Seongseop (Sam) Kim


Seongseop (Sam) Kim received his Master of Science and PhD degrees in Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences at the Texas A&M University in 1996 and 1999, respectively. Upon graduation from Texas A&M, he was appointed at Sejong University, Seoul, Korea as an Assistant Professor in 2000 and was promoted to Professor in 2010. He joined The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2012 and was promoted to Professor in 2018. Over his career, he has published more than 200 refereed journal papers and his current Google Scholar h-index is 56 with 12,519 citations. He is serving as the President of APacCHRIE (2021-2022 term). His research interests include tourism destination marketing, tourism impacts, and tourism and hospitality marketing.