  • Bachelor of Science: Hotel/ Restaurant/ Tourism Management, August 1996 - May 2000, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

Courses Taught

  • ADHM 435 Cost Controls in Food Service
  • ADHM 384 Beverage Management
  • ADHM 404/404L Restaurant Operations Management
  • ADHM 411 Food and World Cultures

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer in Hospitality and Tourism Management, North Dakota State University, 2015 - present
  • College Assistant Professor, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 2007 - 2014

Professional Memberships & Associations

  • International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education(CHRIE)
  • New Mexico Restaurant Association
  • National Society of Minorities in Hospitality - Chapter Advisor

 


Amelia Asperin
  • Amelia Estepa Asperin

  • Title: Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Office: E. Morrow Lebedeff Hall 361B
  • 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 404/404L Restaurant Operations Management
  • ADHM 411 Food and World Cultures
  • ADHM 479 Hospitality Industry Management Strategies
  • ADHM 489 Study Tours

Teaching Experience

  • Associate Professor in Hospitality and Tourism Management, North Dakota State University, 2015 - Present
  • Assistant Professor in Hospitality and Tourism Management, North Dakota State University, 2009 - 2015
  • 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

  • Wolfe, K., Phillips (Jo), W.J., and Asperin, A. (2014). Using Hotel Supervisors’ Emotional Intelligence as a Benchmark for Hospitality Students. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education, 26:1, 2-9.
  • Wolfe, K., Phillips (Jo), W.J., and Asperin, A. (2014). Examining Social Networking Sites as a Data Collection Channel in Hospitality and Tourism Research. Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality & Tourism, 15, 134-148.
  • Phillips (Jo), W.J., Asperin, A., and Wolfe, K. (2013). 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. 32, 49-58.
  • 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.

Selected Presentations

  • Wolfe, K., Olds, D., Asperin, A., Jo, W., Desanto, J., and, Liu, W.C. (2015). How neophilics see food differently: Evidence from fMRIs. 2015 Annual ICHRIE Summer Conference & Marketplace, July 29-31, 2015, Orlando, FL.
  • Wolfe, K., Liu, W., Phillips (Jo), W.J., Asperin, A., and Olds, D. (2014). Using fMRI to Investigate the Differences in Brain Activity while Viewing Images of Familiar and Unfamiliar Foods. 2014 Annual ICHRIE Summer Conference & Marketplace, July 30- August 1, 2014, San Diego, California.
  • Wolfe, K., Phillips (Jo), W.J. and Asperin A. (2013). Assessing Hospitality Students’ Emotional Intelligence. 2013 Annual ICHRIE Summer Conference & Marketplace, July 24-27, 2013, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Asperin, A.E., Phillips (Jo), W.J., and Wolfe, K. (2013). Using food tasting experiences to enhance experiential learning about ethnic cuisines among college students. Foodservice Systems Management Education Council (FSMEC), March 21-23, 2013, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Phillips (Jo), W.J., Wolfe, K., and Asperin, A., (2012). Effects of food neophobia and attitude toward consuming unfamiliar cuisine. 2012 Asia Pacific Tourism Association (APTA) Conference, June 26-29, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Stastny, S.N., Asperin, A.E., & Ragan, A.M. (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.


Jeongdoo Park
  • 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

  • Ph.D. in Business Administration, 2014, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
  • M.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management, 2009, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, Virginia
  • B.B.A. in Hotel Administration, 2001, Kyonggi University, South Korea

COURSE TAUGHT

  • ADHM 381 Hospitality Sales and Marketing
  • ADHM 403 Resort Development and Management
  • ADHM 406 Professional Club Management
  • ADHM 435 Cost Controls in Food Service

Research Emphasis

  • Environmental management, Interpersonal mistreatment in the workplace, employee well-being.

RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP (Selected)

  • Kim, H.J., Park, J, & Wen, J. (2015). General managers’ commitment and environmental involvement of lodging companies: The mediating role of environmental management capabilities. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 27(7), 1499-1519
  • Rahman, I., Park, J., & Chi, G.Q. (2015). Consequences of “Greenwashing”: Consumer reaction to hotels’ green initiatives. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 27(6), 1054-1081
  • Moon, H., Park, J., & Kim, S. (2015). The importance of an innovative product design on customer behavior: development and validation of a scale. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 32(2), 224-232
  • Stumpf, T., Park, J., & Kim, H.J. (2014). Appreciative and consumptive lodging attributes: Conceptualization and measurement. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 40, 71-80.
  • Park, J., & Kim, H.J. (2014). Environmental proactivity of hotel operations: antecedents and the moderating effect of ownership type. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 37, 1-10.
  • Park, J., Kim, H.J., & McCleary, K.W. (2014). The impact of top management’s environmental attitudes on hotel companies’ environmental management. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, 38(1), 95-115.
  • Kim, H.J., Park, J., Kim, M, & Ryu, K. (2013). Does perceived restaurant food healthiness matter? Its influence on value, satisfaction and revisit intentions in restaurant operations in South Korea. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 33, 397-405.
  • Park, J., & Gursoy, D. (2012). Generational effects on work engagement among U.S hotel employees. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 31(4), 1195-1202.

AWARDS AND HONORS (SELECTED)

  • Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award (2014), Carson College of Business, Washington State University
  • The W. Terry Umbreit Distinguished Chair Research Grant (2011), School of Hospitality Business Management, Carson College of Business, Washington State University
  • Best paper award (2010), 15th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality & Tourism, Washington D.C.

 

 

 


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
  • ADHM 411 Food and World Cultures

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
  • Quality of Life

Selected Publications, Recent Research and Presentations

- Event Management -

  • Park, K. & Park, S. (In press). Topic Trend of Event Management Research. 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.

- 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]

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), Board member (Treasurer)

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.