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Mark Beattie

Scholarly Assistant Professor - Career


Phone: (425) 405-1751


  • PhD (Gonzaga University)
  • MBA (Gonzaga University)
  • BA (Washington State University)
  • Other (Yakima Valley College)

Mark Beattie

Dr. Beattie is a Scholarly Assistant Professor with the Carson College of Business School of Hospitality Business Management at Washington State University Everett. Dr. Beattie teaches a full range of hospitality coursework, including managed services and human resources. Nearly all his courses are designed using hybrid and online course delivery with experience in designing over 20 courses. He has taught and researched internationally in Switzerland, Malawi, Tanzania, and Saudi Arabia. In 2023, he was inducted into the WSU Teaching Academy and serves on numerous committees at the college and university level. Dr. Beattie has over 20 publications and conference proceedings to his credit including publications in Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Cases, The International Journal of Higher Education and Democracy, and The International Journal of Servant-Leadership. Dr. Beattie is a reviewer for the Hospitality and Tourism Graduate Student Education and Research Conference and is an Assistant Editor for Narrative Magazine. Dr. Beattie has over 30 years of experience in the Hospitality Industry with 20 of those years in management positions with restaurants, hotel food and beverage operations, and managed services. He has served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic and Students Affairs on the WSU Everett campus where he currently serves as the Academic Director for the Carson College of Business.

Research Interests

English as a second language practice in hospitality settings
community support for tourism development
culinary tourism
farm-to-table implementation in senior living communities
food and wine
food safety/sanitation
hospitality and tourism marketing
hospitality curriculum
hospitality education
unconscious bias
wage policies in restaurants

Teaching Interests

beverage management
food and beverage management
food and beverage strategies
hospitality business management
hospitality innovation management
hospitality operational analysis
human resource management
human resource planning
introduction to hospitality
introduction to management
leadership skills
managerial and cost accounting
operations management
organizational behavior
organizational change & design
tourism economics

Journal Articles

  • Soobin Seo, Dustin Van Orman, Mark Beattie, Lucrezia Paxon, Jacob Murray Breaking down the silos: Student experience of transformative learning through interdisciplinary project-based learning (IPBL) Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education, 2023
  • Tu Wei, Wei Wang, Qin-Pu Liu, Ming-Hsiang Chen, Mark Beattie Environmental risks from tourism carbon emissions in China Environment, Development and Sustainability, 2023
  • Mark Beattie, Angela Senter, Shenrui Deng Large Event Security: A Case Study of Spokane, WA Events and Tourism Review, 2021
  • Mark Beattie, William Umbreit, Jessica Murray Ivar’s Tipping Point: A Case Study Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Cases, 2020
  • P Li, Ming-Hsiang Chen, Y Zao, Mark Beattie Factors affecting inn operators’ willingness to pay resource protection fees: A case of Erhai Lake in China Sustainability, 2018
  • R Chinta, M Beattie, K Brands, S Wheeler Lessons from the Field: Teaching a Completely Online "Global Business" Course to African Refugees in Northern Kenya and Malawi Jesuit Higher Education, 2012
  • M Beattie A Terezin Afternoon Journal of Scholarship and Opinion, 2004

    Books/Book Chapters

    • Book Chapter Mark Beattie, Giuseppina Menconi Corporate Social Responsibility and Hotel Textile Waste
    • Book Chapter Mark Beattie, Sharon Link Wyer Change management and leadership in the fourth industrial revolution.
    • Book Chapter M Beattie, E Brown, P Gibbons Accessible, appropriate, and effective education: The case of NetTel@Africa
    • Book Chapter M Beattie, J Gau, D Rutherford, M O'Fallon Workplace Violence in Hotels


      • Mark A Beattie, Hoi Tsen Chan Beattie Bridging the Gap: Language Prepartion for the Hospitality Industry
      • Mark A Beattie, Vivian Faustino-Pulliam, Linda Lange Reflections on Teaching a Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins: Online Course to African Refugee Camp Students
      • Mark A Beattie Distributive Education in Refugee Settings

        Conference Proceedings

        • Dustin Van Orman, Soobin Seo, Lucrezia Paxson, Jacob Murray, Mark Beattie Breaking Down Barriers in Academic and Professional Fields Through Interdisciplinary Project-based Learning and Merged Coursework 2021 IEEE World Conference on Engineering Education (EDUNINE)
        • Dustin Van Orman, Soobin Seo, Lucrezia Paxson, Jacob Murray, Mark Beattie IEEE EDUNINE World Conference Guatemala: Breaking Down Barriers in Academic and Professional Fields Through Interdisciplinary Project-based Learning and Merged Coursework. The IEEE World Conference on Engineering Education
        • Jacob Murray, Lucrezia Paxson, Soobin Seo, Mark Beattie STEM-Oriented Alliance for Research (SOAR): An educational model for interdisciplinary project-based learning 127th ASEE Annual Conference


          • M Beattie The role of education in economic development: Study of NetTel@Africa in Tanzania
          • M Beattie, F Beattie Akeelah and the Bee. International Journal of Servant-Leadership.