Woody Kim Ph.D.

Dedman Professor of Hospitality Management
Director of the International Center for Hospitality Research & Development
woody kim

Contact Information

4116 UCB

Dr. Woody G. Kim is Dedman Professor of Hospitality Management and the director of the International Center for Hospitality Research & Development in the Dedman College of Hospitality at Florida State University, USA. He earned Ph.D. from Purdue University and has taught at major universities in the United States, South Korea, China, Thailand, and Switzerland over the last twenty-eight years. He teaches hospitality management related courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Prior to joining FSU, Dr. Kim served as a master program coordinator at Oklahoma State University for over six years.

Dr. Kim has published more than 165 articles in the leading hospitality and tourism journals. He has received over 24,000 Google Scholar citations. He received the John Wiley and Sons Lifetime Research Achievement Award at the 2017 I-CHRIE conference. He also received Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Award for 2020-2021. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Quality of Assurance in Hospitality and Tourism. In addition, he serves on seven journal editorial boards and reviewer for a number of journals.

Fields of Study

  • Sustainability
  • Hospitality Management
  • Revenue Management


  • Ph.D., Purdue University


Full scholarly account available at Google Scholar


  • Fulbright Research Scholarship Award by U.S. Department of State (August 1, 2021-December 31, 2021). The ASEAN Research Program titled “Toward Creating Green Initiatives of Hospitality Industry in ASEAN Region.”
  • John Wiley and Sons Lifetime Research Achievement Award. 2017 International CHRIE Conference, July 26-28, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
  • The Institute of Hospitality Education Research Best Paper Award: Kim, W. G., & Brymer, R. A (2009). The Effects of Ethical Leadership on Manager Job Satisfaction, Commitment, Behavioral Outcomes and Firm Performance. 2009 EuroCHRIE Conference, October 22-24, Helsinki, Finland.
  • Best Article of the Year Award by Sage Publication: Kim, W. G., Han, J. H., & Hyun K. (2004). Multi-Stage Synthetic Hotel Pricing, in the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, 28(2), 2005 International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education, July 27-31, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.