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 Graduate Awards and Announcements

We are proud to announce our HTM Graduate Programs were ranked #1 in the Nation for Master's and #1 for PhD's - Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education (Volume 25, Issue 4, 2013) reports the results from A Longitudinal Study of Hospitality and Tourism Management Graduate Programs.

Conference Awards

  • Best Paper Awards | 26th Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Students Research Conference | Houston, TX (virtual) - January 2021

DO WORDS MATTER? CONSUMERS’ PERCEPTIONS OF WORDS USED TO DESCRIBE RESTAURANT MENU ITEMS

by Ms. Yunmei 'Mabel' Bai (PhD Sudent), Dr. Sean Jung (PhD Alum), and Dr. Carl Behnke

 

CAN RESTAURANTS’ PREVENTIVE MEASURES IMPROVE CUSTOMERS’ DINE‐IN INTENTIONS DURING THE COVID‐19 PANDEMIC? 

by Ms. Heewon Kim (PhD Sudent) and Dr. SooCheong 'Shawn' Jang

 

  • Best Paper Award | 39th Annual Conference of International Travel and Tourism Educators (ISTTE)| Virtual - October 2020

URBAN EXPLORATION IN DIGITAL NEWS MEDIA

by Ms. Jianan Lee  (PhD Sudent), and Dr. Liping Cai

 

  • Best Paper Award | 2019 Central CHRIE Conference | Indianapolis, IN - March 2019

TRADER HARASSMENT INTENSITY, VISITOR BELIEF AND LOYALTY INTENTIONS: EVIDENCE FROM INDIA

by Ms. Shweta Singh (PhD Sudent) and Dr. Anmmarie Nicely

 

  • Best Paper Award | 2018 Annual Conference of the International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators (ISTTE) | Niagara Falls, NY - October 2018

TOURISM DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN THE U.S. URBAN PLANNING POLICIES

by Ms. Jianan Zhang (PhD Student) and Dr. Liping Cai.

 

  • Also, Ms. Dori Davari (PhD Student)  was awarded an ISTTE Graduate Student Scholarship. 

 

  • Best Paper Award | 17th Annual Asia Pacific Forum (APF) | Honolulu, HI - May 2018

ARE RECESSION STRATEGIES REALLY FUNCTIONING?: PROBING SELECTION BIASES IN RESTAURANT FIRMS

by Mr. Sangwon Jung (PhD Student) and Dr. Shawn Jang.

 

  • Best Paper Award | 36th Annual Conference Of International Society of Travel & Tourism Educators | Charleston, SC - October 2017

IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE THROUGH RURAL TOURISM: AN ANALYSIS OF GOVERNMENT ROLE IN CHINA

by Ms. Xueting Dou (PhD Student), Dr. Chunyan Liu (HTM Visiting Scholar), and Dr. Liping Cai

 

  • Best Poster Award | 36th Annual Conference Of International Society of Travel & Tourism Educators | Charleston, SC - October 2017

by Dr. Myunghwa Kang (MS Alumna)

 

  • Best Paper Award | 21st Annual Graduate Education & Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism | Philadelphia, PA - January 2016

RECONCILING UNSATISFYING TOURISM EXPERIENCE: MESSAGE TYPE EFFECTIVENESS AND THE ROLE OF COUNTERFACTUAL THINKING.

by Ms. Saerom Wang (PhD Student), Dr. Ksenia Kirillova (PhD Alumna), and Dr. Xinran Lehto

 

  • Best Paper Award | Asia-Pacific CHRIE Annual Conference | Bangkok, Thailand – May 2016 

DOES THE MINIMUM WAGE RAISE INCREASE RESTAURANT PRODUCTIVITY – AN ECONOMETRIC EXAMINATION

By Mr. Hong Soon Kim (PhD Student) and Dr. Shawn Jang.

 

  • Best Paper Award | 35th Annual International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators (ISTTE) | Hangzhou, China – October 2016

THE SEPARATION OF WE AND OTHERS BY FOOD: THE CULINARY FOOTPRINT OF CHINESE AND WESTERN TOURIST

By Ms. Yunzi Zhang (PhD Student), Dr. Hugo Tang, and Dr. Liping Cai.

  

Purdue Awards

Outstanding HTM Graduate Students

2019-2020

  • Outstanding Doctoral Student  |  Xiaolin (Crystal) Shi
  • Outstanding Master's Student | Jun Chen
  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant  |  Jieyu (Jade) Shi

2018-2019

  • Outstanding Doctoral Student  |  Hong Soon Kim
  • Outstanding Master's Student | Li-Han Huang
  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant  |  Hong Soon Kim 

2017-2018

  • Outstanding Doctoral Student  |  G. Joel Anaya
  • Outstanding Master's Student | Tingting Duan
  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant  |  Mark Mark Keene

Graduate School's Excellence in Teaching Award

2018

  • Stephen R. Leitch (PhD Student)

Midwestern Association of Graduate School (MAGS) Awards

2020

  • HHS Nominee | Jieyu (Jade) Shi (PhD Student) 

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