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Cherry Brewer

Cherry Brewer

College of Business

School of Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Sport Management, and Hospitality and Tourism Management

Contact Information

Email: brewerp@wcu.edu
Phone: 828.227.3386
Office: 226-I Forsyth Building
Pronouns: Dr.

Biography

Prawannarat Brewer (Cherry) received her doctorate from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 2017. She was born and raised in Thailand, worked and studied in Australia, France, and finally settled down in the United States. She worked as a university lecturer and a program coordinator for the U.S. Department of State Global Sports Mentoring Program which its objectives are to promote leadership, diversity, and inclusion in sports for women and people with disabilities.<br><br>Dr. Brewer has had many industrial experiences in hospitality management, especially event planning and restaurant service. Her recent research focuses on restaurant marketing through social media and inclusion and diversity in the travel industry.<br><br>She lives with her husband, Larry, in Asheville, NC. She loves dogs, cooking, and traveling.

Education

  • Ph D, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management
  • MA, Universit√© de Perpignan - Via Domitia, France, Tourism Management
  • MBA, Silpakorn University, Thailand, Hotel & Tourism Management
  • BA, Silpakorn University, Thailand, Art History

Teaching Interests

Tourism & Hospitality Management, especially Food and Beverage or Restaurant Management, Event Planning, and Customer Service Psychology

Research Interests

Consumer behaviors, Hospitality marketing, Technologies for Hospitality and Tourism Businesses, Diversity and Inclusion Services in Hospitality and Tourism Industry

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