Dr. Jungho Suh is a teaching assistant professor of management at the George Washington University School of Business (GWSB). Dr. Suh also serves as a project director of the Korean Management Institute. Prior to joining GWSB, he was an assistant professor at the Surrey International Institute at Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (SII-DUFE), China. His areas of expertise include evidence-based entrepreneurship (EBE), strategic human resource management, service management, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I), sustainability & ESG reporting in the travel industry, digital platforms in the service industry, and gastronomy tourism.
As Dr. Suh hones in on evidence-based approaches to empirical research, he fosters a virtuous cycle of learning by connecting his research, teaching, and faculty outreach. As a result of his commitment to evidence-based approaches to sharing knowledge, his insights based on his empirical research were featured in The Washington Post, ABC 7, Fox 5, and The National Desk. In addition, Dr. Suh serves as the Editor of SAGE Open, a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal published by Sage, one of the Big Five academic publishers.
Dr. Suh teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in management and entrepreneurship. His teaching approach aims to design a collaborative team-based learning environment to cultivate students’ leadership and critical-thinking abilities. To this end, Dr. Suh focuses on organizing learning communities within the classroom to advance collective knowledge in support of personal knowledge development.
Dr. Suh’s research interests are within multiple management domains. He takes interdisciplinary approaches drawing from both the management and communication disciplines to investigate the dynamics of stakeholders in the service industry.
He has been involved in a number of consulting projects funded by or in collaboration with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the USA, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), South Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, the Korea Tourism Organization, the Seoul Metropolitan Government, Oakland County, Michigan, Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board, and Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska.
His pursuit of knowledge in the fields of business management began during his undergraduate years, at the end of which he earned co-terminal bachelor’s and master’s degrees (the 4+1 program) from the College of Hotel and Tourism Management at Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea, where he graduated magna cum laude. During his Ph.D. program in the Department of Community Sustainability at Michigan State University, he pursued graduate specialization in hospitality business at the School of Hospitality Business, Broad College of Business. In his undergraduate years, Dr. Suh performed his mandatory two-year military service, in the process of being elected to what is referred to as the Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army program. He served as a non-commissioned officer specializing in administration for the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID). This experience taught him how to endure and succeed in a highly challenging work environment. Accordingly, when he reentered academia, the experience gave him the enormously valuable benefit of discipline.
He is also an avid theatre-goer, art lover, traveler, and foodie at heart.