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Assistant Professor in the Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management, UF. 

Dr. Yao-Chin Wang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management at the University of Florida. Before joining the University of Florida, he taught at Xiamen University in China and the University of Arkansas. Dr. Wang is originally from Taiwan. He studied well-being for his master thesis, love for his dissertation, and is now focusing on mindfulness research in both management and marketing, especially on how applications of artificial intelligence and technology experiences would be utilized to support human mindfulness. Dr. Wang is a recipient of several awards and honors, such as the W. Bradford Wiley Memorial Best Research Paper of the Year Award from ICHRIE and the Global 25 Most Influential Educators in Hospitality for 2021 by International Hospitality Institute. He is trained by Buddhist Venerable Huiming Shi with Donghua Chan, which is taught by Chan Master Wanxing Shi who is abbot of the Donghua Chan Temple in China. Dr. Wang is the lead author of the article, "Travel for mindfulness through Zen retreat experience: A case study at Donghua Zen Temple," published on Tourism Management.