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Michelle Scarpino-Johns

Visiting Assistant Professor


Profile Biography Courses

Academic Background

  • Ph.D., University of Wollongong, AUS, Management, 2015
  • M.S., Universidad del País Vasco / EHU, SPAIN, Economic Integration, 2010
  • M.S., Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences, 2008
  • B.A., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, TX, Communications and Media Studies, 2004

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Prior to joining Farmer School of Business, Michelle taught in the management field at the University of Wollongong in Australia. Michelle has also worked as researcher and International Project Leader at CICtourGUNE tourism and technology center in San Sebastian, Spain, and served as the Public Relations Specialist and Proposal Production Coordinator for Hernandez Engineering (NASA subcontractor in Houston, Texas) in the years prior.

Recent Publications

  • Scarpino, M. & Gretzel, U. (2014).Conceptualising Organisational Resilience in Tourism Disaster and Crisis Management. In Ritchie, B.W. and Campiranon, K. (Eds), Tourism Crisis and Disaster Management in the Asia-Pacific.
  • Shao, J., Scarpino, M., Lee, Y. & Gretzel, U. (2012). Media-Induced Voluntourism in Yunnan, China. Tourism Review International, 15(3), 277-292.

Areas of Expertise

  • Organizational resilience and disaster/crisis management
  • Organizational behavior
  • Tourism industry development and sustainability