Mike Sciarini

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Professor and Department Chair

Office Address: 214C DeVos Center

Phone: 616-331-2104

Fax: 616-331-3115

Email: sciarinm@gvsu.edu

Teaching Areas/Interests:

HTM 222 - Intro to Lodging Management
HTM 253 - Convention Sales & Service
HTM 422 - Advanced Lodging Management
HTM 495 - Hospitality Management (Capstone)


B.A., Michigan State University
M.A., Michigan State University
Ph.D., Michigan State University


Dr. Mike Sciarini has more than 30 years of experience teaching, working in and/or continually learning about a variety of hospitality businesses, with a special interest and background in hotel operations.  Before joining the GVSU HTM Department in 2011, he served on the faculty of Michigan State University and held lodging operations and event management positions with Westin (now Starwood) Hotels and Winegardner and Hammons, Inc.  He has also worked with Pearson Higher Education Publishing, Great River Technologies and the American Hotel and Lodging Association's Educational Institute on the development of a variety of training and educational materials for the hospitality industry.


Co-author (along with Dr. Robert Woods of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas and Dr. Misty Johanson of DePaul University) of Managing Hospitality Human Resources, 5th edition.  Published in November 2011 by the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute.

Co-editor, Special Double Issue of the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education (Theme: Instructional Technology - Teaching to Engage Hospitality Students) set for Spring 2012 publication.

Named to the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality and Tourism (October 2011).

Sciarini has authored/co-authored more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles including:

Sciarini, M. and Borchgrevink, C. (2008). HB @ MSU: When and why?  Special Issue of the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education - Hospitality Management Program Selection: An International Perspective.  Volume 20, No. 3.

Cho, S., Woods, R., and Sciarini, M. (2006). How Hospitality Students Develop Perceptions of Potential Employers: A Post Internet Update.  Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly.  Volume 47, Number 2.