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Nancy Scanlon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


HM 336


305-919-4775 (FIU)



Ph.D. in Urban Affairs & Public Policy - Sustainability, 2002
College Urban Affairs & Public Policy, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware

M.A. in Food History, 1997
College of Arts & Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware

B.A. in Fine Arts, 1970
College of Arts and Sciences, University of Connecticut , Storrs, Connecticut


  • Food & Beverage Management
  • Sustainabilty


  • Restaurant Management
  • Hospitality Facilities Management


  • Monday from 2:30:00 PM to 3:30:00 PM in HM 336
  • Wednesday from 2:00:00 PM to 3:00:00 PM in HM 336
  • Monday-Friday from 9:00:00 AM to 4:00:00 PM in by appointment


Published or Accepted Refereed Journal Publications

Scanlon, N., Fan, M. (May 1 2015). An Analysis of Sustainable Operating Practices in Miami, FL. Hotels & Resorts, Tourismos: An International Multidisciplinary Journal of Tourism. .

Scanlon, N. (May 15, 2015). Sustainability in Lodging: Why Measure Carbon Emissions, Hotel Business Review. (Week of May 15, 2015) .

Submitted Refereed Journal Publications

Scanlon, N. Catering Menu Management 4th edition. Submitted to John Wiley.

Scanlon, N. Catering Menu Management 3rd Edition. Submitted to John Wiley .

Scanlon, N. An Analysis And Assessment of Environmental Operating Practices In Hotels And Resorts. Submitted to University of Delaware.

Scanlon, N. An Analysis of Environmental Operating Practices in Hotel and Resort Properties. Submitted to International Journal of Hospitality Management.

Scanlon, N. Cross-cultural acceptance of locally grown agricultural products in a globally branded restaurant operation. Submitted to Journal of Foodservice Business Research.

Scanlon, N. Strategic Response Strategies to Climate Change Impacts on the Economic and Environmental Sustainability of Toursim Destinations. Submitted to Tourism Review International .

Scanlon, N. The Development of the Kitchen in the English Country House 1315 to 1864. Submitted to Journal of Culinary Science and Technology.

Scanlon, N. Quality Restaurant Service Guaranteed. Submitted to John Wiley.

Scanlon, N. Media-Minded Menu Trends. Submitted to National Culinary Review.

Scanlon, N. The Changing Menu Challenge. Submitted to The National Culinary Reivew.


Scanlon, N., Nancy, S. (2011-2012). Next: Sustainability Has Been Breached, United Nations Commission on Sustainable Decelopment. .

Scanlon, N., Nancy, S. (2011-2012). Sustainability: Is Your Company Ready?, International Hotel & Restaurant Show. New York, .

Scanlon, N., Nancy, S. (2010-2011). Collegiate Green Team Roundtable, InternationalCHRIE Conference. .

Scanlon, N., Nancy, S. (2010-2011). A Question of Ethics: Sustainability, Miracle Corners of the world Youth Leadership Retreat. .

Scanlon, N., Nancy, S. (2010-2011). The Impact of Climate Change on Tourism Destinations and Strategic Planning Demands, Africa Travel Association. .

Scanlon, N., Nancy, S. (2007-2008). Green Lodging Practices in US Hotels; A Comparison of Lodging Reports 2001 and 2004, EuroCHRIE Conference 2007 Leeds. ENG, .

Scanlon, N., Nancy, S. (2005-2006). Strategic Response Strategies to Climate Change Impacts on the Economic and Environmental Sustainability of Tourism Destinations , Pacific Asia Travel Association Western Regional Conference 2005. .

Scanlon, N. (2004-2005). Strategic Planning for Crisis Response, World Travel Market. ENG, .

Scanlon, N., Nancy, S. (2003-2004). Global Warming Impacts on Trouism, World Travel Market. ENG, .

Scanlon, N., Nancy, S. (2003-2004). Marketing McDonald's in Switzerland, International CHRIE Conference. .

Scanlon, N., Nancy, S. (2003-2004). Sustainable Tourism Development and the Environment, The International Scientific Conference. .

Scanlon, N., Nancy, S. (2003-2004). An Analysis and Assessment of the Impact of Environmental Operating Practices in Hotel and Resort Properties on Developing Countries, BEST Think Tank. .

Scanlon, N., Nancy, S. (2003-2004). Environmental Impacts by Hotels and Resorts, Second Global Summit on Peace Through Tourism. .

Scanlon, N. (2012-2013). Achieving Sustainable Tourism in Africa--Focus on Conservation & Communities, U.S-Africa Tourism Seminar . Washington, .

Scanlon, N. (2012-2013). Agrotourism & Sustainability , ATA's Annual World Congress 2012. .

Scanlon, N. (2012-2013). Sustainability in the Hospitality Curriculum , International CHRIE Conference 2012. .

Scanlon, N. (2012-2013). Sustainability... The Tipping Point Has Been Reached: The 5 Key Issues Facing the Global Hospitality Industry , Shrinking the Global Divide: Synergy, Service & Sustainability . .

Scanlon, N. (2012-2013). The Impact of Climate Change on the Sustainability of Tourism in Central and Southern African Satates, Tourism and Pro-Poor Sustainable Development in Sub-Saharan Africa and The Caribbean. .

Scanlon, N. (2012-2013). Hospitality: A Globally Diverse Marketplace, FIU Panel for Dov Seidman . .

Scanlon, N. (2012-2013). Sustainability: Designing for Your Vision Plan, Miracle Corners of the world Youth Leadership Retreat. .

Scanlon, N. (2012-2013). The Case of Sustainable Hotels in a Mediterranean Climate , Advance in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing Management . .

Scanlon, N. (2012-2013). Measuring Your Hotel's Carbon Footprint , American Hotel & Lodging Association-Engineering & Environment Meeting . .

Scanlon, N. (2015-2016). Is There An ROI On Being Environmentally Certified?, CHIEF: Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association. San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA, 10/03/2015.

Scanlon, N. (2015-2016). Sustainable Building Practices in the Caribbean, CHIEF: Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association. San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA, 10/02/2015.

Scanlon, N. (2015-2016). Miami: A City At Risk of Slipping Back Into the Sea, EuroCHRIE Conference. Manchester, GBR, 10/16/2015.

Scanlon, N., Chen, R. (2015-2016). Hospitality and Sustainability Research, 2015 International CHRIE Conference. Orlando, Florida, USA, 07/29/2015.

Scanlon, N. (2015-2016). Lodging Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report, AH&LA Sustainability Committee Fall 2015 Meeting. New York, New York, USA, 11/09/2015.

Scanlon, N. (2015-2016). Word into Action - Tourism Group, The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction. Orlando, Florida, USA, 12/17/2015.

Scanlon, N. (2015-2016). Sustainability Council 2016 Plan GMBHA, GMBHA Sustainability Council Meeting. Miami Beach, Florida, USA, 11/16/2015.

Scanlon, N. (2015-2016). Implementation of Triple Bottom Line: People, American Hotel & Lodging Assocaition Sustainability Committee. Miami, Florida, USA, February 8 to February 9, 2016.

Scanlon, N. (2015-2016). Human Trafficking in Tourism, UN Commission on the Status of Women. New York City, New York, USA, 03/18/2016.

Scanlon, Nancy, Scanlon, N., Duke, Walter (2015-2016). The Business Impacts of Sea Level Rise, 3rd Sea Level Rise Summitt: Florida Atlantic University. Boca Raton, Florida, USA, 05/04/2016.

Scanlon, N. (2015-2016). Sea Level Rise Risks to Tourism in South Florida, Sea Level Rise Institute Research Meeting. Miami, Florida, USA, 02/15/2016.

Scanlon, N. (2015-2016). The Revolution in Shakespeare's Kitchen, Taste of Shakespeare: Florida International University . North Miami, Florida, USA, 02/09/2016.

Scanlon, N., Nancy Scanlon (2015-2016). Miami At Risk in the Tropics, United Nations International Day of the Tropics. New York City, New York, USA, 06/29/2016.


Dr. Nancy Loman Scanlon is an Associate Professor at the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Florida International University, an author of numerous books and articles and a leader in the application and research of sustainable operating practices and climate change adaptation for the hospitality industry.

Dr. Scanlon has over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry and education. Her experience includes an active industry career, both operations and corporate, with hotel companies such as Hilton Hotels, Interstate Hotels and Marriott International. In the role of Corporate Director of Food & Beverage Services for Interstate Hotels, Nancy was responsible for developing corporate food and beverage training programs for management, line staff and catering sales across the United States.  In a consulting capacity for Marriott Hotels International, Nancy facilitated corporate catering sales and developed culinary certification programs.  She is the author of several hospitality industry books published by John Wiley & Sons that include Catering Management, Marketing by Menu, Quality Restaurant Service Guaranteed, Restaurant Management and Food & Beverage Management.  In the area of ‘Green Lodging Practices’ she is the author of “An Analysis and Assessment of Environmental Operating Practices in Hotels and Resorts” and numerous articles on topics related to sustainability in the hospitality industry. Currently she is writing Sustainable Lodging Practices for Prentice Hall Publishers to be released in 2011.

Dr. Scanlon’s research focuses on climate change impacts and adaptation on tourism destinations and environmental management guidelines for hotels and resorts. She has served as Assistant Provost and Dean of the Hospitality, Resort & Culinary Management Division of Paul Smiths College, and as a faculty member in the hospitality and tourism management programs at New York University, Washington State University and the University of Hawaii. She holds a PhD in Public Policy and a Masters Degree from the University of Delaware. Her Bachelor’s Degree is from the University of Connecticut.  

Dr. Scanlon is a co-chair of the Sustainability Committee for the American Hotel and Lodging Association and a frequent speaker at travel and tourism related conferences. Most recently she spoke at the International CHRIE Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the Africa Travel Association, Tanzania, the ITB Berlin Travel Conference and the World Travel Market in London, England on global tourism trends, green lodging operations and sustainable travel. For the United Nations Nancy has represented the NGO Pathways to Peace and served on the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, Geneva.  Dr. Scanlon is an advisory board member of the organization Miracle Corners of the World and chair of Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association Sustainability Council.  For the International Council of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education, Nancy previously chaired the special interest group Environmental Hospitality Issues and has committee responsibilities for International CHRIE.

On a personal level, Nancy travels widely, to China in 2014, 2013, 2011 and 2009, where she taught at Florida International University’s Tianjin, China campus for the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. In 2008, while participating in the Africa Tourism Association conference in Tanzania, she visited Miracle Corner of the World community centers in Arusha and Songea. In summer 2010, Nancy traveled to Greece and explored the Island of Chios in the Aegean Sea. Africa is on her agenda again for 2011 when she will visit the community development efforts of Miracle Corners of the World in Rwanda and Zambia. Photography is Nancy’s way of raising awareness of the needs of children in the poorest areas of the world. Her photography exhibit, “Cecily’s Children: The Orphans of Zambia” has been well received.

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