Dr. Michael Scantlebury

Associate Professor
Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management

274C DeVos Center
 Grand Valley State University
401 W. Fulton Street
 Grand Rapids, MI  49504

 Phone:  (616) 331-2705
 FAX:  (616) 331-3115
 E-mail:  scantlem@gvsu.edu

 
EDUCATION:

B.A. in Geography, University of West Indies Mona
M.Phil. in Geography, Univeristy of West Indies Mona
Ph.D. in Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo, Canada


Certificate in Tourism Studies from the University of Surrey in England
Certificate in University Teaching from the University of Waterloo, Canada

TEACHING AREAS/INTERESTS:


Professor Scantlebury mentors students in the areas of Tourism Management.

HTM 101 - Introduction to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
HTM 202 - International Tourism
HTM 253 - Convention Sales and Service
HTM 368 - Geotourism
HTM 375 - Hospitality and Tourism Research

EXPERIENCE:

Dr. Scantlebury is an Associate Professor in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Prior to joining Grand Valley State University, he was on the faculty of the Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida.  Previously he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Applied Human Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and was a seasonal lecturer at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.

Dr. Scantlebury has worked in travel and tourism since 1985.  His career began as a research officer for the Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA).  Throughout his career he also served the organization as a marketing manager and relocated to New York City as manager of US Operations.  His last position with the BTA was as Vice President of Marketing and Sales.  At other times in his career, he was a consultant with Ernst & Young and managed the regional tourism consulting practice for Coopers & Lybrand (Caribbean) Consultants Inc.  He has extensive tourism consulting experience in the Caribbean and has also conducted assignments in Ontario, Canada.

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Community-enterprise relationships in heritage tourism
  • Barriers to heritage tourism development


 

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