A. Scott Rood is assistant professor and assistant chair of the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Grand Valley State University.

He managed commercial recreation facilities for over 20 years.

He served on the State of Michigan’s Carnival-Amusement Safety Board, was vice-president of a convention and visitor’s bureau, is a former council member for the City of Norton Shores, and is a former president of the Resort and Commercial Recreation Association.

Rood is the cofounder and administrator of the Journal of Tourism Insights.