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Kawon Kathy Kim

Ph.D. Student in Hospitality & Tourism Management



Office: Flint Lab 012


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M.S., Hotel and Restaurant Management, University of Houston, 2011

B.S., Food and Nutrition, Consumer Science, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea, 2009

summa cum laude

Research/Teaching Interests:

Food Service Marketing

Individual Entrepreneurship

Consumer Behavior

Strategic Management

Cultural Study




Kim, K.K., O'Bryan, C.A., Crandall, P.G., Ricke, S.C. & Neal, J.A., 2012. Identifying Baseline Food Safety Training Practices for Retail Delis Using the Delphi Expert Consensus Method, Food Control. In press.

Seo, S.H., Phillips, W.M., Jang, J,H., & Kim, K.K., 2011. The effects of acculturation and uncertainty avoidance on foreign resident choice for Korean foods, International Journal of Hospitality Management, 31, 916-927. In press.


Kim, K.K.. & Neal, J.A. (2012, July). Food Safety Priorities for Retail Deli Managers. International Association for Food Protection, Providence, RI, USA.

Kim, K.K., & Neal, J.A. (2011, January). Identifying Best Food Safety Training Practices for Retail Delis by Using the Delphi Method. 17th Graduate Student Conference in Hospitality and Tourism, Auburn, AL, USA.

Honors and Awards:

Scholastic excellence award on Graduation, University of Houston (2011)
Par Excellence Scholarship, University of Houston (2011)
Marriot Foundation Scholarship, University of Houston (2009)
Ranked 1st in graduating class from School of Human Environmental Sciences, Ewha Womans University (2009)
Harriett P. Morris Memorial Fellowship, Ewha Womans University (3/2008)
Korea Food Company "Ottogi" Fellowship, Ewha Womans University (3/2007)

Previous Employment:

Graduate Research Assistant, Conrad N. Hilton College, Houston, TX (2011)
Be My Guest, Restaurant Consulting Company, Seoul, Korea (2012-2013)