Current PhD Students

Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management

Ori Baber

Baber CV

Email: obaber@ufl.edu

Primary fields of interest:

  • Community/ Urban Redevelopment
  • Neighborhood Influence on Health
  • Physical Exercise
  • Urban Parks and Recreational Facilities
  • Geographic Data and Visualization
  • Policy-Relevant/ Translational Research

Committee chair: Dr. Heather Gibson


Estefania Basurto

Basurto CV

Address: P.O. Box 118208, Gainesville, Fl 32611-8208

Phone: 352-682-4591

Email: ebasurto@ufl.edu

Dissertation title: "DEVELOPING A RESILIENCE MODEL FOR DESTINATIONS: AN APPLICATION TO ECUADOR"

Primary fields of interest: Tourism resilience, heritage tourism, and sustainable tourism development

Committee chair: Dr. Lori Pennington-Gray


Daehwan Kim

Daehwan Kim CV

Email: daehwankim@ufl.edu

Phone: 352-294-1672

Dissertation topic: Flow Experience in Sports Media Consumption via Virtual Reality

Primary fields of interest: Sports viewers' immersive watching experience/technologies in sports/consumer well-being/sports consumers' information processing and judgment

Committee Chair: Dr. Yong Jae Ko

Courses taught: SPM 3306 - Sport Marketing (2017 Fall, 2018 Spring)


Minseong Kim

Address: 206E Florida Gym, PO BOX 118208, Gainesville, FL 32611

Email: minseong@ufl.edu

Phone: 352-294-1676

Dissertation topic: The relationship between corporate social responsibility and branding in the hospitality industry

Primary fields of interest: Internal and external marketing strategy in the hospitality industry

Committee Chair: Dr. Svetlana Stepchenkova

Courses taught:

LEI 3360 Hospitality Management (Spring 2018)

LEI 3360 Hospitality Management (Fall 2017)

LEI 3360 Hospitality Management (Spring 2017)

LEI 3360 Hospitality Management (Fall 2016)


Hojun Sung

Hojun Sung CV

Email: hsung@ufl.edu

Phone: 352-294-1679

Dissertation Title: Professional Sports Syndicate and Fan Demand: The Single-Entity Case of Major League Soccer

Primary fields of interest: Sport Economics, Analytics, Industrial Organization

Committee Chair: Brian M. Mills

Courses taught: SPM4515 - Sport Finance (Spring 2018)


Elodie Wendling

Biography

Address: Yon Hall 4, P.O. Box 118208, Gainesville, FL, 32611-8208

Phone: 352-294-7556

Email: ewendling@ufl.edu

Dissertation topic: Identity transition to life after sport

Primary fields of interest: The personal and athletic development of amateur and professional athletes with a primary interest in the transition to life after sport.

Committee Chair: Dr. Michael Sagas

Courses taught:

  • Ethical Issues in Sport (SPM 3204) – Fall 2014
  • Sport and Society (SPM 3012) – Spring 2015
  • Sport and Society (SPM 3012) – Fall 2016
  • Ethical Issues in Sport (SPM 3204) – Spring 2017

Hongping Zhang

Zhang CV

Email: hongpingzhang@ufl.edu

Primary fields of interest: Educational tourism; Cross-cultural understanding; Student development; Tourist experience.

Committee Chair: Dr. Heather Gibson

Courses taught:

  • LEI 3360 Hospitality Management (Spring 2017)
  • LEI 3360 Hospitality Management (Fall 2016)