Dr. Jeongyeon (Jennie) Ahn

Dr. Jeongyeon (Jennie) Ahn Hospitality Tourism

Jeongyeon (Jennie) Ahn, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


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

Research/Academic Interests:

  • Gastronomic tourism
  • Foodservice management/marketing
  • Consumer behavior
  • Sustainability


Dr. Ahn’s work can be found in several journals including:
  • Ahn, J., Choi, E., & Joung, H. (2022). Promoting hotel upselling: The effect of message appeal and delivery setting on consumer attitude and purchase intention. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 52, 295-303.
  • Ahn, J. Choi, E., Joung, H. (2020). Does gender moderate the relationship among festival attendees’ motivation, perceived value, visitor satisfaction, and electronic word-of-mouth? Information, 11(9), 412.
  • 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.
  • Joung, H., Ahn, J. & Choi, E. (2019). Building brand loyalty through a Facebook fan page in the hotel industry: Exploring the moderating role of gender. Culinary Science & Hospitality Research, 25(9), 23-37.

Associations/Affiliations/Work History:

  • Trazy (Online travel booking platform), Seoul, South Korea, Marketer/Operations and Content Manager/Customer Service Manager


  • Summer Research Assistantship, The University of Mississippi (2018)
  • Honors Fellowship, The Graduate School, The University of Mississippi (2017)
  • Female Workforce Educational Support Scholarship, Electric Power Economics Forum (2015)
  • The BU International Postgraduate Scholarship, Bournemouth University (2013)
  • Kyung Hee University International College Scholarship 3, Kyung Hee University (2010)
  • International Workshop 1 (Fudan University), Kyung Hee University (2010)
  • Cultural Exchange Scholarship (Nihon University, Waseda University), Kyung Hee University (2008)