Gyan Nyaupane

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Associate Professor, School of Community Resources and Development, College of Public Programs

Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix
School of Community Resources and Development
417 N Central Ave, Ste 550
Phoenix, AZ 85004-0685-4020
USA
602-496-0166
Email: Gyan.Nyaupane@asu.edu

Biography

Gyan Nyaupane is an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director in the ASU School of Community Resources and Development. He has been a faculty member in the school 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, MS degree from Lincoln University, New Zealand, and BS degree from Institute of Forestry, Nepal.

Dr Nyaupane's overarching research theme includes the interactions between the environment, culture and tourism, particularly in the arenas of nature-based/ecotourism/sustainable tourism and heritage tourism. His research has been focused on the effective management of tourism as a tool for sustainable development, environmental conservation, heritage preservation, and livelihood improvement. In addition to over 30 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on ecotourism, sustainable tourism, heritage tourism, poverty and user fees, he has recently co-edited a book, Cultural Heritage and Tourism in the Developing World: A Regional Perspective. Abstracts of his publications are available at http://asu.academia.edu/GyanNyaupane/Papers

Expertise

tourism as a tool for sustainable development, environmental conservation, heritage preservation livelihood improvement; tourism behavior; political economy of user fees; recreation; urban tourism

Education

    Ph.D., Leisure Studies with minor in Geography, Pennsylvania State University, 2004

    M.S., Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, Lincoln University, New Zealand, 1999

    B.S., Forestry, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 1994

Journal Articles

2011

Andereck, K. K. and G. P. Nyaupane. 2011. Exploring the nature of tourism and quality of life perceptions among residents. Journal of Travel Research 50(3):248-260. DOI: 10.1177/0047287510362918. (link)

2008

Nyaupane, G. P. and K. K. Andereck. 2008. Understanding travel constraints: Application and extension of a leisure constraints model. Journal of Travel Research 46(4):433-439. DOI: 10.1177/0047287507308325. (link)

Nyaupane, G. P., J. T. McCabe and K. K. Andereck. 2008. Seniors' travel constraints: Stepwise logistic regression analysis. Tourism Analysis 13:341-354. (link)

Book Chapters

2009

Nyaupane, G. and M. Budruk. 2009. South Asian heritage tourism: Conflict, colonialism, and cooperation. Pp. 127-145 In: Timothy, D. J. and G. P. Nyaupane eds., Cultural Heritage and Tourism in the Developing World: A Regional Perspective. Routledge.