Dr. Yawei Wang

Chair | Hospitality and Tourism | Feliciano School of Business
Location: 566
Telephone: 973-655-4099
Email: wangya@montclair.edu

Biography

Yawei holds a Ph.D. in Recreation & Tourism from Clemson University. Her research focuses on travel and tourism - with emphasis on mature tourism and aging. Her teaching interests include introduction to leisure & tourism, behavioral concepts in leisure & tourism, research methods in leisure & tourism. Prior to joining MSU, Yawei worked with the Gerontology Research Interdisciplinary Team in the College of Health Education & Human Development at Clemson.

Expertise

Mature Tourism
Leisure and aging
Sustainable Tourism
Sports and Tourism
Business Analytics

Education

  • Ph D, Tourism, 2005, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina
  • MA, Translation, 2000, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China
  • BA, English, 1997, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China

Professional Experience

  • Chairperson/Associate Professor, Montclair State University. (July 2020 - Current).
  • Associate Professor, Montclair State University. (July 2019 - June 2020).
  • Chairperson, Montclair State University. (August 2014 - June 2019).
  • Associate Professor, Montclair State University. (September 2011 - June 2019).
  • Assistant Professor, Montclair State University. (September 2006 - September 2011).
  • Research Associate, Clemson University. (August 2005 - July 2006).
  • Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant, Clemson University. (August 2000 - May 2005).

Consulting

  • Academic, Economics Research Associates/Newark Alliance, Newark, NJ. (January 2009 - May 2009). North Jersey Partners has requested a survey that gauges consumer awareness of entertainment, arts, and retail opportunities throughout Northern New Jersey. Dr. Weston and I have participated in the teleconferences and developed a survey in Spring 2009.
  • Academic, The Lakewood Blueclaws (Minor League Baseball), Lakewood, NJ. (March 2007 - August 2007). Dr. Weston and I were approached by the Blueclaws, who would like to serve their Minor League Baseball fans better. We designed and conducted an online survey for them.

Honors and Awards

  • Teaching Fellows Program , Montclair State University. (September 2007).
  • HEHD Graduate Student Research Poster Winners – Honorable Mention , Clemson University. (April 2004).
  • Graduate Student Travel Award , Clemson University. (March 2004).
  • The Graduate Student Certificate of Excellence , Clemson University. (March 2004).

Research

  • An Exploratory Study of Perceptions of Medical Tourism: A Stakeholder Analysis
  • An Integrative Review on Well-Being in Tourism
  • Day-Trippers and Overnight Travelers: An Exploratory Study of Welcome Center Visitors
  • Does the Concession Experience Matter for Sports Fans? Implications for Fan Satisfaction and Future Behavior
  • Five Star Healing: What can Healthcare Learn from Hotels in Customer Experience Management?
  • Global Imagery Construction through Social Media and Online Interaction
  • Hong Cun: Heritage Tourism in China
  • Marketing the Staycation: The Salience of the Local in Destination Branding
  • Segmenting the Rural Tourism Market: The Case of Potter County, Pennsylvania
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • To Lend is to Own: A Game Theoretic Approach to Evaluate eBook Lending Strategy
  • World Expo - The Development of Events in China

Refereed Published Articles

  • Larson, B., Jensen, R., Wang, Y. (2015). Wanted: Contagious Gameday Staff. Testing the Effect of Smiling on Fan Responses.. Services Marketing Quarterly, 37 (2), pp. 71-79.
  • Wang, Y., Dong, E. (2013). Travel Distance of Senior Tourists: An Application of the GIS Techniques. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 11 (1), pp. 36-42.
  • Dong, E., Wang, Y., Morais, D. (2013). Segmenting the Rural Tourism Market: The Case of Potter County, Pennsylvania. Journal of Vacation Marketing, 19 (2), pp. 186-198.
  • Jensen, R., , B., , L., Wang, Y. (2013). Looking at Corporate Shirt Sponsorship in Soccer from Both Sides of the Pond: Comparing Global Trends versus Major League Soccer. The Journal of Soccer and Society, 14 (1), pp. 1-10.
  • Jensen, R., Bowman, N., Wang, Y., Larson, B. (2012). New League, New Market, New Sponsorship: An Exploratory Study of Attitudes towards Shirt Sponsorship in Major League Soccer. Soccer and Society, 13 (4), pp. 536-554.
  • Jensen, R., Wang, Y., Bowman, N. (2012). New League, New Market, New Sponsorship: An Exploratory Study of Attitudes towards Shirt Sponsorship in Major League Soccer.. The Journal of Soccer and Society, 13 (4), pp. 536-554.
  • Chatterjee, P., Wang, Y. (2012). Online Comparison Shopping Behavior of Travel Consumers. Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality & Tourism, 13 (1), pp. 1-23.
  • Stumbo, N., Wang, Y., Pegg, S. (2011). Issues of access: What matters to people with disabilities as they seek leisure experiences. World Leisure Journal, 53 (2), pp. 91-103.
  • Zhang, Y., Wang, Y., Colucci, W., Wang, Z. (2011). The Paradigm Shift in Organizational Research. International Journal of Knowledge-Based Organizations, 1 (2), pp. 57-70.
  • Wang, Y., McGuire, F., Zhou, B. (2011). The Influence of Travel Experience on Mature Travelers’ Quality of Life. International Journal of Information Systems in the Service Sector, 3 (1), pp. 52-64.
  • Zhou, B., Hsu, J., Wang, Y. (2010). GIS and GPS Applications in Emerging Economies: Observation and Analysis of a Chinese Logistics Firm. International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change, 1 (3), pp. 45-61.
  • Wang, Y., Stumbo, N. (2009). Factors Affecting Quality of life for community-dwelling older adults with a disability: Implications for Therapeutic Recreation Practices and Research. Annual in Therapeutic Recreation, 17 pp. 18-30.
  • Wang, J., Xia, J., Hollister, K., Wang, Y. (2009). Comparative Analysis of International Education Systems. International Journal of Information Systems in the Service Sector, 1 (1), pp. 1-14.
  • Wang, Y., Zhang, Y., Xia, J., Wang, Z. (2008). Segmenting the Mature Travel Market by Motivation. International Journal of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies, 1 (2), pp. 193-209.
  • Jensen, R., Weston, S., Wang, Y. (2008). How do fans react when sports teams are named after corporations?. The Sport Journal, 11 (1), pp. 34-43.
  • Xia, J., Wang, J., Wang, Y., Xing, R. (2008). Stakeholder pressures and the global diffusion of the ISO 14001 initiative: A resource dependence perspective. International Journal of Sustainable Society, 1 (1), pp. 4-28.
  • Wang, Y. (2008). Physical activities and health-related quality of life in older adults: Findings from the BRFSS 2000. Annual in Therapeutic Recreation, 16 pp. 105-116.
  • Jensen, R., Wang, Y., Weston, S. (2008). How Do Fans React When Sports Teams Are Named After Corporations?. The Sport Journal, 11 (1), pp. Online.
  • Wang, Y., Norman, W., McGuire, F. (2005). A comparative study of leisure constraints perceived by mature and young travelers. Tourism Review International, 8 (3), pp. 263-279.

Books & Chapters Published

  • Wang, Y. (2010). Ageing Travel Market and Accessibility Requirements. (pp. 190-199). Bristol, UK: Channel View Publications.
  • Wang, Y., Weston, S., Lin, L., Kim, S. (2009). Segmenting the mature travel market with data mining tools. (pp. 1759-1764). : The Encyclopedia of Data Warehousing and Mining (2nd Ed.).
  • Kim, S., Lin, L., Wang, Y. (2009). Data mining applications in the hospitality industry. (pp. 406-410). : The Encyclopedia of Data Warehousing and Mining (2nd Ed.).

Published Proceedings

  • Wang, Y., Mukherjee, A. (2014). Healthcare Resort: An Integrated Approach to Re-model Healthcare Services. : Developments in Marketing Science: Proceedings of the Academy of Marketing Science. Refereed
  • Wang, Y., Zhang, L. (2013). College Students’ Perception of Tourism Destination Attributes. : Annals of the Society for Marketing Advances. Refereed
  • Wang, Y., Zhang, L. (2012). Market Segmentation Based on Travelers’ Perceived Destination Image: A Case Study of a Heritage Tourism Destination in China. : Annals of the Society for Marketing Advances. Refereed
  • Wang, Y., Weston, S. (2010). Day-Trippers and Overnight Travelers: An Exploratory Study of Welcome Center Visitors. : the Northeast Business & Economics Association (NBEA). Refereed
  • Kay, M., Wang, Y. (2010). Marketing the Staycation: The Salience of the Local in Destinations Branding. : the Northeast Business & Economics Association (NBEA).
  • Chatterjee, P., Wang, Y. (2010). Online Comparison Shopping Behavior of Travel Consumers. : Proceedings of the 2010 Northeast Business & Economics Association (NBEA). Refereed
  • Wang, Y., Stumbo, N. (2008). Quality of life for community-dwelling older adults with a disability. Baltimore, MD: National Recreation and Park Association Congress: 2008 Leisure Research Symposium (LRS). Refereed
  • Wang, Y. (2007). Life satisfaction and health perceived by mature travelers: An exploratory study of the past travel experience. Dallas, TX: Proceedings of 2007 International CHRIE Annual Conference. Refereed
  • Wang, Y. (2007). Segmenting the mature travel market by motivation. Dallas, TX: Proceedings of 2007 International CHRIE Annual Conference. Refereed