John C. Crotts, Ph. D., is a Professor of 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 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, tourism marketing and sales strategy, and management of cooperative alliances.
In addition to serving as the North American regional editor of Tourism Management, 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.
Educated at Appalachian State University, Minnesota State University, and the University of Oregon, John holds a Ph.D. in Leisure Studies and Services from the University of Oregon.