Robert Robins

Robert Robins


Affiliate Professor
Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management

278C DeVos Center
Grand Valley State University
401 W. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

TEL: (616) 331-8867
FAX: (616) 331-3115
Email: robinsr@gvsu.edu

TEACHING AREAS:
HTM 213 - Introduction to Food and Beverage Management
HTM 250 - Food Production and Kitchen Management
HTM 268 - Adventure Tourism
HTM 333 - Hospitality Facilities Management
HTM 368 - Geortourism

EXPERIENCE:
Professor Robins has spent over 30 years in the hospitality industry, notably as an Executive Chef for a number of West Michigan restaurants and clubs, and as a private Club Manager. He earned his Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation from the Club Managers Association of America in 1997. Robert also holds the Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE), and C.A.R.E. Instructor designations from the American Hotel and Lodging Association.

Robert is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, as well as an Expedition Level One Tri-Mix diver. Robert is also an instructor in CPR, AED, Wilderness First Aid and Oxygen Provider for the American Red Cross, Divers Alert Network and Emergency First Responders. Robert also enjoys sailing, particularly Tall Ship Schooners and holds a 100 Ton Captains License in the Merchant Marines. When not sailing, Robert likes to go kayaking, camping, climbing and is a licensed private pilot with a complex airplane rating.

EDUCATION:
A.A. in Business Management, Northwood University (Cum Laude)
B.B.A. in Business Management, Northwood University (Magna Cum Laude)
M.S.A in Recreation and Park Administration, Central Michigan University
M.Ed. in Education Technology, Grand Valley State University
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Central Michigan University