Park, Minkyung (Min)
PhD, Texas A&M University
Tourism and Events Management
Phone: (703) 993-7045
Fax: (703) 993-3988
Email: mparka (@gmu.edu)
George Mason University
Science and Technology Campus
Bull Run Hall 201C
10890 George Mason Circle
Manassas, VA 20110
Dr. Park is an Associate Professor of Tourism and Events Management. Dr. Park’s research is specialized in the area of social impacts of tourism and visitor management in tourism and recreation settings. Partnering with various agencies nationally and internationally, she has involved with diverse research projects and produced over 70 publications in a combination of journal articles, book chapters, professional presentations and conference proceedings, and technical reports. She has been an active member of research team in the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (RHT) and working on a series of collaborative research with the National Park Service on the National Mall and Memorial Parks Management Plan. Since 2012, she has taken several administrative positions in the Provost Office including Acting Assistant Vice President for International Campus Operations and George Mason University Korea as Dean of Administration - Mason's international campus in Songdo, South Korea, her research interest has expanded to the area of international education and internationalization of higher institutions.
Before she joins George Mason University, she served as a research manager with the Maryland Office of Tourism Development (OTD) under the Department of Business and Economic Development where she was involved in and managed a variety of research projects, and developed a number of research analyses and technical reports.
- Social and cultural impacts of tourism
- Visitor management in tourism and recreation settings
- Cultural and heritage tourism
- Alternative tourism
- Globalization and Higher Education
- International Education
Daniels, M., Harmon L., Barrow M., Vese, R., & Brayley R.E., Park, M. (forthcoming). Honor Flight: Recognition of preeminent mature tourists. Annals of Tourism.
Park, M., Derrien, M., Geczi, E., & Stolowski, P.A. (2018). Grappling with Growth: Perceptions of development and preservation in faster- and slower-growing amenity communities. Society & Natural Resources. https://doi.org/10.1080/08941920.2018.1501527
Cicchetti, K., & Park, M. (2018). Student affairs and offshore branch campuses: A case study of practitioner experiences. Journal of College Student Development, 59 (2).
Daniels, M., Harmon L., Barrow M., Vese, R., Park, M., & Brayley R.E. (2018). Spatial dynamics of tour bus transport within urban destinations. Tourism Management, 64 (February): 129-141.
Daniels, M., Harmon L., Barrow M., Park, M., & Brayley R.E., & Vese, R. (2015). Heritage tourism within a capital city: Symbolism and dissonance. Tourism Review International, 19: 1-18.
Schiller, A., & Park, M. (2014). The international Campus as prototype for international collaboration: South Koreas Incheon Global Campus. Global Partners in Education Journal, 4(1): 33-40.
Daniels, M. J., Park, M., Harmon, L. & Brayley, R. (2013). Bridging risk management perceptions and processes: The case of the National Mall & Memorial Parks. International Journal of Culture, Tourism, and Hospitality Research, 7(2).
Jang, E., Park, M., Park, H. (2012). Tourist’s appleal type for international tourism promotional photos of Korea. Korea Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research: Korea Tourism Research Association, 26(6): 23-38.
Park, M., & Oh, C-O. (2011). Exploring influential factors that explain the probability of visiting a destination: The case of state travel information inquiry groups. Tourism Analysis, 16 (6): 693-700.
Harmon, L., Daniels, M. J., Park, M., & Brayley, R. (2011). Is a nations front yard becoming a dumping ground? A critical analysis of greenspace within the United States National Mall & Memorial Parks. Journal of Tourism and Leisure Studies, 17 (2): 269-291.
Park, M., & Stokowski, P.A. (2011). Casino gaming and crime: Comparisons among gaming counties and other tourism places. Journal of Travel Research, 50 (3): 289-302.
Park, J., Lee, G., & Park, M. (2011). Service quality dimensions perceived by film festival Visitors. Event Management, 15: 49 - 61.
Park, M., Daniels, M., Brayley, R., & Harmon, L. (2010). An analysis of service provision and visitor impacts using participant observation and photographic documentation: The National Cherry Blossom Festival. Event Management, 14 (2):167-182.
Park, M., Oh, H., & Park, J. (2010). Measuring the experience economy of film festival participants. International Journal of Tourism Sciences, 10 (2): 35-54.
Park, M., & Stokowski, P. A. (2009). Social disruption theory and crime in rural communities: Comparisons across three levels of tourism growth. Tourism Management, 30 (6): 905-915.
Courses Taught This Semester
Other Courses Taught
- Cultural and Environmental Interpretation (PRLS 362)
- Global Perspectives in Sport (SPMT 440)
- Sport in the Global Marketplace (SPMT 551)
- Hospitality, Tourism, and Events Management Practicum (TOUR 241)
- Heritage and Cultural Tourism (TOUR 352)
- Cultural and Environmental Interpretation (TOUR 362)
- Destination Marketing and Management (TOUR 430)
- Career Preparation (TOUR 470)
- Independent Study (TOUR 499)