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Soo Bum Lee Recognized for Professional Excellence in Hospitality and Tourism

Dr. Lee was named Researcher of the Year from 2008 to 2010

Dr. Lee has been a professor with the Kyung Hee University College of Hospitality and Tourism Management since 2001.

    DONGDAEMUN-GU, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, January 19, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dr. Soo Bum Lee has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

An expert in the hospitality and tourism industries, Dr. Lee has been a professor with the Kyung Hee University College of Hospitality and Tourism Management since 2001. In addition, he has served as the chair of the Hotel Grade Association of the Korean Tourism Organization and the director of the Incheon Tourism Organization since 2015. From 2011 to 2013, he was the president of the Korean Academic Society of Hospitality Administration, and he was previously the vice president of the Korea Tourism Research Association from 2003 to 2015. He also previously served as a member of the Korea Tourism Organization's action committee on Korean Tourism Quality Control, as well as the Korean Culture and Tourism Festival Committee.

Dr. Lee began his career at Florida International University, obtaining an MS in hotel and food service management in 1994. He then went on to earn a PhD in hospitality and tourism management from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1999.

As a respected voice in the field, Dr. Lee provided his expertise as the editor-in-chief of the journals "International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research" from 2011 to 2015 and the "Korean Journal of Hospitality Administration of the Republic of Korea" from 2001 to 2010. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to his industry, he was named Researcher of the Year by Kyung Hee University from 2008 to 2010.

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