Dr. Jungho Suh is a visiting teaching assistant professor of management and tourism studies at the George Washington University School of Business (GWSB). Dr. Suh also serves as a project director of the Korean Management Institute and a data scientist at the International Institute of Tourism Studies (IITS). Prior to joining GWSB, he was an assistant professor at the Surrey International Institute at Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (SII-DUFE), China. His areas of expertise include service management, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I), entrepreneurship, human resource issues in the service industry, sustainable development, digital platforms in tourism & hospitality, and gastronomy tourism.
Dr. Suh teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in management and tourism studies. His teaching approach aims to design a collaborative team-based learning environment to cultivate students’ leadership and critical-thinking abilities. To this end, Dr. Suh focuses on organizing learning communities within the classroom to advance collective knowledge in support of personal knowledge development. Moreover, Dr. Suh completed two teaching certificates in evidence-based teaching from the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) to enhance his pedagogy.
Dr. Suh’s research interests are within multiple management domains. He takes interdisciplinary approaches drawing from both the management and communication disciplines to investigate the dynamics of stakeholders in the service industry.
He has been involved in a number of research projects funded by or in collaboration with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO); the US Department of Agriculture (USDA); South Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism; the Korea Tourism Organization; the Seoul Metropolitan Government, Oakland County, Michigan, Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board, and Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska.
His pursuit of knowledge in the fields of business management began during his undergraduate years, at the end of which he earned co-terminal bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the College of Hotel and Tourism Management at Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea, where he graduated magna cum laude. During his Ph.D. program in sustainable tourism management at Michigan State University, he pursued graduate specialization in hospitality business at The School of Hospitality Business, Broad College of Business.