College of Health and Human Performance

Janice Scarinci (BSRPT ’91, MSRPT ’94)

Professor, Department Chair, and Director of a Hospitality and Tourism Institute

Janice Scarinci (BSRPT ’91, MSRPT ’94)

Dr. Janice Scarinci earned her master’s degree from UF in 1994 and her bachelor’s degree in 1991. Inspired by her professors at UF, Dr. Scarinci pursued her Ph.D. in tourism at James Cook University (JCU) in North Queensland, Australia, on a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship.

Dr. Scarinci has taught hospitality and tourism in five countries on three continents and has more than 20 years of academic experience as a department chair and director of a hospitality and tourism institute. Dr. Scarinci earned the Distinguished Educator Award in 2017 and the Faculty Excellence Award in 2004 and 2012. She was also awarded the Curriculum Innovative Grant for the advancement of international experiential education. Dr. Scarinci is currently developing tourism, hospitality and event degrees at JCU in North Queensland, Australia.

Dr. Scarinci has more than 11 years of hospitality and tourism industry experience in Florida, Sicily and Bermuda. She worked for the Breakers Resort, the City of Palm Beach Gardens and the U.S. Navy’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Department. Dr. Scarinci has been honored by the hospitality industry as the Allied Member of the Year from the Palm Beach County Hotel & Lodging Association, the Change Maker Award from Rotary International, and the Outstanding Citizen Award by the Mayor of West Palm Beach for outstanding service to the community and the university.

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