Sophitmanee Sukalakamala


JWU Faculty Since 2013


Contact Info


Sophitmanee Sukalakamala is a professor in the College of Hospitality Management at Johnson & Wales University where she has been a faculty member since 2013. Prior to that she worked as an assistant professor in the College of Business at Southern Utah University. She completed her Ph.D. in Hospitality Administration from Texas Tech University, a Master of Science in Food and Nutrition from Texas Tech University and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Kasetsart University, Thailand.

Sukalakamala's research and publication focus on food consumption behaviors. She specializes in coffee, tea and non-alcoholic beverages. She teaches various courses including coffee, tea and non-alcoholic beverage specialist, sensory analysis and food and beverage technology & application systems. In her time away from teaching, Sukalakamala enjoys traveling to experience new cultures, beautiful landscapes and incredible food and beverages.


  • Ph.D., Hospitality Administration, Texas Tech University
  • M.S., Food and Nutrition, Texas Tech University
  • B.S., Agriculture, Kaetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand

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Teaching Interests

Non-Alcoholic Beverages
Sensory Evaluation


  • CUL3093 Coffee, Tea and Non-Alcoholic Beverage Specialist
  • FSC4010 Sensory Analysis
  • FSM2007 Food and Beverage Technology & Application Systems

Professional Affiliations

The International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (ICHRIE)
Club Management Association of America (CMAA)

Q&A with Sophitmanee

At JWU, education is not confined to the four walls of the classroom. You’re not going to spend four years with your nose buried in a book, learning theories you may never get a chance to apply — you’re going to get out there and apply them, be it through internships, group projects, leadership opportunities, competitions and more.

What Advice Do You Have For Incoming Freshmen?

Make connections with students and faculty.

What College Do You Teach In?

College of Hospitality Management