John C. Crotts


John C. Crotts is a Professor and former founding director then chair in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management in the School of Business at the College of Charleston. Prior to this position, he lectured in the Advanced Business Program on tourism subjects at Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand and was Director of the Center for Tourism Research and Development at the University of Florida. His research encompasses the areas of economic psychology, tourism marketing and sales strategy, and management of cooperative alliances. In 2011, he was ranked 33rd in research productivity worldwide in the top 6 hospitality and tourism management journals between 2001-2009 by Park, Phillips, Cantor and Abbott, and was recognized by Pearce as one of the 10 most influential scholars in tourism, marketing and psychology. In addition to serving as the founding editor of the International Journal of Culture, Tourism & Hospitality Research, he also serves on the editorial boards of 12 tourism research journals including the Journal of Travel Research, the Journal of Business Research, and the Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing.