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Hyelin (Lina) Kim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department(s): Hospitality
Office: HOS 269
Mail Code: 6021
Phone: 702-895-3728
Fax: 702-895-4872
Email: hyelin.kim@unlv.edu

Research Interests

  • Quality of life/ Wellness research in hospitality and tourism
  • Tourism destination marketing
  • Convention, meeting, and event management 

Industry Focus

  • Operations
  • Meeting, exhibition and event management 

Courses Taught

  • Special Event Management (TCA 488)
  • Festival & Event Management (TCA490)


  • Ad Hoc Reviewer
    • Tourism Management (2015-Present)
    • Tourism Analysis (2014-Present)
    • International Journal of Hospitality Management (2015-Present)
    • Journal of Travel & Tourism Management (2016-Present)
    • Journal of Convection & Event Tourism (2016-Present)

More about Hyelin (Lina) Kim

Dr. Lina Kim received her Ph.D. in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Virginia Tech and had work experiences in meeting and exhibition industry.  Her current research interests center on Quality-of-Life (QOL) research in hospitality and tourism, and consumer/attendee’s behavior in convention, meeting, and event settings.