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Gyan Nyaupane

Gyan Nyaupane

Professor, School of Community Resources and Development, Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions

Gyan.Nyaupane@asu.edu

602-496-0166

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

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
  • Professor, School of Community Resources and Development, Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions
  • Graduate Program Director, School of Community Resources and Development, Watts College of Public Service & Community Solutions
  • Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation

Biography

Gyan Nyaupane is a professor and graduate program director in the Arizona State University 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, master's degree from Lincoln University, New Zealand, and bachelor's degree from Institute of Forestry, Nepal.

Professor Nyaupane's overarching research theme includes the interactions between the environment, culture and tourism, particularly in the arenas of nature-based, ecotourism, andsustainable 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 more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on ecotourism, sustainable tourism, community development, heritage tourism, poverty and user fees, he has co-edited a book, "Cultural Heritage and Tourism in the Developing World: A Regional Perspective."

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

  • PhD, Leisure Studies (minor in Geography), Pennsylvania State University, 2004
  • MS, Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, Lincoln University, New Zealand, 1999
  • BS, Forestry, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 1994

Expertise

Journal Articles

2018

Stone, M. T. and G. P. Nyaupane. 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. DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2017.1349774. (link )

2017

Poudel, S. and G. P. Nyaupane. 2017. Understanding environmentally responsible behaviour of ecotourists: The reasoned action approach. Tourism Planning & Development 14(3):337-352. DOI: 10.1080/21568316.2016.1221851. (link )

Stone, M. T. and G. P. Nyaupane. 2017. Ecotourism influence on community needs and the functions of protected areas: a systems thinking approach. Journal of Ecotourism 16(3):222-246. DOI: 10.1080/14724049.2016.1221959. (link )

2016

Poudel, S., G. P. Nyaupane and M. Budruk. 2016. Stakeholders' perspectives of sustainable tourism development: A new approach to measuring outcomes. Journal of Travel Research 55(4):465-480. DOI: 10.1177/0047287514563166. (link )

Stone, L. S. and G. P. Nyaupane. 2016. Africans and protected areas: North-south perspectives. Annals of Tourism Research 58(May):140-155. DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2016.03.003. (link )

Stone, M. T. and G. P. Nyaupane. 2016. Protected areas, tourism and community livelihoods linkages: A comprehensive analysis approach. Journal of Sustainable Tourism 24(5):673-693. DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2015.1072207. (link )

Zhao, S., G. P. Nyaupane and D. J. Timothy. 2016. Residents’ preferences for historic preservation criteria and their determinants: an American example. Journal of Heritage Tourism 11(4):395-410. DOI: 10.1080/1743873X.2016.1151428. (link )

2015

Nyaupane, G. P., D. J. Timothy and S. Poudel. 2015. Understanding tourists in religious destinations: A social distance perspective. Tourism Management 48(Jun):343-353. DOI: 10.1016/j.tourman.2014.12.009. (link )

Zhao, S., G. P. Nyaupane and K. L. Andereck. 2015. Exploring the differences between educational and escapist experience stagers: A multiperspective approach. Tourism Review International 19(3):105-122. DOI: 10.3727/154427215X14430967453553. (link )

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 )

Sirakaya-Turk, E., G. P. Nyaupane and M. Uysal. 2014. Guests and hosts revisited: Prejudicial attitudes of guests toward the host population. Journal of Travel Research 53(3):336-352. DOI: 10.1177/0047287513500580. (link )

Stone, M. T. and G. P. Nyaupane. 2014. Rethinking community in community-based natural resource management. Community Development 45(1):17-31. DOI: 10.1080/15575330.2013.844192. (link )

2013

Poudel, S. and G. P. Nyaupane. 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. DOI: 10.1177/0047287513478496 . (link )

Poudel, S., G. P. Nyaupane and D. J. Timothy. 2013. Assessing visitors preference of various roles of tour guides in the Himalayas. Tourism Analysis 18(1):45-59.

2012

Nyaupane, G. P. and S. Poudel. 2012. Application of appreciative inquiry in tourism research in rural communities. Tourism Management 33(4):978-987. DOI: 10.1016/j.tourman.2011.10.009. (link )

2011

Andereck, K. L. 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 )

Nyaupane, G. P. 2011. Benefits of open space: Managers’ and local residents’ perspectives. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration 29(4):20-36. (link )

Nyaupane, G. P., C. Morris Paris and V. Teye. 2011. Study abroad motivations, destination selection and pre-trip attitude formation. International Journal of Tourism Research 13(3):205-217. DOI: 10.1002/jtr.811. (link )

Nyaupane, G. P. and S. Poudel. 2011. Linkages among biodiversity, livelihood, and tourism. Annals of Tourism Research 38(4):1344-1366. DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2011.03.006. (link )

2009

Nyaupane, G. P. and N. Chhetri. 2009. Vulnerablility to climate change of nature-based tourism in the Nepalese Himilayas. Tourism Geographies 11(1):95-119. DOI: 10.1080/14616680802643359. (link )

2008

Nyaupane, G. P. and K. L. 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. L. Andereck. 2008. Seniors' travel constraints: Stepwise logistic regression analysis. Tourism Analysis 13:341-354. (link )

2006

Nyaupane, G. P., D. D. White and M. Burduk. 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. DOI: 10.2167/jht010.0. (link )

Books

2009

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

Book Chapters

2017

Buzinde, C. N., V. Vandever and G. P. Nyaupane. 2017. Native American communities and community development: The case of the Navajo Nation. Pp. 44-60 In: Carson, S. and M. Pennings eds., Performing Cultural Tourism: Communities, Tourists and Creative Practices. Routledge. ISBN: 978-1138041424.

2016

Nyaupane, G. P. 2016. Ecology, tourism. In: Jafari, J. and H. Xiao eds., Encyclopedia of Tourism. Springer. London. ISBN: 9783319013831.

Poudel, S. and G. P. Nyaupane. 2016. Conservation, tourism. In: Jafari, J. and H. Xiao eds., Encyclopedia of Tourism. Springer. ISBN: 9783319013831.

Poudel, S. and G. P. Nyaupane. 2016. Nepal tourism. In: Jafari, J. and H. Xiao eds., Encyclopedia of Tourism. Springer. ISBN: 9783319013831.

2015

Nyaupane, G. P. 2015. Mountaineering on Mount Everest: Evolution, economy, ecology, and ethics. Pp. 265-271 In: Musa, G., J. Higham and A. Thompson Carr eds., Mountaineering Tourism. Routledge. London. ISBN: 9781138782372.

2011

Andereck, K. L. and G. P. Nyaupane. 2011. Development of tourism and quality-of-life instrument. Pp. 95-114 In: Budruk, M. and R. Phillips eds., Quality-of-Life and Community Indicators for Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. Springer Science-+Business Media. Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New York. ISBN: 978-9048198603.

2009

Nyaupane, G. P. 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. London.

Timothy, D. J. and G. P. Nyaupane. 2009. Heritage tourism and its impacts. Pp. 56-70 In: Timothy, D. J. and G. P. Nyaupane eds., Cultural Heritage and Tourism in the Developing World: A Regional Perspective. Routledge. ISBN: 978-0415776226.

Timothy, D. J. and G. P. Nyaupane. 2009. Introduction: Heritage tourism and the less-developed workd. Pp. 3-19 In: Timothy, D. J. and G. P. Nyaupane eds., Cultural Heritage and Tourism in the Developing World: A Regional Perspective. Routledge. ISBN: 978-0415776226.

Timothy, D. J. and G. P. Nyaupane. 2009. Protecting the past: Challenges and opportunities. Pp. 20-41 In: Timothy, D. J. and G. P. Nyaupane eds., Cultural Heritage and Tourism in the Developing World: A Regional Perspective. Routledge. ISBN: 978-0415776226.

Timothy, D. J. and G. P. Nyaupane. 2009. The politics of heritage. Pp. 42-55 In: Timothy, D. J. and G. P. Nyaupane eds., Cultural Heritage and Tourism in the Developing World: A Regional Perspective. Routledge. ISBN: 978-0415776226.

1995

Nyaupane, G. P. and I. N. Sapkota. 1995. Tourism in Royal Bardia National Park. In: Rayamajhi, S., S. K. Shrestha, P. J. Devlin, A. L. Hammer and M. N. Voctor eds., Field Experiences and Guidelines for Educational Tours in Protected Areas and Eco-tourism Management in Nepal. Institute of Forestry. Pokhara.

Posters

2016

Hobbins, R. J. and G. P. Nyaupane. 2016. Scenario planning for sustainable dark skies: Altering mental models and environmental attitudes through scenario planning. Poster presented at the Institute for Social Science Research Poster Competition, December 2016, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Presentations

2016

Azzi, M., B. Campbell, R. J. Hobbins, K. Roberg and G. P. Nyaupane. 2016. Understanding stargazers’ motivations using the travel career pattern approach. Presentation at the LARASA World Leisure Congress, 27-30 June 2016, Durban, South Africa.

Nyaupane, G. P., R. J. Hobbins and B. Campbell. 2016. Understanding environmental behavior based on participation in leisure activities. Presentation at the LARASA World Leisure Congress, 27-30 June 2016, Durban, South Africa.

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 )

Poudel, S. and G. P. Nyaupane. 2013. Sustainability of socio-ecological tourism systems: The case of protected area-based tourism in Nepal. Presentation at the 19th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, 4-8 June 2013, Estes Park, Colorado. (link )