Dr. Kara Wolfe


Schl of Hospitality and Agri Ldrs
Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
Schl of Hospitality and Agri Ldrs
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • PhD, Hospitality Management, Kansas State University
  • MS, Hospitality Management, Kansas State University
  • BS, Recreation, Emporia State University


  • HSP 490 Advanced Hospitality Leadership

Professional experience

  • Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism
  • Member of International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators (ISTTE)
  • Member of International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Educators (ICHRIE)
  • Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA) site visitor

Selected publications

  • Anderson, S., Olds, D., & Wolfe, K. (2021). The impact of a portion plate on plate waste in a university dining hall Journal of Foodservice Management & Education, 15, (2), 1-7.
  • O’Regan, A., & Wolfe, K. (2021) Assessing the Relationship Between Individual Diet Quality and Food Waste.  Nutrition today, 56(2), 85-88.
  • Merklin, E. & Wolfe, K. (2020). Assessing cultural intelligence and study abroad experiences of dietetics students and professionals.  Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 52(10), 964-969.
  • Wolfe, K. (2019). Enhancing the Emotional Intelligence of Students: Helping the Critical Few. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 19(3). https://doi.org/10.14434/josotl.v19i2.23750.
  • Wolfe, K. (2017). A Longitudinal Study of Hospitality Students’ Emotional Intelligence: Comparing High and Low Scores. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education, 29(2), 51-60.  JHTE Best Paper Award

Awards and honors

  • 2018 Best Paper Award Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education (JHTE), 2018
  • CC Wheeler Endowed Professor, 2013-2020