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.

Career Anouncements

Graduating Class of 2022

  • Ivan Henares, Ph.D. in Hospitality and Tourism Management - Assistant Professor, University of the Philippines.
  • Sierra Longmire, Master's in Consumer Science  - Consumer Market Knowledge Analytics and Insight Manager at Procter & Gamble.

Conference Awards

Best Papers

2021

International Society of Travel & Tourism Educators (ISTTE) Annual Conference | virtual

  • TOURISM PLACE MAKING OF ANCIENT TOWN - EVIDENCE FROM TAIERZHUANG, CHINA by Min Lyu, Tongqian Zou, and Ms. Jianan Lee (PhD Student)

Asia-Pacific CHRIE (International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education) Conference | Singapore (virtual)

  • REVIEWER SENTIMENT AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION: DOES TEMPORAL DIFFERENCE PLAY A ROLE? By Yongwook Ju (PhD Student) and Dr.SooCheong (Shawn) Jang. 

Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Students Research Conference | Houston, TX (virtual)

  • DO WORDS MATTER? CONSUMERS’ PERCEPTIONS OF WORDS USED TO DESCRIBE RESTAURANT MENU ITEMS by Ms. Yunmei 'Mabel' Bai (PhD Student), 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 Student) and Dr. SooCheong 'Shawn' Jang

2020

International Tourism Studies Association Conference  | Jakarta, Indonesia  (hybrid) 

  • A CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE OF WINE TOURISM EXPERIENCE AND WELL-BEING: A BIG DATA APPROACH. by Mr. Yiran (Kevin) Liu  (PhD Student), and Dr. Xinran Lehto
  • CAN COLORED SIDEWALKS NUDGE PEOPLE TO WALK? by Ms. Jun Chen  (PhD Student), Dr. Xinran Lehto, Dr. Mark Lehto, and Dr. Jonathon Day.
Annual Conference of International Travel and Tourism Educators (ISTTE)| virtual 
  • URBAN EXPLORATION IN DIGITAL NEWS MEDIA by Ms. Jianan Lee  (PhD Student), and Dr. Liping Cai

Best Posters

2022

HHS Spring Research Event | Purdue's HHS Life-Inspired Week

  • GAMES MAKE A DIFFERENCE: FOSTERING DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, AND EQUITY THROUGH ESPORTS EVENTS by Ms. Jijun (Jackie) Chen (PhD Student), and Dr. Shinyong Jung.

2021

International Society of Travel & Tourism Educators (ISTTE) Annual Conference | virtual

  • THE INFLUENCE OF VIRTUAL REALITY (VR) TECHNOLOGY ON WINE APPRECIATION EDUCATION by Ms. Xinyue Li (MS Student), Dr. Carl Behnke, and Dr. Michaela Nuebling. 

Purdue Awards

Outstanding HTM Graduate Students

2021-2022

  • Outstanding Doctoral Student  |  Mohamed Mohamed
  • Outstanding Master's Student | Xinyue Li
  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant  |  Assemgul Bissenbina

2020-2021

  • Outstanding Doctoral Student  |  Jaehee Gim
  • Outstanding Master's Student | Seungah Chung
  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant  |  Jaehee Gim

2019-2020

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

Outstanding HHS Graduate Students

2021-2022

  • Outstanding Master's Student | Xinyue Li

Midwestern Association of Graduate School (MAGS) Awards

2020

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

 

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