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Dr. Scarinci has over 25 years of teaching, research, and administrative experience in 5 countries on 3 continents.  She has served as Professor, Department Chair and Director of a Hospitality and Tourism Institute in the United States. She also has over 11 years of hospitality and tourism industry experience in Florida, Sicily and Bermuda.  

Research

She is passionate about the environmental-sustainable aspects of hospitality businesses in the tropics. She has partnered with colleagues in Singapore and Cairns to produce three studies on graduate employability skills in the tropics.  The outcome of this research initiative has led to two peer reviewed book chapters and a peer reviewed abstract at the BEMA Conference in 2022.  One book chapter was published by Sage Publiations in 2023 in the Sage Handbook for Graduate Employability. The second book chapter, A New WOrld during COVID-19: employabiity skills in tourism, hospitality and events, was published in 2022 with Apple Press in the Domestic Tourism and Hospitality Management:  issues, scope and challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

  

 

Leadership

Janice began at JCU in 2018 as the Coordinator of the Masters of International Tourism, Hospitality Management at JCU.  Upon her arrival, she was asked to lead the development of a new Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism, Hospitality and Events (BTHE) to be offered on three Campuses (Cairns, Brisbane and Singapore) .  She developed partnerships with industry in Cairns and developed an Executive Mentorship Program which provided 100% job placement.  Janice led the collaboration across all levels of the College, Division, recruitment, marketing, and engagement. Janice made a significant contribution to the organisational unit by participating as a facilitator of the Tourism and Hospitality Hackathon with industry professionals to develop the BTHE & MITHM curriculum.  She also played a significant role within the discipline by being the principal investigator for over $120,000 in grants to develop international programs in Indonesia.  As a result, Janice was awarded the highest honour by the University of Florida as a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame in 2020.  

Professional Development and Certifications

  • JCU (CEE) Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, August, 2023
  • JCU Graduate Research School (GRS) HDR Recruitment and Scholarships, August 2023
  • HERDSA Workshop, Exploring Nudging Protocol, July 2023
  • JCU Center for Educational Advancement (CEE) Chat GPT Workshop, July 2023
  • JCU (LTSE/CEE) Gen AI Assessment Workshop, July 2023
  • Advance HE Fellowship Workshop, March 2023
  • JCU (LTE/CEE), Artificial Intelligence, January 2023
  • JCU Teaching and Learning Workshop, JCUA, T&L Strategies for Cultural Diversity, 2023
  • HERDSA Online SIG Reducing Cognitive Surplus, October, 2022
  • HERDSA Queensland, Coffee Break Opportunitites for Open Access, September, 2022
  • Griffith University, The University of Queensland and the University of Sunshine Coast "Tourism Symposium on Sustainable Tourism Develpment Post-COVID-19", June 2021
  • HDR Advisor Training: Ongoing with GRS at JCU, 2018 to present
  • Research Ethics Training Online, 2021 to present
  • Supporting our Supervisors (SoS) Workshop with GRS, 2021
  • Thinkwell Research Workshops 2020, 2021, 2023
  • National Society of Experiential Education (NSEE) Conference, St. Pete, Florida, 2017
    • NSEE Certification in the Basics and Assessment 101, 2017
    • NSEE Certification in Outcomes Assessment in Experiential Education, 2017 
    • 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
Interests
Professional
  • Mentorship Programs
  • International Collaborations
  • International Exchange Programs
  • Faculty Led International Programs
  • Developing Industry Connection
  • Internship Programs
Research
  • Sustainable tourism and lodging
  • Guest satisfaction, motivation and marketing
  • Employability Skills and Job Ready Graduates
  • The effects of international travel on employable skills
  • Sustainable Lodging Programs
  • Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
  • Wellness Programs, personal and professional development
Teaching
  • Professional and Academic Skills for Business
  • Professional Placement/Internship
  • Business Communication
  • Introduction to hospitality, tourism and event management
  • Current Issues in hospitality and tourism
  • Sustainable hospitality and tourism
Experience
  • 2018 to present - 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)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2022 - New Columbo Plan Mobility Grant $99,000
  • 2021 - New Columbo Plan Mobility Grant $16, 500
  • 2020 - Collaborative Research Grant JCUA and JCUS $5,000
  • 2023 - Research Honorarium, James Cook University Singapore (JCUS) SGD2,300.00 Honorarium to participate and present research at the World Tourism Day event at JCUS
  • 2020 to 2021 - University of Florida Alumni Hall of Fame Recipient
  • 2017 to 2018 - Distinguished Educator, Southern Utah University,
  • 2017 to 2018 - Curriculum Innovative Grant, Southern Utah University
  • 2016 to 2017 - Recipient of Red Handed Award Fall, SUU T-Fit
  • 2016 to 2017 - SUU Influencer Award, Southern Utah University, Division of Student Affairs
  • 2015 - Nominated as Director of Young Skål , Long Island
  • 2015 - Nominated for the University of Florida, Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame
  • 2012 to 2013 - Rotary International Change Maker Award
  • 2012 to 2013 - Faculty Excellence Award, Northwood University, Florida,
  • 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 - Hospitality Organization of Students (HOST) Club Advisor, Awarded Organization of the Year
  • 2003 to 2004 - Allied Member of the Year, Palm Beach County Hotel & Lodging Association, Florida
  • 1998 - Best Paper Award, CHRIE, Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education
  • 1997 - Best Paper Award, CAUTHE, International Tourism Research Conference
  • 1996 to 1997 - Australian Bed & Breakfast Council (ABBC)
  • 1995 to 1996 - Asia Pacific Tourism Association
  • 1995 to 1996 - Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship $28,000
Memberships
  • CAUTHE, Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education
  • 2018 - Skål International, Cairns
  • 2017 - National Society of Experiential Education (NSEE)
  • 2013 - Serve on the Editorial Board, Journal of Tourism Research
  • 2000 - American Hotel & Lodging Association
  • 2023 - HERDSA, Queensland Executive Board Appointment
  • 2023 - HERDSA, SIG Online Engagement in Higher Education
  • 2011 to 2018 - Club Mangers Association of America
  • 2015 to 2017 - Southern Utah University Women’s Network, Nominated Social Chair
  • 2015 - Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • 2014 to 2015 - Long Island Hospitality and Leisure Association
  • 2014 to 2015 - New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association
  • 2014 to 2015 - Skål International, Long Island, Nominated, Director of Long Island Young Skål
  • 2003 to 2013 - Palm Beach County Work Force Partnership Committee
  • 2000 to 2013 - National Restaurant Association
  • 2000 to 2013 - Palm Beach County Hotel & Lodging Association
  • 1997 to 2013 - CHRIE, Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education
Other
  • 2013 - Article reviewed for the Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research
  • 2023 - Editorial Advisory Board, CABI Book "Building human capital in tourism and hospitality. Perspectives from theory and practice"
  • 2023 - Master's Thesis Reviewer Western Sydney University
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