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My teaching philosophy is ‘maximizing student satisfaction’ by providing supportive class materials, creating practical discussions, and delivering industry-associated experiences.“

Bio

Since 2007, Kakyom Kim has worked as a full-time faculty member at JWU Charlotte’s College of Hospitality Management.

Kim received his master’s degree from the Department of Hotel and Restaurant Management at Eastern Michigan University in 2001 and his doctoral degree in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Resources from Michigan State University in 2006.  

His teaching philosophy is “maximizing student satisfaction” by providing supportive class materials, creating practical discussions, and delivering industry-associated experiences in order to achieve course objectives and outcomes. Kim constantly makes an effort to improve his teaching skills to maximize his students’ learning and available opportunities.

Areas of Expertise

  • Research Methods
  • Organizational Theory/Behavior
  • Institutional Research

Certifications

  • American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE)
  • National Restaurant Association Servsafe Alcohol Instructor
  • National Restaurant Association Servsafe Alcohol Certificate

Professional Memberships

  • International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators (ISTTE)
  • Southeast Travel, Tourism, and Research Association (SETTRA)
  • Natinal Restaurant Association
  • International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (ICHRIE)

Courses Taught (Examples)

  • HOSP 4060: Hospitality Strategy Design Executive Seminar
  • SEE 2070: The Gaming Industry
  • HOSP 3065: Hospitality Security and Risk Management