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Hyungsuk Choo, Ph.D.

Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-372-7862
Email: hchoo@bgsu.edu
Address: 211 Eppler North

Education
B.S., In-Ha University
M.S., Purdue University
Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Research Interests:
Agritourism; Sustainable Tourism; Tourism Marketing; Tourism on Organic Farms

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate: Introduction to Tourism and Event Planning; Event & Program Planning in Travel and Tourism; Contemporary Issues in Tourism

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Travis Heggie, Ph.D.

Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-372-2395
Email: theggie@bgsu.edu
Address: 210 Eppler North

Education
B.S., University of Hawaii at Hilo
M.S., Texas A&M University
Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Research Interests:
Primary research focuses on the health, safety, and legal (tort law) aspects of recreation, sport, tourism, and hospitality management. 
Secondary research interests include geotourism, natural resource & protected area management, natural hazards and disaster response, environmental impact statements, and wildland ecology.

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate: Introduction to Tourism and Event Planning; Recreation Program Development

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Bob Lee, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-2396
Email: bdlee@bgsu.edu
Address: 212 Eppler N

Education
B.A. Henan University
M.S. Clemson University
Ph.D. Penn. State University

Research Interests:

Older Adults and Information Technologies; Leisure and Health; Health Tourism; Senior Travelers; Community Events.

Courses Taught:

Undergraduate: Leisure Services for Older Adults; Recreation Programming; Organization and Administration of Leisure Services; Travel and Tourism Planning Strategy - Assessment and Evaluation; Convention and Resort Administration; Computer Applications in Park, Recreation, and Tourism Management; Evaluation of Recreation administration.

Graduate: Research Methods; Interpretation Quantitative Research; Policy Development for Travel and Tourism Agencies.

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Philip Xie, Ph.D.

Position: Professor / Director
Phone: 419-372-7595
Email: pxie@bgsu.edu
Address: 117 Eppler C

Education
M.A., University of Waterloo, Canada
Ph.D., University of Waterloo, Canada

Research Interests:
Tourism Planning, Cultural Tourism, and Event Management

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate:  Recreation Leadership; Major Concepts of Recreation; Program planning in Travel and Tourism

Graduate:  Program Design and Strategies in Recreation and Leisure Services; Research Methods; Interpretation of Quantitative Research.