Graduate Research Recognition 

Graduate programs at the White Lodging-J.W. Marriott, Jr. School of Hospitality and Tourism Management  have a long tradition of excellence. Part of this excellence is the research conducted by our graduate students where they use their various backgrounds and diversity of approaches to solving the most important problems facing our industry.


Thesis and Dissertation 

Below are the most recent thesis and dissertations that came from our master and doctoral students. Some documents may be embargoed.




Published Articles


  • Davari, D., & Jang, S. (2021). Visit intention of non-visitors: A step toward advancing a people-centered image. Journal of Destination Marketing & Management22, 100662.


  • Kim, H., & Jang, S. S. (2021). Is differential treatment in response to service failures effective? The roles of comparison, loyalty, and scarcity messages. International Journal of Hospitality Management95, 102952.


  • Longmire, S.J., Chan, E.Y., & Lawry, C. A. (2021). Find me strength in things: Fear can explain materialism. Psychology & Mark​​​​eting, 1-12. 


  • Mohamed, M. E., Lehto, X., Hewedi, M., & Behnke, C. A. (2021). Naïve destination food images: Exploring the food images of non-visitors. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management47, 93-103.


  • Mohamed, M. E., Kim, D. C., Lehto, X., & Behnke, C. A. (2021). Destination restaurants, place attachment, and future destination patronization. Journal of Vacation Marketing, 13567667211014947.


  • Park, S. & Kang, J. (2021). More is not always better: Determinants of choice overload and satisfaction with customization in fast casual restaurants. Journal of Hospitality Marketing and Management.


  • Park, S., Kwun, D., Park, J.Y., & Bufquin, D. (2021). Service quality dimensions in hotel service delivery options: Comparison between human interaction service and self-service technology. International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Administration.


  • Park, S., Lehto, X., Lehto, M. (2021). Self-service technology design for restaurants: An QFD application. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 92, 1-11.


  • Park, S. & Lehto, X. (Just accepted). Understanding the opaque priority of safety measures and hotel customer choices after the COVID-19 pandemic: An application of discrete choice analysis. Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing.    


InnovatED Articles

Issue 2: Page 15- 16 | Xueting (Katherine) Dou

Using Mobile Contextual Marketing To Compensate for Public Funding Shortfalls At Museums


Graduate Research Recognition Week 

An event hosted every Fall, we welcome members of the Purdue community to participate in our annual showcasing of graduate research projects. Please check our GRR Week website for updates and details. 


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