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Kathleen Kim Lecturer

Ph.D. Food and Hospitality Systems, University of Missouri 2018
M.S. Food and Hospitality Systems, University of Missouri 2012
M.S. Hospitality Management, Kyung Hee University, South Korea 2010
B.S. Foodservice Management and Nutrition, Sangmyung University, South Korea 2007

Upon receiving her Ph.D. in Food and Hospitality Systems from the University of Missouri, Dr. Kathleen Kim began her teaching career at the University of Nebraska. Here she has taught food service and hospitality management courses within the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences since 2019.

Dr. Kim is a hospitality management educator and researcher who is passionate about creating an enjoyable learning environment and leading students to positively contribute their knowledge, skills, and abilities to industry, society, and the environment.

In addition to teaching, she has conducted research within multiple areas of Hospitality and Restaurant Management which include:

  • Food service and restaurant management
  • Consumer behavior
  • Employee behavior
  • Hospitality marketing
  • Sustainability

Her research has been published in top academic journals such as International Journal of Hospitality Management, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Service Business, and Cornell Hospitality Quarterly

Teaching Courses

  • HRTM 172 Field Experience in Hospitality Management
  • HRTM 289 Introduction to the Event Industry
  • HRTM 374 Guest Services Management
  • HRTM 397 Internship in Hospitality Management Supervision
  • HRTM 476 Internship in Hospitality Management
  • HRTM 481 Legal Perspectives in the Hospitality Industry

Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
2018 Conference Presentation Travel Award, Graduate Professional Council; University of Missouri2014 Conference Presentation Travel Award, Graduate Student Association; University of Missouri2008 Excellent Research Award, Korean Standards Association & Korean Service Management Society; Korea
2019-Present: Course Instructor, University of Nebraska2017-2018: Course Developer, University of Missouri2016-2017: Co-instructor and Teaching Assistant, University of Missouri2015-2017: Assistant Manager, Café at Ackles; University of Missouri2014-2016: Teaching Assistant, University of Missouri2012-2014: Research Assistant, University of Missouri2008-2010: Administrative Assistant, Foodservice Management Society of Korea2007: Editorial Assistant, Journal of Foodservice Management; Foodservice Management Society of Korea