John C. Crotts, Ph. D., is a Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management in the School of Business at the College of Charleston located in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. Prior to this position, he lectured in the Advanced Business Programme 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, sales and negotiation strategy, and the management of cooperative alliances. He also serves as the North American Editor of Tourism Management.
Dr. Crotts is an active consultant with both large and small organizations most recently including Hyatt North America, Starbucks, the South Carolina Ports Authority, US Department of Energy, and the cities of Grand Island, LA and Charleston, SC.
Educated at Appalachian State, Minnesota State, and the University of Oregon, John earned a Ph. D. in Leisure Studies and Services from the University of Oregon in 1989.