Kwanglim Seo

Kwanglim Seo

Kwanglim Seo

Contact Information:

Kwanglim Seo
  • Associate Professor of Travel Industry Management
  • Director of the Master of Science in Travel Industry Management (MS-TIM) Program
School of Travel Industry Management
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
2560 Campus Road, George Hall 217
Honolulu, HI 96822
United States of America


(808) 956-4884


(808) 956-5378

Kwanglim Seo, is an Associate Professor in Hospitality at the School of Travel Industry Management at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. His areas of expertise are hospitality finance and strategic management.

Dr. Seo’s research interests lie primarily in the areas of strategic decision-making and its impact spanning both hospitality and tourism research. He was also actively involved in several interdisciplinary research projects funded by USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) and SSRI (Social Science Research Institute). 

Dr. Seo received his Ph.D. in Hospitality Management from The Pennsylvania State University; and M.S. in International Hospitality Management from University of Strathclyde.

Prior to joining the TIM School, Dr. Seo has taught finance and accounting-related courses such as Hospitality Financial Management, Hospitality Financial Accounting, and Hospitality Managerial accounting at Pennsylvania State University. In addition to his teaching experience, Dr. Seo has international industry experience. He worked with Holiday Inn Hotel in Glasgow, U.K., the Accor hotel in Tenerife, Spain, and the Riviera Hotel in Daejeon, Korea.

Awards & Honors

Creative Eateries Singapore Endowed Faculty Fellow, University of Hawaii, Manoa