Dr. Yasong (Alex) Wang, Professor

  • EducationYasong Wang

    Doctor of Leisure Studies and Tourism Management

    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

    Yasong Wang developed extensive experiences in travel and tourism industry through serving for the International Travel and Lodging Corporations, as well as the leading tourism organizations. 

    Wang, Y. & Shiring, S., Sr. Cultural Representation Theory in Constructing Representations for U.S.A. in Chinese and U.S. Guidebooks. 22nd Asia Pacific Tourism Association (APTA) Annual Conference. Beijing, China, June, 2016. 

    Paper Review

    “The Meaning of Hospitality: Do Employees Understand?” International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.

    Journal Articles

    Wang’s research includes leisure, recreation, and tourism for many years and he has lectured internationally. His articles on tourism have appeared in such prestigious publications as the Journal of Travel Research, Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism, Culture & Communication Journal, Information Technology and Tourism, and Tourism Review International.

    Wang, Y. "Cultural representation theory in constructing representations of the United States in Chinese and US media." Tourism, Culture & Communication, 16. (2016): 1-14.

    Educational Seminars

    CMAA Pittsburgh Chapter, Attended with the student members of CMAA.

    Professional Development

    • National Restaurant Association, Member
    • International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education, Member
    • American Hotel and Lodging Association, Member
    • Club Managers Association of America, Member
    • National Society of Minority in Hospitality, Member

    Committees

    • Writing Across the Curriculum. Coordinating efforts with Bryna Siegel Finer and Nicole Buse to implement writing across the curriculum into the new Hospitality Management curriculum. Testing and Revising writing projects evaluation rubric.
    • Pittsburgh Club Managers Foundation, Director
    • University Senate, Representative
    • College Research and Scholarship Committee, Member
    • College HHS Awards Committee, Member
    • Department Accreditation Committee, Member
    • Department Curriculum Committee, Member
    • Department Chairperson Election Committee, Member
    • Department Summer School Committee, Member
    • Department Tenure and Evaluation Committee, Member
    • Department Library Representative
    • Department Internship Program, Coordinator
    • Department Corporation Relation Program, Coordinator
    • Department APSCUF Alternate
    • The Allenwood Facilities Committee, Member

    Research

    Wang’s research interests include:

    • Leisure Constraints
    • Tourism Representation
    • Tourism Planning
    • Socio-Cultural Impacts of Travel and Tourism on Host Community
    • Community Tourism Development