Prof. Soocheong Jang, PhD

Professor Purdue University
Prof. Soocheong Jang, PhDProf. Soocheong Jang, PhD

Dr. SooCheong (Shawn) Jang is currently a Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management(HTM) at Purdue University and was selected University Faculty Scholar in 2019 at PurdueUniversity. Dr. Jang and was also selected Fellow by the International Academy for the Study of Tourism (The Tourism Academy) in 2019. Dr. Jang has a strong record of research and scholarship with significant contributions to both instruction and services. Since joining Purdue's faculty in 2005, Dr. Jang has received prestigious teaching awards, including the Bruce I. Lazarus Teaching Awards two times at the school level and the Mary L. Matthews Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award at the college level. Prior to joining Purdue University, Dr. Jangwas an Assistant Professor at Kansas State University, USA. In addition to his academic experience, he has more than ten years of industry experience as an investment banker. Dr. Jang’s research interests are in hospitality finance/strategic management, restaurant service management, and business analytics. As a part of his research program, Dr. Jang has published more than 200 papers in top-tier refereed journals. Dr. Jang was a recipient of the W. BradfordWiley Memorial Best Research Paper of the Year Award 2009, the Martin Oppermann MemorialAward for the JTTM Best Article of the Year 2014, and the Michael D. Olsen ResearchAchievement Award 2015. In addition, Dr. Jang has been recognized as the top-ranked author inHTM academia in terms of publications in the top six HTM journals during the past decade(Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research (2011), Vol. 35(3), 381-416) and the top ranker inhospitality management (International Journal of Hospitality Management (IJHM, 2018, Vol. 73,64-74) & (IJHM, 2019, Vol. 78, 89-101)), and 2nd most prolific researcher in the HTM academia during the past twenty years (Year 2000-2019) (International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management (IJCHM, 2021, 33(2), 377-401). Dr. Jang has presented his research at numerous international conferences. During the past 20 years, 24 of the presented papers were selected as among the best papers at the international conferences. Dr. Jang’s papers have been extensively cited by other scholars as well (Google Scholar: Citations 30,169; h-index 77; i10-index 200 as of May 28, 2022). Dr. Jang has recently developed a business analytics center(CHRIBA) within the White Lodging-J.W. Marriott, Jr. School.Dr. Jang is a former organizer for the TOSOK International Tourism Annual Conference and was Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Tourism Sciences and Research Note Editor of Journal of Hospitality Marketing and Management. He is currently serving as Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee and working as Chair of the Paper Review Committee for APTA(Asia Pacific Tourism Association) Annual Conferences. He is also serving on the editorial boards of several academic journals such as International Journal of Hospitality Management, Tourism Management, Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing, Tourism Analysis, and Journal of Global Academy of Marketing Science. He is listed in Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Education. As an educator, he has advised more than thirty doctoral and master students. Dr. Jang is frequently invited as a speaker for academic research or interdisciplinary research by many universities as well as international conferences.