Carson College of Business Faculty Directory

Carson College Directory

Demi Deng

Technical Assistant Ii
Hospitality Business Management


Phone: (509) 335-8801


  • PhD
  • MBA (Washington State University)
  • MA (Auckland University of Technology)
  • BA (China Agricultural University)

Demi Deng

Demi Deng is a Ph.D. Candidate in Hospitality Business Management at Washington State University (WSU), Pullman, Washington. Her research interests are in F&B, wine and beverage, restaurant management, and hospitality management. Before stepping into academia, Demi was an experienced professional in the hospitality industry, with expertise in food and beverage operations, wine and beverage service, and restaurant management. She has held various positions in luxury hotels, including a Corporate Management Trainee, Sommelier, and F&B Outlets Manager. Demi is also a certified sommelier, barista, and tea professional. Her industry experience shaped her teaching technique, trying to guide students to learn and think critically as a global hospitality leader. She has taught five distinctive undergraduate courses and received decent evaluations from students.

Research Interests

culinary tourism
food and wine
hospitality and tourism marketing
social media

Teaching Interests

beverage management
food and beverage management
hospitality business management
hospitality operational analysis