Dean and Chair Professor, Walter Kwok Foundation, Professor in International Hospitality Management SHTM, HK PolyU
A former hotel manager and tourism industry consultant, Professor Kaye Chon (Ph.D., CHE, FIH) is Dean, Chair Professor and Walter Kwok Foundation Professor in International Hospitality Management of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Professor Chon is a graduate of the University of Maryland (AA), Georgia State University (BSc), University of Nevada, Las Vegas (MSc), and Virginia Tech (Ph.D.).
Under Professor Chon’s leadership, SHTM has arisen as one of the world’s leading institutions in hospitality and tourism management. The School is ranked No. 1 globally in international rankings including ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017/2018, University Ranking by Academic Performance Laboratory in 2017/2018 and the CWUR Rankings by Subject 2017.
A frequent speaker at international conferences, Professor Chon has published over 200 papers in international journals and professional publications and has authored or edited ten books. One of his co-authored books, Welcome to Hospitality: An Introduction has been adopted as a textbook in more than 100 hospitality education programmes world-wide. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing and the Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research.
He has been listed in Who’s Who In The World.