Emerging scholar profile- Dr. Jun Wen
e-Review of Tourism Research
Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences at Texas A&M University
School of Business and Law
Dr Jun Wen is an early career researcher and lecturer at the School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University (ECU), Australia. Jun earned a PhD in hospitality management in August 2018 from the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Since beginning his PhD journey in 2014, Jun has honed his research aspirations through interactions with industry practitioners and in his personal work, daily life, and travel experiences. He has gradually developed his research identity with support from several research collaborators and mentors. Between 2018 and 2019, Jun published more than 20 peer-reviewed articles (including one in Chinese), including three that appeared in Tourism Management with several others in top-tier journals such as Current Issues in Tourism, Journal of Destination Marketing & Management, Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, Tourism Analysis, and Anatolia. Jun is especially proud of examining research questions in which he is personally invested; he believes that studying topics of genuine interest make the research journey highly rewarding and provide motivation to surmount any challenges a young scholar may face. Herein, Jun discusses his four main research interests in the context of several key articles published with support from his research mentors.