Education: PhD, University of Queensland, Australia. MBA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. BBA, University of Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Professional Experience: Assistant Professor—Academic Programmes, Depute Programme Director for CIA, Lecturer—Academic Programmes, Singapore Institute of Technology. Research Assistant, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Assistant Professor—Department of Food & Beverage Management, Director of Academia—Industry Cooperation Centre, Taiwan Hospitality & Tourism College, Hualien, Taiwan. Adjunct Lecturer, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien; Tzu Chi College of Technology, Hualien. Project Manager, Incubation Centre of the National Dong Hwa University, Hualien. Manager Trainee, H.E.B. Grocery Stores, Austin, TX. Language Assistant, MBA Preparatory English Program, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Consultant, Continental Commercial Consulting, Buenos Aires. Planning Department Deputy Manager, Evergreen Group (Eva Airlines), Argentina, Panama, and Taiwan.
Author: Co-Author, “Opportunities and Issues in the Health Tourism Industry: Deep Sea Water Development in Taiwan,” Tourism Analysis. “Food Tourism Reviewed Using the Paradigm Funnel Approach,” Journal of Culinary Science & Technology. “Travel lifestyle preferences and destination activity choices of Slow Food members and non-members,” Tourism Management. “Habitus and food lifestyle: In-destination activity participation of Slow Food members,” Annals of Tourism Research. “The FLAG (Fits-Like-A-Glove) Decision Framework and Vacation Destination Activities of Slow Food members,” Current Issues in
Tourism. “Where Does Food Fit in Tourism?,” Tourism Recreation Research.
Member: Business Consultant, SME Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan, 2004–2010. Supervisor, Chinese Business Incubation Association—Taiwan, 2007–2008. Charter President, Hualien Toastmasters Club, 2003–2005. Vice President, Latin America Business Society, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,2001–2002.