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Hospitality Management Graduate Research Interests

Name: Uma Chaudhary
Program: MS, Hospitality Management
Advisor: Jay Kandampully
Country of origin: India
Previous degrees: BS
Areas of interest: service marketing; service design; consumer behavior
Email: Uma.Chaudhary@osumc.edu
List of publications and presentations:

  • Chaudhary, U. (2019). How caloric and nutritional labels influence and affect customer choice, the 2019 EHE Student Forum, Columbus, OH.

Name: Wei Ju (Vicky) Chen
Program: PhD, Hospitality Management
Advisor: Jay Kandampully
Country of origin: Taiwan
Previous degrees: BS, National Taipei University; MS, National Taiwan University
Areas of interest: Technology and its impact on consumer behavior
Email: chen.7545@osu.edu
List of publications and presentations:

  • Yu, C. P., Chao, Y. C. & Chen, W. J. (2015). Physiological and psychological effects of forest environment. Quarterly Journal of Chinese Forestry, 48 (4), 363-375.
  • Yu, C. P., Chuang, Y. H. & Chen, W. J. (2015). The relationship among experiential serious leisure, flow experience and leisure satisfaction- A case study on bicycle activity. Journal of Sport, Leisure and Hospitality Research, 10 (3), 53-73.

Name: Michelle Colombini
Program: MS, Hospitality Management
Advisor: Milos Bujisic
Country of origin: United States
Previous degrees: MBA, Keller Graduate School of Management
Areas of interest: Hospitality industry; autism; learning about other cultures
Email: Colombini.7@osu.edu

Name: Rosa Gaerlan
Program: MS/PhD, Hospitality Management
Advisor: Stephanie Q. Liu
Country of origin: Philippines
Previous degrees: BA; MBA
Areas of interest: healthcare; experience economy
Email: gaerlan.1@osu.edu
List of publications and presentations:

  • Gaerlan, R. (2018). Emotional intelligence in leadership, Collegiate Leadership Conference, Columbus, OH
  • Gaerlan, R. (2018). Is this a hospital or a hotel? 2019 EHE Research Forum, Columbus, OH

Name: Jingyang Hu
Program: MS, Hospitality Management
Advisor: Jay Kandampully
Country of origin: China
Previous degrees: BA, Shanghai International Studies University
Areas of interest: service management; service encounter management; social media; technology innovation
Email: hu.1645@osu.edu
List of publications and presentations:

  • Hu, J., Li, K., & Kandampully, J. (2019). How consumers select products through reviews on social networking site, the 2019 EHE Research Forum, Columbus, OH.

Name: Huiling Huang
Program: PhD, Hospitality Management
Advisor: Stephanie Q. Liu
Country of origin: China
Previous degrees: B.Eng., M.Eng., Sun Yat-sen University; MS, The Ohio State University
Areas of interest: consumer behavior; social media; service management; advertising
Email: huang.2659@osu.edu
Conference presentations:

  • Huang, H., & Liu, S.Q. (2019). “In high demand” versus “limited supply”: how scarcity appeals and power influence consumer’s purchase intention, the 2019 EHE Student Research Forum, Columbus, OH.
  • Huang, H., & Liu, S.Q. (2019). Scarce reservations make me scared: the effects of scarcity appeal and moderator role of power, 24th Annual Graduate Education & Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism, Houston, TX.
  • Yu, X., Huang, H., & Liu, S.Q. (2019). Does handwriting help? An exploration of regulatory focus theory and perceived risk in menu design, 24th Annual Graduate Education & Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism, Houston, TX.
  • Huang, H., & Liu, S.Q. (2018). Do you post the right photos? Effective strategies for marketing tourism experience on Airbnb, 2018 EHE Student Research Forum, Columbus, OH.
  • Huang, H., & Liu, S.Q. (2018) Do you post the right photos? Effective strategies for marketing tourism experience on Airbnb, 2018 Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum, Columbus, USA.

Name: Keyin Li
Program: PhD, Hospitality Management
Advisor: Jay Kandampully
Country of origin: China
Previous degrees: BA, Guangxi University Xingjian College of Science and Liberal Arts; M.Translation & Interpreting, University of International Business and Economics
Areas of interest: platforms; service innovation; service management; marketing
Email: li.9390@osu.edu

Name: Yizhi (Ian) Li
Program: PhD, Hospitality Management
Advisor: Jay Kandampully, Milos Bujisic
Country of origin: China
Previous degrees: BS, Donghua University; MS, Michigan State University
Areas of interest: service marketing and management; gender/queer studies; consumer behavior
Email: li.6066@osu.edu
List of publications:

  • Li, Y., Lu, C., Bogicevic, V., & Bujisic, M. (2019). The effect of nostalgia on hotel brand attachment. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 31(2), 691-717.
  • Bogicevic, V., Bujisic, M., Choi, H., Smith, S., & Li, I. (2017). Impact of Computer-Generated Images on LODGSCAPE Perceptions and Visit Intentions. Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management, 26, 4, 416-442.

Name: Wlla Obeidat
Program: PhD, Hospitality Management
Advisor: Milos Bujisic
Country of origin: Jordan
Previous degrees: MS
Areas of interest: tourism; empowerment; sustainable development
Email: obeidat.4@osu.edu

Name: Ruoxi Qi
Program: PhD, Hospitality Management
Advisor: Jay Kandampully
Country of origin: China​
Previous degrees: M.S., California State Polytechnic University
Areas of interest: consumer behavior; technology innovations; social media
Email: qi.424@osu.edu
List of publications and presentations:

  • Wei, W., Qi, R., & Zhang, L. (2019). Effects of virtual reality on theme park visitors' experience and behaviors: A presence perspective. Tourism Management, 71, 282-293.

Name: Bin (Peter) Wang
Program: PhD, Hospitality Management
Advisor: Jay Kandampully
Country of origin: China
Previous degrees: B.E., Chongqing University; M.S., Northwest University; Ph.D., Dalian University of Technology
Areas of interest: service management and marketing; consumer behavior; tourism planning
Email: wang.8846@osu.edu
List of publications and presentations:

  • Wang B., & Zhang J. (2015). An Empirical Study of Temporary Employees’ Satisfaction with Hotels. Journal of Shaoxing University of Arts and Sciences, (3), 15-22.
  • Wang B. (2015). The diversification of resort products in Hainan Island: an international comparative analysis. Tourism Review, (5),25-29.
  • Wang B. (2015). Local residents of perceived impact of tourism development in a rural area at the preliminary stage. Tourism Development Research, (6),33-39.
  • Wang B., & Wu C. (2011). The influence of destination image on tourists’ destination loyalty. Management Review, (4), 72-83.
  • Wang B., & Wu C. (2011). The relationship between image, perceived value, satisfaction and destination loyalty. Tourism Science, (1), 21-33.
  • Wang B., Wu C., & Li Z. (2009). A comparison of first-timer and repeaters tourist behavior. Region Development and Research, (3), 35-40.
  • Wang B., & Li S. (2008). An exploratory research into Chinese educational tourism market. International Journal of Business and Management, (2), 45-52.
  • Wang B., & Wang Z. (2008). The discrepancy between residents’ recreational motivation and behavior. Journal of Beijing International Studies University, (2), 35-41.
  • Wang B., & Zhao R. (2001). The Domestic Tourists’ Behavior in Xi’an City. Human Geography, (4), 24-30.

Name: Xi Yu
Program: PhD, Hospitality Management
Advisor: Stephanie Q. Liu
Country of origin: China
Previous degrees: BS, Tianjin University of Commerce/Florida International University; MS, Purdue University
Areas of interest: service encounter; consumer behavior; technology innovations
Email: yu.2227@osu.edu
List of publications and presentations:

  • Yu, X., Anaya, G. J., Miao, L., Lehto, X., & Wong, I. K. A. (2018). The Impact of Smartphones on the Family Vacation Experience. Journal of Travel Research, 57, 5, 579-596.
  • Yu, X., Huang, H., & Liu, S.Q. (2019). Does handwriting help? An exploration of regulatory focus theory and perceived risk in menu design, the 24th Annual Graduate Education & Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism, Houston, TX.
  • Yu, X., Huang, H., & Liu, S.Q. (2019). Writing the menu by hand: the influence of written formats and perceived risk on consumer behavioral intentions, the 2019 EHE Research Forum, Columbus, OH.

Name: Dan Zhu
Program: PhD, Hospitality Management
Advisor: Stephanie Q. Liu
Country of origin: China
Previous degrees: B.S., Tianjin Foreign Studies University; M.S., Purdue University
Areas of interest: servicescape; technology innovation; consumer behavior
Email: zhu.2305@osu.edu