Michael Scantlebury, Ph.D.

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Michael Scantlebury, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Office Address: 274C Richard M. DeVos Center - Pew Campus
Phone: (616) 331-52705
Email: [email protected]

Teaching Area:
HTM 101 - Introduction to the Hospitality and Tourism
HTM 375 - Hospitality and Tourism Research

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 U.S. 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.

B.A. in Geography, University of West Indies
Mona M.Phil. in Geography, University of West Indies Mona
Ph.D. in Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo, Canada
Certificate in Tourism Studies, University of Surrey, England
Certificate in University Teaching, University of Waterloo, Canada

Scholarship and Service:

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

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