Successful recruitment in hospitality
The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is proud to announce and welcome four new members of teaching and research staff to the Department of Hospitality. Collectively, they bring significant industry experience and expertise in research areas key to the School’s strategic priorities. They will strengthen the team to focus on and deliver quality student experience and achieve the School’s ambitious research goals and development plans.
Currently completing her doctorate at the Pennsylvania State University, Bora Kim examines managerially relevant questions in the tourism and hospitality industry from the perspective of strategic and financial management. Particularly, she examines how characteristics of executives and corporate governance influence managerial actions and firm performance. Her research interests include corporate social responsibility, sustainability, upper echelons of corporations and executive compensation. Her work has been published in Tourism Management, the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, and the Journal of Sustainable Tourism.
Bora will join the University as a Lecturer in Hospitality Management in June 2020.
Yoo Ri Kim
Yoo Ri Kim has recently completed her PhD in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at the University of Surrey. Her doctoral research is on spatial clustering and productivity in the hospitality and tourism industry, applying spatial econometric modelling. Before joining the University, she received her bachelors degree in geography with economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has been teaching financial accounting and applied financial management in services, and her research interests include strategic operations, economic impact and performance, and the application of big data in hospitality and tourism studies.
Yoo Ri joined the University as a Lecturer in Hospitality Management in November 2019.
Emma Reardon is a PhD candidate in the School of Hospitality Management and Tourism at Technological University Dublin. Before her current role in the University of Surrey, Emma was working as Learning and Development Manager in the five-star Merrion hotel and as Assistant Lecturer in Hospitality Management at Technological University Dublin. Emma’s research specialises in the economics of quality by empirically exploring the complex interrelationship between quality management and performance measurement in the hotel industry. Emma’s professional experiences in addition to The Merrion Hotel, include Dromoland Castle Hotel & Country Estate, Hayfield Manor and Aghadoe Heights Hotel and Spa.
Emma joined the University as a Teaching Fellow in Hospitality Management in December 2019.
Hakseung Shin is a PhD candidate in the Howard Feiertag Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management at the Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business. His research interests include hospitality service management strategy with an emphasis on service innovation, customer engagement, value co-creation, and service ecosystems. He earned both bachelors and masters degrees from Hanyang University on Tourism Science in South Korea. He has worked at several national research institutes including the Korea Culture and Tourism Research Institute and the Korea Local Promotion Foundation. His research has appeared in Tourism Management, the Journal of Travel Research and the International Journal of Hospitality Management.
Hakseung will join the University as a Lecturer in Hospitality Management in June 2020.
Prof Iis Tussyadiah, Head of the Department of Hospitality, said:
“I am really pleased with our success in bringing such powerful talent to join our team. I believe we are now in a stronger position as a global centre of excellence in education and research in hospitality management. I look forward to working with all of them.”
Prof Nigel Morgan, Head of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, said:
"I believe that the recruitment process reflects the University’s ambition to be the place to nurture excellent early career academics. I am delighted with the outcome."