Ceridwyn King joined the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management in 2011. With an extensive marketing background, Dr. King is an experienced industry consultant and researcher. Prior to becoming an academic, she served as the head of marketing for Conrad Jupiters Hotel and Casino, a 609-room facility with five restaurants, nine bars, an international showroom and convention center on the Gold Coast, Australia. She has also held various marketing positions with Starwood Hotels and Resorts and was the founder and principle consultant for Seed – Strategic Marketing Solutions. Prior to joining Temple University, Dr. King served as a senior lecturer at Griffith University in the Griffith Business School’s Department of Tourism, Leisure, Hotel and Sport Management.
Her research focuses on service management and marketing, with an emphasis on the internal stakeholder’s role in realizing marketing strategies to create competitively sustainable service experiences. She is a leading international scholar in the area of hospitality brand management and is regularly engaged as an expert witness in this field. To date, she has published 49 peer-reviewed journal articles, 2 book chapters and 39 refereed national and international conference proceedings. Sher currently serves on the editorial board for the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research and the Journal of Service Management.
In recognition of her research and teaching accomplishments since joining the STHM faculty, Dr. King was named to the Dean’s Research Honor Roll in 2013 and 2014 and was also awarded the Outstanding Teacher Award in 2014. She was named the Paul Anderson Research Fellow in 2017. In 2018, she was recognized for being in the top ten of highly cited research faculty in the Fox School of Business and the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management. She also plays an active role in developing and promoting the school’s endeavors, most recently through her leadership as the Department Chair – Tourism and Hospitality Management.
In addition to lecturing and conducting research at Griffith, Dr. King earned her bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management, her master’s degree in Marketing Management and her PhD in Marketing, all from Griffith University.