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Gyan Nyaupane

Associate Dean of Research & Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3520
Senior Global Futures Scientist
Administrative, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3520
Assoc Dean (ACD) & Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3520
Biography: 

Dr Gyan Nyaupane is a Professor and Associate Dean of Research in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University. He is also affiliated with the Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation as a Senior Global Futures Scientist.

Trained in both natural and social sciences from three continents, his scholarship is truly interdisciplinary and international. He received his doctoral degree from the Pennsylvania State University, master's degree from Lincoln University, New Zealand, and bachelor's degree from the Institute of Forestry, Nepal.  He was an Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand in 2018, and has been a Visiting Senior Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa since 2020.

His research interests lie in understanding the human-environment interactions, particularly connecting communities and conservation through tourism. He has done research on various topics, including sustainable tourism, ecotourism, protected area management, public lands, natural resource management, community development, and Indigenous Peoples globally.  He has published over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. His research on Global South and the Himalaya has resulted in two co-edited books. The first book, “Cultural Heritage and Tourism in the Developing World: A Regional Perspective” synthesizes global and regional issues, challenges, and practices related to cultural heritage and tourism, specially in less-developed nations. The second book, "Tourism and Development in the Himalaya: Social, Environmental and Economic Forces," brings together interdisciplinary perspectives on nature, society, economic development, poverty, justice, social and environmental vulnerability, faith and culture, Indigenous Peoples, women, geopolitical conflicts, heritage and living culture, attachment to place, and many other concepts to broaden our understanding of tourism and development in the region.

He has led several federal/state-funded research projects to inform the agencies regarding participatory decision-making and community engagement efforts as crucial elements of sustainable development.  One of his current projects is focused on cross-border ecological restoration and economic development within the US-Mexico border funded by the Department of Interior/National Park Service and the second project is focused on a statewide comprehensive plan for the state of Arizona on public lands and outdoor recreation. The plan is guided by equity, access, and justice and involves statewide stakeholders, including minority groups. He also led an international research project that explored the changing relationships of Indigenous Peoples with their natural environment in the USA, Australia, and Nepal. His research has been instrumental in envisioning and planning policies for federal, state, tribal, and local land management agencies in Asia, Africa, and the USA.

He served on the Board of Directors for the Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) for three years. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Tourism Review International, an ESCI and SCOPUS indexed peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the advancement of scholarly and managerially oriented knowledge in tourism.

He regularly teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on Sustainable Tourism, Critical Issues in Community Development, and Tourism Planning, and supervises doctoral, master's and honors students. 

Prior to academia, he worked for governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University 
  • M.S. Lincoln University, New Zealand
  • B.S. Institute of Forestry, Nepal 
Research Interests: 
  • Conservation-Development Nexus
  • Human-Environment Interactions
  • Nature-based Tourism, Sustainable Tourism, and Ecotourism
  • Community Development
  • Linkages among Conservation, Livelihood and Tourism
  • Environmental, Social and Economic Impacts of Tourism
  • Political Economy
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Himalaya 

 

Publications: 

Book:

Nyaupane, G. P., and Timothy, D. J. (Eds.). Tourism and development in the Himalaya: social, environmental and economic forces. London: Routledge. In Press. Scheduled to publish in June 2022.  ISBN: 978-036746S 6275

Timothy, D.J., and Nyaupane, G. P. (2009). Cultural Heritage and Tourism in the Developing World: A Regional Perspective (Eds.). London: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0415776226

Refereed Papers

  • Clark, C. & Nyaupane, G. P. (2022). Understanding millennials' nature-based tourism experience through their perceptions of technology use and travel constraints. Journal of Ecotourism.   https://doi.org/10.1080/14724049.2021.2023555
  • Mustafa, D., Nyaupane, G., Shrestha, K., Buzinde, C., Thanet, D. R., & Vandever, V. (2021). Scalar politics of Indigenous waterscapes in Navajo Nation and Nepal: Conflict, conservation and development. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, https://doi.org/10.1177/25148486211007853
  •  Stone, M. T., Stone, L. T., & Nyaupane, G. P. (2021). Theorizing and contextualizing protected areas, tourism and community livelihoods linkages. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/09669582.2021.2003371
  • Clark, C., Nyaupane, G. P., Timothy, D. J., & Buzinde, C. (2021). Managing tourism uncertainties during the era of COVID-19 through scenario planning: A case study of Arizona, USA. Current Issues in Tourism, 25 (7), 1063-1073.https://doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2022.2032617 
  • Nyaupane, G. P., Prayag, G., Godwyll, J., & White, D. (2021). Toward a resilient organization: Analysis of employee skills and organization adaptive traits. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 29 (4), 658-677. https://doi.org/10.1080/09669582.2020.1822368
  • Stone, L. S., Stone, M. T., & Nyaupane, G. (2021). The State of Tourism and Community Development Research and Future Directions. Tourism Review International25(2-3), 79-88. https://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/cog/tri/2021/00000025/f0020002/art00001
  • Clark, C., Nyaupane, G. P., & Lichterman, A. (2021). Comparison between millennials’ and providers’ perceptions of technology use in a nature-based tourism context. Current Issues in Tourism, 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2021.1895731
  • Nyaupane, G. P, Poudel, S., & York, A. (2020). Governance of protected areas: An institutional analysis of conservation, community livelihood, and tourism outcomes. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1080/09669582.2020.1858089
  • Clark, C., & Nyaupane, G. P. (2020). Connecting landscape-scale ecological restoration and tourism: Stakeholder perspectives in the great plains of North America. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1080/09669582.2020.1801698
  • Nyaupane, G. P., Paris, C. M., & Li, X. R. (2020). Domestic Tourism in Asia. Tourism Review International. https://doi.org/10.3727/154427220X15845838896305
  • Hsu, C. Y., Chen, M. Y., Nyaupane, G. P., & Lin, S. H. (2020). Measuring sustainable tourism attitude scale (SUS-TAS) in an Eastern island context. Tourism Management Perspectives33, 100617. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tmp.2019.100617
  • Clark, C., & Nyaupane, G. P. (2020). Overtourism: An analysis of its coverage in the media by using framing theory. Tourism Review International24(2-3), 75-90. https://doi.org/10.3727/154427220X15845838896314
  • Stone, L. S., & Nyaupane, G. P. (2020). Local residents’ pride, tourists’ playground: the misrepresentation and exclusion of local residents in tourism. Current Issues in Tourism23(11), 1426-1442. https://doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2019.1615870
  • Stone, L. and Nyaupane, G. P. (2019). The tourist gaze: Domestic versus international tourists. Journal of Travel Research, 58(5), 877-891. https://doi.org/10.1177/0047287518781890
  • Nyaupane, G. P., Poudel, S., and Timothy, D. J. (2018). Assessing the sustainability of tourism systems: A social–ecological approach. Tourism Review International, 22 (1), 49-66. https://doi.org/10.3727/154427218X15202734130440
  • Stone, M., and Nyaupane, G. P. (2018). Protected areas, wildlife-based community tourism and community livelihoods dynamics: spiraling up and down of community capitals. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 26 (2), 307-324 https://doi.org/10.1080/09669582.2017.1349774
  • Stone, M., and Nyaupane, G. P. (2017). Ecotourism influence on community needs and the functions of protected areas: A systems thinking approach. Journal of Ecotourism, 16 (3), 222-246. https://doi.org/10.1080/14724049.2016.1221959
  • Poudel, S., and Nyaupane, G. P. (2017). Understanding environmentally responsible behaviour of ecotourists: The reasoned action approach. Tourism Planning and Development, 14 (3), 337-352http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21568316.2016.1221851
  • Stone, L. and Nyaupane, G. P. (2016). Africans and protected areas: North-South perspectives. Annals of Tourism Research58, 140-155.http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S016073831630038X
  • Poudel, S., Nyaupane, G. P., and Budruk, M. (2016).  Stakeholders’ perspectives of sustainable tourism development: A new approach to measuring outcomes.  Journal of Travel Research55 (4), 465-480.http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0047287514563166
  • Stone, M., and Nyaupane, G. P. (2016). Protected areas, tourism and community livelihoods linkages: A comprehensive analysis approach. Journal of Sustainable Tourism24 (5), 673-693.http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09669582.2015.1072207
  •  Zhao, S., Nyaupane, G. P., and Timothy, D. (2016). Residents’ preferences for historic preservation criteria and their determinants: An American example. Journal of Heritage Tourism. Published online 9 March, 2016. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1743873X.2016.1151428
  • Nyaupane, G. P., Timothy, D., and Poudel, S. (2015). Understanding tourists in religious destinations: A social distance perspective.  Tourism Management48, 343-353. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0261517714002519
  • Zhao, S., Nyaupane, G. P., and Andereck, K. L. (2015).   Exploring the differences between educational and escapist experience stagers: A multi-perspective approach. Tourism Review International19, 105-122.  http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/cog/tri/2015/00000019/00000003/art00001
  • Nyaupane, G. P., Lew, A., and Tatsugawa, K. (2014). Perceptions of trekking tourism and social and environmental change in Nepal's Himalayas. Tourism Geographies, 16 (3), 415-437. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14616688.2014.942233
  • Nyaupane, G. P., and Andereck, K. L. (2014). Visitors to cultural heritage attractions: An activity-based integrated typology. Tourism, Culture and Communication, 14 (1), 17-26.  http://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/cog/tcc/2014/00000014/00000001/art00002?crawler=true
  • Stone, M. T., and Nyaupane, G. P. (2014). Rethinking “community” in community-based natural resource management. Community Development, 45(1), 17-31.  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15575330.2013.844192
  • Sirakaya, E., Nyaupane, G. P., and Uysal, M. (2014).  Guests and hosts revisited:  Prejudicial attitudes of guests toward the host population. Journal of Travel Research, 53(3), 336-352. 
  • Paris, C. M., Nyaupane, G. P., and Teye, V. (2014). Expectations, outcomes and attitudes change of study abroad students. Annals of Tourism Research, 48, 275-277. 
  • Poudel, S., and Nyaupane, G. P. (2013). The role of interpretative tour guiding in sustainable destination management: A comparison between guided and non-guided tourists. Journal of Travel Research, 52 (5), 659-672.
  • Poudel, S., Nyaupane, G. P., and Timothy, D. J. (2013). Assessing visitors preference of various roles of tour guides in the Himalayas.  Tourism Analysis , 18 (1), 45-59. 
  • Nyaupane, G. P., and Poudel, S. (2012). Application of appreciative inquiry in tourism research in rural communities. Tourism Management33(4), 978-987.
  • Nyaupane, G. P.  (2011). Benefits of open space: Managers’ and local residents’ perspectives. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 29 (4), 20-36.
  • Nyaupane, G. P., and Poudel, S. (2011). Linkages among biodiversity, livelihood, and tourism. Annals of Tourism Research38(4), 1344–1366.
  • Andereck, K. L., and Nyaupane, G. P. (2011). Exploring the nature of tourism and quality of life perceptions among residents. Journal of Travel Research, 50 (3), 248-260 
  • Nyaupane, G. P., Paris, C. M., and Teye, V. (2011). Study abroad motivations, destination selection and pre-trip attitude formation. International Journal of Tourism Research, 13, 205-217.  
  • Nyaupane, G. P., and Timothy, D.J. (2010). Power, regionalism and tourism policy in Bhutan. Annals of Tourism Research37 (4), 969-988.
  • Nyaupane, G. P., Paris, C. M., and Teye, V. (2010). Why do students study abroad? Exploring motivations beyond earning academic credits. Tourism Analysis, 15 (2), 263-268.
  • Nyaupane, G. P.,and Timothy, D. J. (2010). Heritage awareness and appreciation among community residents: perspectives from Arizona, USA. International Journal of Heritage Studies, 16 (3), 227-241.
  • Nyaupane, G. P., Graefe, A. R., and Burns, R. C. (2009). The role of equity, trust, and information on user fee acceptance in protected areas and other public lands: A structural model. Journal of Sustainable Tourism17 (4), 501-517.
  • Nyaupane, G. P. (2009). Heritage complexity and tourism: The case of Lumbini, Nepal. Journal of Heritage Tourism, 4 (2), 157-172.
  • Nyaupane, G. P., and Chhetri, N. B. (2009). Vulnerability of climate change on nature-based tourism in the Nepalese Himalaya. Tourism Geographies, 11(9), 95-119.
  • Nyaupane, G. P., Teye, V., and Paris, C. (2008). Innocents abroad: Attitude change toward hosts. Annals of Tourism Research,35 (3), 650-667.
  • Nyaupane, G. P., and Graefe, A. (2008). Travel distance: A tool for nature-based tourism market segmentation. Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing, 25(3-4), 355-366.
  • Nyaupane, G. P., and Andereck, K. (2008). Understanding travel constraints: Application and extension of leisure constraints model. Journal of Travel Research, 46 (4), 433-439.
  • Nyaupane, G. P., McCabe, J. T., and Andereck, K. L. (2008). Seniors’ travel constraints: Stepwise logistic regression analysis. Tourism Analysis, 13 (4), 341-354.
  • Nyaupane, G. P., Graefe, A. R., and Burns, R. C. (2007). Understanding equity in the recreation user fee context. Leisure Sciences, 29, 425-442.
  • Nyaupane, G. P. (2007). Nature-based tourism versus ecotourism: Do tourists really know the difference? ANATOLIA, 18 (1), 161-165.
  • Nyaupane, G. P., Morais, D. B., and Dowler, L. (2006). The role of community involvement and number/type of visitors on tourism impacts: A controlled comparison of Annapurna, Nepal and Northwest Yunnan, China. Tourism Management, 27(6): 1373-1385.
  • Nyaupane, G. P., and Thapa, B. (2006). Perceptions of environmental impacts of tourism between residents and managers: a case study at ACAP, Nepal. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 13, 51-61.
  • Nyaupane, G. P., White, D., and Budruk, M. (2006). Motive-based tourist market segmentation: An application to Native American cultural heritage sites in Arizona, USA. Journal of Heritage Tourism, 1(2) 81-99.
  • Nyaupane, G. P., Morais, D. B., and Graefe, A. R. (2004). Nature tourism constraints: A cross-activity comparison. Annals of Tourism Research, 31(3): 540-555.
  • Nyaupane, G. P., and Thapa, B. (2004). Evaluation of ecotourism: A comparative assessment in the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, Nepal. Journal of Ecotourism, 3(1): 20-45.

Book Chapters

  • Stone, M., Nyaupane, G. P., Timothy, D. T., and Stone, L. S. (2020). Natural resources, sustainable tourism development and community livelihoods relationships: A comparison between Botswana and the USA.  In M. T. Stone, M. Lenao & N. Moswete (Eds.), Natural Resources, Tourism and Community Livelihoods in Southern Africa: Challenges of Sustainable Development. New York: Routledge.
  • Buzinde, C. N., Vandeer, V., and Nyaupane, G. P. (2017). Native American communities and community development. In S. Carson & M. Pennings (Eds.), Performing Cultural Tourism: Communities, Tourists and Creative Practices (pp. 44-60). London: Routledge. 
  • Nyaupane, G. P. (2015). Mountaineering on Mount Everest: Evolution, economy, ecology, and ethics. In G. Musa, A. Thompson-Carr & J. Higham (Eds.), Mountaineering Tourism (pp. 265-271). London: Routledge.
  • Nyaupane, G. P. (2015). Ecology, Tourism. In J. Jafari & H. Xiao (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Tourism. London: Springer.
  • Poudel, S. P, and Nyaupane, G. P. (2015). Conservation, Tourism. In J. Jafari & H. Xiao (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Tourism. London: Springer.
  • Poudel, S. P, and Nyaupane, G. P. (2015). Nepal, Tourism. In J. Jafari & H. Xiao (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Tourism. London: Springer. 
  • Andereck, K. L., and Nyaupane, G. P. (2010). Development of a tourism and quality of life instrument. In M. Budruk & R. Phillips (Eds.), Quality-of-Life and Community Indicators for Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. Springer.
  • Nyaupane, G. P., and Budruk, M. (2009). Heritage and tourism in South Asia: conflict, colonialism, and cooperation. In  D. J. Timothy & G. P. Nyaupane (Eds.), Cultural heritage and tourism in the developing world: a regional perspective (pp. 127-145). London: Routledge.
  • Timothy, D. J., and Nyaupane, G. P. (2009). Introduction: heritage tourism and the less-developed world. In  D. J. Timothy & G. P. Nyaupane (Eds.), Cultural heritage and tourism in the developing world: a regional perspective (pp. 3-19). London: Routledge.
  • Timothy, D. J., and Nyaupane, G. P. (2009). Protecting the past: challenges and opportunities. In  D. J. Timothy & G. P. Nyaupane (Eds.), Cultural heritage and tourism in the developing world: a regional perspective (pp. 20-41). London: Routledge.
  • Timothy, D. J., and Nyaupane, G. P. (2009). The politics of heritage. In  D. J. Timothy & G. P. Nyaupane (Eds.), Cultural heritage and tourism in the developing world: a regional perspective (pp. 42-55). London: Routledge.
  • Timothy, D. J., and Nyaupane, G. P. (2009). Heritage tourism and its impacts. In  D. J. Timothy & G. P.Nyaupane (Eds.), Cultural heritage and tourism in the developing world: a regional perspective (pp. 56-70). London: Routledge.
  • Nyaupane, G. P., and Timothy, D. J. (2009). Heritage tourism in the developing world: reflections and ramifications. In  D. J. Timothy & G. P. Nyaupane (Eds.), Cultural heritage and tourism in the developing world: a regional perspective (pp. 242-247). London: Routledge.
Research Activity: 
Spring 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
CRD 552Critical Issues
CRD 799Dissertation
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
CRD 590Reading and Conference
CRD 799Dissertation
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
CRD 552Critical Issues
CRD 799Dissertation
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CRD 799Dissertation
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
TDM 458International Tourism
CRD 552Critical Issues
CRD 792Research
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
TDM 493Honors Thesis
CRD 552Critical Issues
CRD 590Reading and Conference
CRD 595Continuing Registration
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
TDM 458International Tourism
TDM 480Sustainable Tourism
TDM 570Sustainable Tourism
CRD 595Continuing Registration
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
TDM 480Sustainable Tourism
TDM 570Sustainable Tourism
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
TDM 372Tourism Planning
CRD 552Critical Issues
CRD 598Special Topics
CRD 599Thesis
CRD 795Continuing Registration
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TDM 458International Tourism
TDM 480Sustainable Tourism
TDM 570Sustainable Tourism
CRD 580Practicum
CRD 599Thesis
CRD 690Reading and Conference
CRD 792Research
Presentations: 
  • Nyaupane, G. P. Linking Conservation, Community and Tourism thorough Community-based Participatory Research. Workshop on Protected Areas and Tourism, North West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa (Nov 2014).
  • Nyaupane, G. P. Understanding rural transformations: Agriculture to tourism-based economy. World Leisure Congress. Mobile, Alabama (Sep 2014).
  • Nyaupane, G. P., Poudel, S. P., and Timothy, D. J. Placing Tourism in the Conservation-Development and Local-Global Nexus. 45th Annual Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) Conference. Brugge, Belgium (Jun 2014).
  • Poudel, S., and Nyaupane, G. P. Stakeholders’ perspectives of sustainable tourism development in protected areas. 45th Annual Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA)Conference. Brugge, Belgium (Jun 2014).
  • Hugo, N., and Nyaupane, G. P. Perceptions of international tourism destinations. 45th Annual Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) Conference, Brugge, Belgium (Jun 2014).
  • Nyaupane, G. P. Social-Ecological Changes in the Himalayas. Pennsylvania State University (Nov 2013).
  • Nyaupane, G. P. Cross-Cultural Research in Tourism. International Eminent Editors Workshop. National Science Council, Taipei, Taiwan (Oct 2013).
  • Nyaupane, G. P. Tourism and Peace: A Cross-Cultural Perspective. National Pingtong University, Taiwan (Oct 2013).
  • Nyaupane, G. P. Local Versus Global Interests: Is there a Middle Ground?. 19th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM) (Jun 2013).
  • Poudel, S. P., and Nyaupane, G. P. Sustainability of Socio-Ecological Tourism Systems: The Case of Protected Area-based Tourism in Nepal. 19th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM) (Jun 2013).
  • Nyaupane, G. P., and Andereck, K. Understanding Nature Festivals and Events Participants’ Specialization, Motivations, and Spending Behavior. World Leisure Congress (Oct 2012).
  • Andereck, K., and Nyaupane, G. P. Community Development Aspects of Festivals. World Leisure Congress (Oct 2012).
  • Poudel, S., and Nyaupane, G. P. Measuring Tourism Sustainability: The Social Ecological Approach. 2012 TOSOK International Tourism Conference (Jul 2012).
  • Poudel, S. and Nyaupane, G. P. Understanding Tourist Environmental Behavior: An Application of the Theories on Reasoned Action Approach. 43rd Annual Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) Conference (Jun 2012).
  • Nyaupane, G. P. Understanding Environmental and Social Change in the Himalaya using Photo Elicitation Methods. International Symposium on Mountain Resource Management in a Changing Environment (Apr 2012).
  • Nyaupane, G. P. Visitors from other faiths: A social distance perspective. Annual Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) Conference (Jun 2011).
  • Zhao, S., Nyaupane, G. P., and Andereck, A. Exploring the differences between tourists visiting heritage sites and those visiting cultural events: A cognitive perspective. Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) Conference (Jun 2011).
  • Poudel, S., and Nyaupane, G. P. Exploring the roles of tour guides in trekking tourism. Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) Conference (Jun 2011).
Service: 
  • Greater Western Travel and Tourism Research Association (GWTTRA), Board Member (2015 - 2017)
  • Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) International, Board Member (2015 - 2017)
  • EduVision Foundation, International Advisor (2015 - 2016)
  • Nepalese Student Association at ASU, Faculty Advisor (2015 - 2016)
  • Tourism Review International, Board Member (2014 - 2016)
  • The Asia Pacific Management Review, Editorial Board Member (2014 - 2016)
  • Annals of Tourism Research, Editorial Board Member and Coordinating Editor (2010 - 2016)
  • European Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation, Editorial Board Member (2010 - 2016)
  • Journal of Travel Research, Editorial Board Member (2010 - 2016)
  • Nepali and Friends Association (NAFA), Advisor (2010 - 2016)
  • International Journal of Tourism Anthropology, Editorial Board Member (2009 - 2016)
  • Graduate Curriculum Committee, Chair (2014 - 2016)
  • Search Committee. Assistant Professor of Tourism Studies, Chair (2015 - 2016)
  • School of Community Resources & Development, Graduate Program Director (2008 - 2016)
  • Land Use Policy, Reviewer (2015 - 2015)
  • Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, Reviewer (2014 - 2015)
  • Tourism Analysis, Reviewer (2014 - 2015)
  • Nepali and Friends Association (NAFA), Advisor (2010 - 2015)
  • Tourism Geographies, Manuscript reviewer (2009 - 2015)
  • International Conference of the Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA), Abstract Reviewer (2008 - 2015)
  • Journal of Ecotourism, Manuscript reviewer (2007 - 2015)
  • Journal of Heritage Tourism, Manuscript reviewer (2007 - 2015)
  • Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Manuscript reviewer (2007 - 2015)
  • Tourism Management, Manuscript reviewer (2007 - 2015)
  • Annals of Tourism Research, Manuscript reviewer (2004 - 2015)
  • SCRD Graduate Seminar Committee, Chair (2014 - 2015)
  • International Conference of the Travel and Tourism Research, Conference Committee (2014 - 2015)
  • International Conference of the Travel and Tourism Research Association Graduate Student Colloquium., Chair (2014 - 2015)
  • International Conference of the Travel and Tourism Research Association, Session Moderator (2008 - 2015)
  • 2014 Global Marketing Conference at Singapore, Abstracts Reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • Journal of Cultural Heritage, Reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, Reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, Reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • International Conference of the Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA), Abstract Reviewer (2008 - 2014)
  • Journal of Leisure Research, Manuscript reviewer (2008 - 2014)
  • Nomination Committee Nepali and Friends Association (NAFA), Chair (2014 - 2014)
  • Sustainable Tourism Center Director Search Committee, Member (2013 - 2014)
  • University Committee, University Graduate Council (2011 - 2014)
  • International Conference of the Travel and Tourism Research Association Graduate Student Colloquium., Co-chair (2013 - 2014)
  • University Committee, University Graduate Council (2011 - 2014)
  • Geoforum, Manuscript reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • International Journal of Tourism Policy, Manuscript reviewer (2012 - 2013)
  • International Journal of Tourism Research, Manuscript reviewer (2010 - 2013)
  • Journal of Travel Research, Manuscript reviewer (2010 - 2013)
  • Nepali and Friends Association (NAFA), Advisor (2010 - 2013)
  • International Journal of Tourism Anthropology, Editorial Board Member (2009 - 2013)
  • International Conference of the Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA), Abstract Reviewer (2008 - 2013)
  • Graduate Curriculum Committee, Co-chair (2008 - 2013)
  • Conservation Biology, Manuscript reviewer (2008 - 2013)
  • Current Anthropologist, Manuscript reviewer (2008 - 2013)
  • Journal of Environmental Management, Manuscript reviewer (2008 - 2013)
  • Journal of Leisure Research, Manuscript reviewer (2008 - 2013)
  • Journal of Travel and Leisure Studies, Manuscript reviewer (2008 - 2013)
  • School of Community Resources & Development, Graduate Program Director (2008 - 2013)
  • Community Development, Manuscript reviewer (2007 - 2013)
  • ANATOLIA, Manuscript reviewer (2007 - 2013)
  • Environmental Management, Manuscript reviewer (2007 - 2013)
  • Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Manuscript reviewer (2007 - 2013)
  • Leisure Sciences, Manuscript reviewer (2007 - 2013)
  • Leisure/Loisir, Manuscript reviewer (2007 - 2013)
  • Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, Manuscript reviewer (2006 - 2013)
  • International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM) Conference. 2013., Session Moderator (2013 - 2013)
  • International Conference of the Travel and Tourism Research Association, Session Moderator (2008 - 2013)
  • National Recreation and Park Association, Leisure Research Symposium, coordinating reviewer (2009 - 2012)
  • College of Public Programs Doctoral Students Research Conference, Conference Organizing Committee (2011 - 2011)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Grant Proposal Reviewer (2010 - 2011)
  • National Recreation and Park Association, Leisure Research Symposium, Session Moderator (2010 - 2010)