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Gyan Nyaupane

Interim Associate Dean of Research & Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3520
Interim Associate Dean of Research & Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3520
Senior Sustainability Scientist
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3520
Biography: 

Gyan Nyaupane is Interim Associate Dean of Research in the ASU's Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions and Professor in the School of Community Resources and Development. He has been a faculty member at Arizona State University since 2004. Trained in both natural and social sciences from three different 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 has research interest in understanding the human-environment interactions, particularly connecting communities and public lands using non-traditional and sustainable approaches. He is also interested in sustainable development, natural resource management, and sustainable tourism.  Some of his most recent projects include understanding the role tourism can play to conserve the environment and alleviate poverty, mostly in peripheral regions. He recently led an international research project on Indigenous people’s changing relationships with the natural environment. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He has co-authored a book on Heritage and Tourism in the Developing World. He is currently co-editing a book titled, "Tourism and Development in the Himalayas: Social, Environmental and Economic Forces." He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Tourism Review International and Associate Editor/Editorial Board member of many leading tourism journals, including Annals of Tourism Research and Journal of Travel Research. He regularly teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on Sustainable Tourism, Critical Issues in Community Development, and Tourism Planning.

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

 

Publications: 

Book:

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

Refereed Papers:

  • Nyaupane, G. P., Prayag, G., Godwyll, J., & White, D. (2020). Toward a resilient organization: Analysis of employee skills and organization adaptive traits. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1080/09669582.2020.1822368
  • 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: 
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
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TDM 480Sustainable Tourism
TDM 570Sustainable Tourism
CRD 599Thesis
CRD 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TDM 480Sustainable Tourism
CRD 552Critical Issues
CRD 580Practicum
CRD 590Reading and Conference
CRD 592Research
CRD 593Applied Project
CRD 599Thesis
CRD 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
TDM 458International Tourism
TDM 480Sustainable Tourism
TDM 570Sustainable Tourism
CRD 580Practicum
CRD 599Thesis
CRD 690Reading and Conference
CRD 792Research
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
TDM 480Sustainable Tourism
TDM 570Sustainable Tourism
CRD 599Thesis
CRD 792Research
CRD 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
TDM 372Tourism Planning
TDM 480Sustainable Tourism
CRD 580Practicum
CRD 590Reading and Conference
CRD 592Research
CRD 599Thesis
CRD 792Research
CRD 799Dissertation
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)