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Cai Hired as NMSU Assistant Professor

LAS CRUCES -- Liping Cai began work July 15 as an assistant professor with New Mexico State University's hospitality and tourism services program in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences .

During the fall semester, Cai will teach courses about domestic and international tourism issues, and the travel and tourism services industry. He also will represent NMSU at the Council for Hospitality and Restaurant Industry Education (CHRIE) conference in August. At the conference, Cai will present two tourism research papers and participate in a panel discussion about research methods.

Cai comes to NMSU from Purdue University where he served as a tourism instructor while completing his doctorate in hotel/restaurant tourism management. He also holds a master's degree in business administration from Michigan State University and a bachelor's in English and American literature. He received his associate's degree as the first student in China's first tourism school.

In college, Cai was selected as Outstanding Doctoral Student. He also was a member of Purdue's Society for International Scholars chapter, the CHRIE council and the Society of Travel and Tourism Educators.