Associate Professor, School of Community Resources and Development, Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions
School of Community Resources and Development
Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix
417 N Central Ave, Ste 550
Phoenix, AZ 85004-0685-4020
- Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
- Associate Professor, School of Community Resources and Development, Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions
- Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
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
- 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
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 )
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.
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 )
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 )
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 )
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 )
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.
Nyaupane, G. P. Ecology, tourism. In: Jafari, J. and H. Xiao eds., Encyclopedia of Tourism. Springer.
Poudel, S. and G. P. Nyaupane. Conservation, tourism. In: Jafari, J. and H. Xiao eds., Encyclopedia of Tourism. Springer.
Poudel, S. and G. P. Nyaupane. Nepal tourism. In: Jafari, J. and H. Xiao eds., Encyclopedia of Tourism. Springer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 )