Human Sciences Professor Receives Fulbright Award
Ben Goh will serve as a lecturer at Bangkok University in Thailand, focusing on tourism and hospitality.
Written by Melanie Hess
While in Thailand, Goh will teach graduate students about financial and operational management in the service industry.
Texas Tech Department of Nutrition, Hospitality and Retailing professor Ben Goh was recently awarded the 2012-2013 Fulbright Scholar Program grant to serve as a lecturer at Bangkok University in Thailand.
Goh’s project focuses on tourism and hospitality management education in Thailand. While overseas, he will teach financial and operational management in the service industry for graduate students, and innovation and change management in the service industry.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to teach at Bangkok University this fall,” he said. “New courses and teaching in a totally different cultural environment will definitely be an interesting experience.”
Goh said he chose Thailand because it is one of the top tourist destinations in the world, making his course material highly applicable.
Next fall, roughly 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the citizens of the U.S. and residents of other countries.
College of Human Sciences
The College of Human Sciences at Texas Tech University provides multidisciplinary education, research and service focused on individuals, families and their environments for the purpose of improving and enhancing the human condition.
The college offers a Bachelor of Science degree with disciplines in:
- Apparel Design and Manufacturing
- Community, Family, and Addiction Services
- Early Childhood
- Family and Consumer Sciences
- Human Development and Family Studies
- Interior Design
- Nutritional Sciences
- Personal Financial Planning
- Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management
The college also offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.