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Department of Hospitality Management
Kansas State University
152 Justin Hall
1324 Lovers Lane
Manhattan, KS 66506-1404

785-532-5522 fax

Jichul Jang

Jichul Jang

Associate Professor

Contact Information

105 Justin Hall



  • Ph.D. in Consumer Sciences with focus on Hospitality Management, The Ohio State University (2013)
  • M.S. in Hospitality Management, University of North Texas (2008)
  • B.S. in Hospitality Management, University of Suwon (2003)

Area(s) of Specialization

Leadership Development, Employee Turnover, Green Human Resource Management, Emotional and Sensory Experience, Service Innovation, Service Quality, Research Methods (Social Network Analysis and Big Data Analysis)

Courses Taught

  • HM 464 Lodging Management System (Revenue Management)
  • HM 482 Human Resources Management in the Hospitality Management
  • HM 664 Lodging Management Theory (Strategic Management, Capstone Course)
  • HM 890 Administration of Foodservice and Hospitality Organization (Organizational behaviors in the hospitality management)

Professional Biography

Jichul Jang joined to Kansas State University in the fall of 2013 as an assistant professor. He received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, and M.S from University of North Texas. He teaches lodging management theory, lodging management systems (revenue management), human resources management, and organizational behaviors in the hospitality industry. He has 5 years of hotel experiences, most recently as an income auditor, and a room sales manager. His current research interests include hospitality human resources management and service management. His work has focused on decreasing employee turnover while increasing employee engagement, integrating sustainability with hospitality management, enhancing emotional intelligence, and linking employee motivation to customer experiences in hospitality organizations using a variety of research methods such as big data analysis, and social network analysis. He has published research articles in such journals as International Journal of Hospitality Management and International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.

Vita (pdf)