Gail Zemmol

Affiliate Professor
Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management


276C DeVos Center
Grand Valley State University
401 W. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI  49504

TEL: (616) 331-8866
FAX: (616) 331-3115


B.A. in Special Education/Elementary Education, Michigan State University
M.A. in Educational Administration, Michigan State University
Ed. S. in Educational Leadership, Grand Valley State University (in progress)


Professor Zemmol mentors students in the areas of Lodging and Meeting and Event Management

HTM 190 - Field Preparation
HTM 240 - Intro to Meeting and Event Planning
HTM 323 - Festival and Special Event Management
HTM 343 - Human Resources Management



Professor Zemmol began her commercial recreation career working at a number of summer camps through her high school and college years.  Once graduated from college, she taught learning disabled and emotionally impaired students in a high school resource room.  She then traveled to Ecuador, South America where she volunteered and worked for the U.S. Peace Corps.  Gail recently completed a 12 year career as the Ambassador of Phun at the Double JJ Resort in Rothbury, Michigan. 


  • Former Council Member, Village of Rothbury
  • Former Member of the Planning Commission, Village of Rothbury
  • Active Member, "Sandy Corely Memorial Run", a motorcycle cancer run that has donated more than $1 million to the Hackley Cancer Center in Muskegon, Michigan
  • Member, Habitat for Humanity trips, including a trip to Ghana, South America

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