Dr. Janice Scarinci earned her Ph.D. in Tourism at James Cook University in North Queensland, Australia on a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship.  Dr. Scarinci has taught Hospitality and Tourism in 5 countries on 3 continents and has over 20 years of academic experience as a Department Chair and Director of a Hospitality and Tourism Institute. She also has over 11 years of hospitality and tourism industry experience in Florida, Sicily and Bermuda.  Her research interests include, guest satisfaction, motivation and marketing, sustainable tourism and lodging and the effects of international travel on employable skills and experiential learning.  She has published in peer reviewed journals, presented at international conferences and has published book chapters on these topics.

Janice earned the Distinguished Educator Award in 2017 from Southern Utah University, and the Faculty Excellence awards from Northwood University in 2012 and 2004.  Janice is certified by the National Society of Experiential Education on the development of flipped classes and online and blended learning.  Janice was awarded the Curriculum Innovative Grant at Southern Utah University for the advancement of international experiential education.

Janice has published in ERA publications and was awarded “best paper” at two international conferences in Australia and the United States with refereed scholarly papers.  She has completed over 44 applied research and scholarly projects and was awarded over $200,000 in competitive international grants and scholarships.  Janice has been honoured by the hospitality industry by being the recipient of the “Allied Member of the Year” from the Palm Beach County Hotel & Lodging Association, the “Change Maker Award” from Rotary International, and the “Outstanding Citizen Award” by the Mayor of West Palm Beach for outstanding service to the community and the university.


  • BU1105: Professional and Academic Skills for Business (Level 1; TSV)
  • BU1805: Professional and Academic Skills for Business (Level 1; TSV)
  • TO2118: Professional Practice 1 (Level 2; CNS)
  • TO2119: Professional Practice 2 (Level 2; CNS)
  • TO5520: Professional Placement/Internship (Level 5; CNS)
  • • CAUTHE, Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education • National Society of Experiential Education (NSEE), Member, 2017 to present • Southern Utah University Women’s Network, Nominated Social Chair, 2015-2017 • Skål International, Long Island, Nominated, Director of Long Island Young Skål , 2014 - 2015 • Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau, 2014 – 2015 • New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association 2014 – 2015 • Long Island Hospitality and Leisure Association 2014-2015 • Serve on the Editorial Board, Journal of Tourism Research, 2013 • Article reviewed for the Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 2013 • Palm Beach County Work Force Partnership Committee, 2003- 2013 • Club Mangers Association of America, 2011 - present • Palm Beach County Hotel & Lodging Association, 2000 – 2013 • CHRIE, Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education, 1997-2013 • National Restaurant Association, 2000 - 2013 • American Hotel & Lodging Association, 2000 - present • Australian Bed & Breakfast Council (ABBC), Board Member, 1996-1997 • Asia Pacific Tourism Association, 1995-1996 • National and Florida Parks and Recreation Association, 1991- 1995 • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 1991-1995
  • Professional Development and Certifications: • National Society of Experiential Education (NSEE) Conference, St. Pete, Florida, 2017 • NSEE Certification in the Basics and Assessment 101, 2017: Identifying, Understanding & Applying Outcomes Assessment in Experiential Education • NSEE Certification, Reflection, 2017 • National Society of Experiential Education (NSEE) Conference, Park City, 2017 • NSEE Certification, Principles, 2017 • NSEE Certification: Service-Learning, 2017 • Lilly Conference on Evidenced-Based Teaching and Learning in California, 2017 • Intermountain Consortium of Teaching and Learning Conference, UVU, 2017 • Over 37 hours of professional development, Center of Excellence in Teaching and Learning, SUU, 2017 • Certified Master Gardener, University of Florida, IFAS, Extension Office, 2013 • Certified Florida Friendly Landscape, University of Florida, IFAS, Extension Office, 2013 • Certified Wildlife Habitat, National Wildlife Federation, 2013 • BlackBoard Training Workshop, Northwood University, 2006 - 2013 • Online Teaching Certificate, Educational Teleconsortium of Michigan, 2009 • Critical Thinking Workshop, Northwood University, 2005 • SMART Technology Master’s Program Seminar, Northwood University, 2005 • Critical Thinking Seminar, Northwood University, 2004 • Certified Leisure Professional (CLP), National Recreation & Park Association, 1994 • National Aerobics, Dance, Exercise Instructor's Training Association, 1993 • Adult & Pediatric Heartsaver, Lifeguarding, American Red Cross, 1992/93 • Masters Management Training, University of Florida, 1992 • Water Safety Aid, Lifesaving, CPR, First Aid, American Red Cross, 1992 • Supervisor Skill Building, International City Management Association, 1991
  • SKAL International
  • Guest satisfaction, motivation and marketing Sustainable tourism and lodging and The effects of international travel on employable skills and experiential learning
  • Introduction to hospitality, tourism and event management Sustainable hospitality and tourism Current Issues in hospitality and tourism
  • 2018 to 2019 - Coordinator of BTHE and MITHM Degrees, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2015 to 2018 - Professor, Southern Utah Univesrity (Utah)
  • 2016 to 2017 - Director Center for Excellence for Teaching and Learning, Southern Utah University (Utah)
  • 2014 to 2015 - Director of the Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Management, St. Joseph's College (New York)
  • 2014 to 2015 - Professor and Department Chair, St. Joseph's College (New York)
  • 2000 to 2013 - Professor and Chair of Department, Northwood University (Florida)
  • 2011 - Visiting Professor, Bond University (Australia)
  • 2003 - Visiting Professor, Hotel Institute Montreux (Switzerland)
  • 1997 to 1999 - Lecturer Level B, Western Sydney University (Australia)
  • 1993 to 1994 - Lecturer, University of Florida (Florida)
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Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2020 to 2021 - University of Florida Alumni Hall of Fame Recipient
  • 2019 to 2020 - Awarded Research Collaboration Grant, JCUA and JCUS
  • 2017 to 2018 - Distinguished Educator, Southern Utah University,
  • 2017 to 2018 - Curriculum Innovative Grant, Southern Utah University
  • 2016 to 2017 - SUU Influencer Award, Southern Utah University, Division of Student Affairs
  • 2016 to 2017 - Recipient of Red Handed Award Fall, SUU T-Fit
  • 2015 - Nominated for the University of Florida, Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame
  • 2015 - Nominated as Director of Young Skål , Long Island
  • 2012 to 2013 - Faculty Excellence Award, Northwood University, Florida,
  • 2012 to 2013 - Rotary International Change Maker Award
  • 2011 to 2012 - Fulbright Scholarship Finalist, Council for International Exchange of Scholars
  • 2010 to 2011 - WOW NU Award, Northwood University, Florida
  • 2007 to 2008 - Outstanding Citizen Award, Northwood University, Florida
  • 2004 to 2005 - Faculty Excellence Award, Northwood University, Florida
  • 2003 to 2004 - Allied Member of the Year, Palm Beach County Hotel & Lodging Association, Florida
  • 2003 to 2004 - Hospitality Organization of Students (HOST) Club Advisor, Awarded Organization of the Year
  • 1998 - Best Paper Award, CHRIE, Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education
  • 1997 - Best Paper Award, CAUTHE, International Tourism Research Conference

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