Kakyom Kim

Professor

JWU Faculty Since 2007

Professor Kakyom Kim

Contact Info

Email
kakyom.kim@jwu.edu
Phone
980-598-1528
Campus
Charlotte

About Kakyom

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.

Dr. Kim’s research interests are hospitality and tourism marketing, destination development, and consumer behaviors in festivals and events. His job background includes restaurants, cafeterias, dining facilities, catering, and the Winter Olympic Games.

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.

Education

  • Ph.D., Parks, Recreation, Tourism & Sport Management, Michigan State University
  • M.S., Hotel & Restaurant Management, Eastern Michigan University
  • B.A., English Language Literature, Kongju National University, Korea

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

Scholarly Interests

Hospitality and tourism marketing

Destination sevelopment

Consumer behaviors in festivals and events

Courses

  • HOSP4060 Hospitality Strategy Design Executive Seminar
  • HOSP3085 International Hotel Operations, Development and Management
  • HOSP3065 Hospitality Security and Risk Management
  • HOSP4040 Hotel Asset Management
  • SEE4060 Sports/Entertainment/Event Management Seminar