Pei Zhang

Assistant Professor

Pei.Zhang@uky.edu
Phone (859) 257-4917

304c Erikson Hall
Lexington KY 40506-0050

Professional Profile

Dr. Pei Zhang earned her Ph.D. degree in Hospitality Management from University of South Carolina. Her research work extends to both consumer and supplier/stakeholder sides. Dr. Zhang's research mainly focuses on value co-creation in tourism and hospitality, including guest co-creation experience using peer-to-peer accommodation, co-creation behavior among different stakeholders in tourism and hospitality system. She is also interested in tourist/guest experience, tourism shopping and rural tourism. Before joining UK, she was involved in several funded research projects focusing on economic development through tourism and hospitality in rural areas.

Education

Ph.D. in Hospitality Management, University of South Carolina, August 2017 Dissertation: Co-creation experience: Measurement development and influence on value in sharing economy;

M.S. in International Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of South Carolina, August 2013;

B.S. in International Business and Economics, Wuhan University of Science & Technology, June 2009