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Dr. Seohee Chang

Assistant Professor
Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management

B-3-255 Mackinac Hall
Grand Valley State University 1 Campus Drive Allendale, MI 49401 TEL: (616) 331-8868 FAX: (616) 331-3115 Email:


B.A. in Portuguese, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
M.A. in Tourism Sciences, Hanyang University
Ph.D. in Tourism, Recreation & Sport Management, University of Florida


HTM 373 - Hospitality Information Analysis
HTM 380 - Event Evaluation and Research HTM 452 - Hospitality Marketing EXPERIENCE:

Seohee Chang (Ph.D.) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management. She has been not only involved in a number of international, national, and local projects under contracts with tourism, sports, culture, arts, and health-related organizations, but also have taught a variety of tourism, hospitality, and leisure/recreation courses over the last ten years. She has presented her studies in prominent international and national conferences such as Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA), National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), North America Society for Sport Management (NASSM), World Leisure (WL), and the International Conference of Events and Festivals. Her articles were published in, or are under review at high-impact journals.


  • Leisure-tourism connection (LTC) and sport tourism
  • Destination and tourism marketing
  • Event management
  • Consumer behavior and social psychology of tourists
  • Research methods, scale development, statistics