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Faculty Members

Dr. Veerades Panvisavas
Chair of Tourism and Hospitality Management Division
veerades.pan@mahidol.ac.th
+66 (0) 2700 5000, Ext. 4409

Education

Ph.D., Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde
Master of Arts (Hospitality Management),
University of Birmingham
Bachelor of Arts (Travel Industry Management), Mahidol University International College (formerly known as International Student Degree Progam – ISDP)

Areas of Research Interest

Strategic Management, Internationalisation, Investment and Expansion of Business, Social Responsibility of Business Sector

Course Taught

Bachelor Degree:
Ethics in Hospitality Operations
Seminar in Service Management
Master Degree:
Contemporary Strategic Management for Hospitality
Research Methods in Tourism and Hospitality

Asst. Prof. Dr. Suwadee Talawanich
Program Director
Suwadee.tal@mahidol.ac.th
+66 (0) 2700 5000,Ext. 4404

Education

Doctor of Hotel and Tourism Management, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Master of Arts, in Economics and Communication (International Tourism Major), Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland
Bachelor of Arts (Italian Major), Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Areas of Research Interest

Security and crisis management in tourism and hospitality, service quality management, museum studies

Course Taught

Service quality management, Lodging safety and security, International travel and tourism

Dr. Sarinya Sungkatavat
MM Program Director
sarinya.sun@mahidol.ac.th
+66 (0) 2700 5000,Ext. 4406

Education

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Hospitality and Dietetics Administration, Kansas State University
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Kansas State University
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.), Architecture, Rangsit University

Areas of Research Interest

Innovation Management, Hospitality Facility Design, Destination Marketing and Management, Special Interest Tourism, Festive Event, Cultures, Cultural Dimensions, Design

Course Taught

Destination Marketing and Management, Event Design, Lodging Facility Design, Statistics for Travel Industry, Lodging Practicum, Issues in Tourism

Dr. Pisut Yuwanond
pisut.yuw@mahidol.ac.th
+66 (0) 2700 5000, Ext. 4408

Education

Dip., Travel and Tourism Management, Australian Business College, Australia
Dip., Hotel Management, Les Roches International School of Hotel
Management, Switzerland
B.Sc., Travel Industry Management, Hawaii Pacific University, USA
B.Sc., Marketing Management, Hawaii Pacific University, USA
M.Sc., Management of Information Systems, Hawaii Pacific University, USA
Ph.D., Business Administration, Southern California University for Professional Studies

Areas of Research Interest

Hospitality and service management, hospitality and service marketing, hotel management, hotel management, hotel marketing, tourism and hospitality education management

Course Taught

Hotel and Resort Management, Lodging Property Management, Front Office Management, Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Industry

Asst. Prof. Dr. Ka Tat Nixon Chen
nixon.che@mahidol.ac.th
+66 (0) 2700 5000, Ext. 4402

Education

Ph.D., Architectural Heritage Management and Tourism, Silpakorn University, Thailand
M.A., Cultural Management, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
M.A., Administration, Australia Catholic University, Australia
Graduate Diploma in Administration, Australia Catholic University, Australia
Professional Diploma in Fashion and Clothing Technology, Hong Kong Polytechnic, Hong Kong

Areas of Research Interest

Museum studies, cultural heritage, marketing, consumer behaviour

Course Taught

Sales and Marketing in Travel Industry, Consumer Behaviour in Tourism, Marketing Management for Hospitality

Dr. Kaewta Muangasame
kaewta.mua@mahidol.ac.th
+66 (0) 2700 5000, Ext. 4410

Education

D.HTM, Doctor of Hotel and Tourism Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
M.Sc., International Hospitality Management, Leeds Metropolitan University
B.A., Communication Arts, Phranakhon Rajabhat University

Areas of Research Interest

Marketing, Destination Marketing and branding, Sustainable Tourism Development, Tourism Planning and Policy, Interpretation Planning in tourism for sustainability, Green Consumer Behavior

Course Taught

Marketing, Business Planning for Sustainability, Consumer Behavior, Strategic Management, Service Quality Management, Managing Packaged Tourism

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Walanchalee Wattanacharoensil
walanchale.wat@mahidol.ac.th
+66 (0) 2700 5000 ext.4416

Education

Doctor of Hotel and Tourism Management, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Areas of Research Interest

Aviation and Tourism; Service Management, Airport Experience, Tourist Decision Making

Course Taught

Current: Strategic Management in Travel Industry
Previous: Service Quality Management
Past experience: Airline Management, Airport Operation Management (Taught in Hong Kong)

Asst. Prof. Dr. Sompong Amnuay-Ngerntra
sompong.amn@mahidol.ac.th
+66 (0) 2700 5000,Ext. 4414

Education

Ph.D., Architectural Heritage and Tourism, Silpakorn University
M.A, Tourism Management, Southern Cross University
B.A, Journalism and Communication, Thammasat University

Areas of Research Interest

Community-based tourism, rural tourism, product innovation, value creation, cultural tourism, public art, heritage interpretation, interpretive planning, marketing strategies

Course Taught

Management and Organisational Behaviour, Tourism Business Management, Tour Guiding and Interpretation, Seminars in Contemporary Hospitality in Asian Context

Asst. Prof. Dr. Michael Naglis
michael.nag@mahidol.ac.th
02 – 700 5000 Ext. 4403
Mr. Wai Tak To
Waitak.tto@mahidol.ac.th
+66 (0) 2700 5000, Ext. 4407

Education

M.A., Cultural Management, Chulalongkorn University
B.Soc.Sc, Sociology, The University of Hong Kong

Areas of Research Interest

Event Management, Training and Education in Meeting Industry, Tourism and Development, Cross-cultural Communication

Course Taught

Event Management; Business Communication; Tourism in Developing Countries

Dr. Rangson Chirakranon
Rangson.chi@mahidol.ac.th
+66 (0) 2700 5000, Ext. 4412

Education

MSc.,Food and Nutrition, Kasetsart University
BBA.,Marketing,Bangkok University
AS. Culinary Arts, Johnson and Wales University

Areas of Research Interest

Food and Beverage
Nutrition
Culinary Arts

Course Taught

Introduction to Culinary Arts
Food and Beverage Management
Restaurant Planning and Management

Dr. Laddawan Jianvittayakit
laddawan.jia@mahidol.ac.th
+66 (0) 2700 5000,Ext. 4417

Education

Ph.D. in Integrated Tourism Management, National Institute of Development Administration, Thailand
M.Sc. in Strategic Tourism Management (Hons.), CERAM Business School (SKEMA), France
B.A. in French, Silpakorn University, Thailand

Areas of Research Interest

IT for Tourism, Digital Tourism, Creative Tourism, Community-based Tourism

Course Taught

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