Dr Pimtong Tavitiyaman
Head of Cluster (Hotel and Tourism Management)
BA (Thammasat); MSc, PhD (Oklahoma State)
Teaching and Scholarly Interests: Contemporary Issues in Hospitality and Tourism Industry, Hotel Planning and Development, Hospitality Strategic Management
Dr Pimtong Tavitiyaman is a Senior Lecturer of PolyU SPEED and Programme Leader in the academic discipline of Hospitality Management. She was the recipient of the 2011/12 CPCE Award for Superior Research-Scholarly Performance and CPCE Outstanding Teaching Performance/ Achievement Award 2014/15.
Dr Tavitiyaman received her Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Thammasat University, Thailand, and Master of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Administration and Doctor of Philosophy in Human Environmental Sciences from Oklahoma State University, U.S.A. In terms of professional experiences, she worked at the five-star hotel in Bangkok, Thailand and many university dining outlets and restaurants in Virginia and Oklahoma, U.S.A.
Dr Tavitiyaman teaches courses in the areas of hospitality and tourism such as Research Methods, Legal and Ethical Issues in Hospitality and Tourism Industry, Contemporary Issues in Hospitality and Tourism Industry, and Hotel Planning and Development.
Dr Tavitiyaman’s research interests are strategic management, human resources and leadership, and destination image. Her researches have been published in various peer-reviewed international journals such as International Journal of Hospitality Management, Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, and Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing.