Gyan Nyaupane

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Associate Professor, School of Community Resources and Development, College of Public Service & Community Solutions
  • Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

School of Community Resources and Development
Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix
417 N Central Ave, Ste 550
Phoenix, AZ 85004-0685-4020
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

socio-ecological approaches to tourism sustainability; linkages between tourism and sustainable development; sustainable tourism; ecotourism; community development; heritage tourism; tourism and attitude change; tourists behavior; political economy; tourism planning and policy

Education

PhD, Leisure Studies with minor in Geography, Pennsylvania State University, 2004

MS, Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, Lincoln University, New Zealand, 1999

BS, Forestry, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 1994

Journal Articles

2014

Morris Paris, C., G. P. Nyaupane and V. Teye. 2014. Expectations, outcomes and attitude change of study abroad students. Annals of Tourism Research 48:275-277. DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2014.06.007. (link)

Nyaupane, G. P. and K. L. Andereck. 2014. Visitors to cultural heritage attractions: An actiVitY-BaseD integrateD tYPologY. Tourism Culture & Communication 14(1):17-26. DOI: 10.3727/109830414X14038917832824. (link)

Nyaupane, G. P., A. A. Lew and K. Tatsugawa. 2014. Perceptions of trekking tourism and social and environmental change in Nepal's Himalayas. Tourism Geographies: An International Journal of Tourism Space, Place and Environment 16(3):415-437. DOI: 10.1080/14616688.2014.942233. (link)

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Books

2009

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

Book Chapters

In Press

Nyaupane, G. P. In Press. Ecology, tourism. In: Jafari, J. and H. Xiao eds., Encyclopedia of Tourism. Springer.

Poudel, S. and G. P. Nyaupane. In Press. Conservation, tourism. In: Jafari, J. and H. Xiao eds., Encyclopedia of Tourism. Springer.

Poudel, S. and G. P. Nyaupane. In Press. Nepal tourism. In: Jafari, J. and H. Xiao eds., Encyclopedia of Tourism. Springer.

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Presentations

2014

Nyaupane, G. P. 2014. Understanding rural transformations: Agriculture to tourism-based economy. Presentation at the Enhancing the Human Condition, 7-12 September 2014, Mobile, Alabama. (link)

Nyaupane, G. P., S. Poudel and D. J. Timothy. 2014. Placing tourism in the conservation-development and local-global nexus. Presentation at the 45th Annual Travel and Tourism Research Association Conference, 18-20 June 2014, Brugge, Belgium.

2013

Nyaupane, G. P. 2013. Local versus global interests: Is there a middle ground?. Presentation at the 19th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, 4-8 June 2013, Estes Park, Colorado. (link)

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Current Projects/Teams