A. Scott Rood

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Assistant Chair and Assistant Professor

Office Address: 208C DeVos Center

Phone: 616-331-8712

Fax: 616-331-3115

Email: roodsc@gvsu.edu

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Professor Rood teaches the following courses:

HTM 213 - Introduction to Food and Beverage Management
HTM 235 - Tourism and Commercial Recreation Systems
HTM 452 - Hospitality and Tourism Marketing
HTM 495 - Hospitality Management (Capstone)


B.S., University of Michigan
M.P.A., Central Michigan University

Scott joined GVSU in 2005, after having been an adjunct instructor at three institutions.  He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and an MPA from Central Michigan University, and took additional M.Div. and Ph.D. graduate coursework.


Professor Rood has entrepreneurial experience in many facets of the industry.  He worked as General Manager, Operating Partner and Area Manager in the commercial recreation sector.  He has owned and managed various Big Apple Bagels cafe locations.  Scott has experience in the regulatory side of the industry serving on the State of Michigan's Carnival and Amusement Safety Board; and experience with the destination marketing organizations, as Vice President of the Grand Haven Visitor's Bureau.  He is a former President of the Resort and Commercial Recreation Association and a former Council Member for the City of Norton Shores, MI.


Professor Rood is Administrator of the "Journal of Tourism Insights."  He has been the author or co-author of 10 published peer-reviewed primary research manuscripts since 2010. His research has been published in "European Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation", "Journal of Foodservice Business Research", "Current Issues in Tourism", "Managing Leisure", "Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality and Tourism", "Journal of Tourism Insights", and "Problemy Jakosci".