Daegeun (Dan) Kim

Daegeun (Dan) Kim, Ph.D., CHIA

Assistant Professor


  • B.A. Kyung Hee University, International Business and International Studies
  • M.S. Bournemouth University, Tourism Management and Marketing
  • Ph.D. The University of Mississippi, Nutrition and Hospitality Management

Research/Academic Interests

  • Consumer behavior
  • Marketing
  • Hotel management
  • Sustainability
  • Green practices


Dr. Kim’s work can be found in several journals including:
  • Kim, D., & Roseman, M. G. (2022). The effect of non-optional green practices in hotels on guests’ behavioral intentions. Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality & Tourism, 23(2), 345-364.
  • Kim, D., & Scott-Halsell, S. (2020). The information search behavior of international students when traveling within the countries of study in relation to the effectiveness of DMO websites. Journal of Tourism Insights, 10(1), Article 2, 1–12.
  • Ahn, J., Kim, D., Choi, H., & Choi, E. (2020). Surviving the minimum wage increase: A case study of an independent restaurant. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Cases, 8(1), 59–67.
  • Kim, D., & Choi, E. (2019). The secret to winning the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence: A case study on US hotels. Culinary Science & Hospitality Research, 25(9), 86–96.

Associations/Affiliations/Work History

  • Bayhill Pool & Villa, Jeju, South Korea, Front Desk Assistant Manager (2019)
  • Narnia Restaurant, Jeju, South Korea, Assistant Manager (2019)
  • E Tour Co., Ltd, Seoul, South Korea, Inbound Sales and Marketing Staff (2016)


  • Graduate Instructor Excellence in Teaching Award Finalist (Nominated), The University of Mississippi (2021)
  • Summer Graduate Research Assistantship, The University of Mississippi (2018)
  • Graduate Student Council 8th Annual Ole Miss Graduate Research Symposium 2nd place (Applied Sciences), The University of Mississippi (2018)
  • Charlie Adams – Aramark Passion for Excellence Scholarship, Texas Tech University (2016)
  • Clifford H. and Lucille Andrews Scholarship, Texas Tech University (2016)
  • Talkington Graduate Fellowship, Texas Tech University (2016)
  • College of Human Sciences Doctoral Fellowship Endowment, Texas Tech University (2016)
  • The BU International Postgraduate Scholarship, Bournemouth University, Dorset, U.K. (2013)
  • Kyung Hee University International College Scholarship II, Kyung Hee University, Yongin, South Korea (2009)
  • Army Achievement Medal by Secretary of the Army, United States Army (2007)

Military Service

  • Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Infantry “Warrior” Division Headquarters Senior Translator, Korean Augmentation to the United States Army (KATUSA), South Korea (2005-2007)