I am currently a tenured associate professor in the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Temple University. Also, I serve as the executive director of the U.S.-Asia Center for Tourism and Hospitality Research. I got Ph.D. in Geography, Master of Statistics, and M.A in Economics from University of Florida.
My major research interests lie in tourism demand analysis, regional tourism growth, as well as hotel financial and real estate analysis. With a solid multi-disciplinary education background, I am able to thoroughly investigate research questions in the tourism and hospitality industry and offer unique insights and perspectives. After ten years of research experience, my academic papers have been published in top-tier tourism and hospitality journals. With a productive publication record, I was appointed as the Associate Editor of Annals of Tourism Research and the Corresponding Editor of the International Journal of Hospitality Management. At the same time, I have accumulated abundant industrial experience from various consulting projects.
Here is my latest CV [PDF]