Toursim Center Affiliates

Committee Description

Tourism Center affiliates are University faculty and professional staff in multiple disciplines across the University of Minnesota system whose academic areas of interest align with Minnesota’s tourism industry and the mission of the Tourism Center. In cooperation with the Center, these affiliates sometimes engage undergraduate and graduate students in projects related to the tourism industry.

Ken Bartlett Ken Bartlett photo Professor and Associate Dean of Faculty Development

College of Education and Human Development
104 Burton Hall
University of Minnesota
178 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455

Tel: 612-624-4935
Email:  bartlett@umn.edu

Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, human resource education
M.Sc., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, leisure studies
B.P. and Recreation Management, Lincoln University, New Zealand, parks and recreation management

Dean Current Dean Current photo Research Associate and Director
Center for Integrated Natural Resource and Agricultural Management (CINRAM)
107 Green Hall
University of Minnesota
1530 Cleveland Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55108

Tel:  612-624-4299
Email:  curre002@umn.edu

Ph.D., Forest Economics, University of Minnesota
M.A. in Anthropology, University of Minnesota
M.S. Forest Economics, University of Minnesota
B.S. Forest Management, University of Missouri

Greg Donofrio Greg Donofrio photo Associate Professor and Director of Heritage Conservation and Preservation
School of Architecutre/College of Design
151G Rapson Hall
University of Minnesota
89 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455

Tel:  612-626-1107
Email:  donofrio@umn.edu

Ph.D., City and Regional Planning, Cornell
M.A., Historic Preservation Planning, Cornell
B.A., History of Science and Technology, Vassar

Frank Douma Frank Douma photo Research Fellow and Associate Director
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
280 Humphrey School
University of Minnesota
301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55455

Tel:  612-626-9946
Email:  fdouma@umn.edu

J.D., University of Minnesota
M.A., Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
B.A., Political Science, Grinnell College

Dan Erkkila Dan Erkklia Tourism Specialist and Extension Professor
North Central Research and Outreach Center
1861 E Highway 169
Grand Rapids, MN  55744

Tel:  218-327-4361
Email:  erkkila@umn.edu

Ph.D., Forest Economics, University of Minnesota
M.S., Forest Management, University of Minnesota
B.S., Forest Science, University of Minnesota

Bill Gartner Bill Gartner photo Professor and Extension Educator
Department of Applied Economics
332 Ruttan Hall
University of Minnesota
1994 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Tel:  612-625-5248
Email:  wcg@umn.edu

Ph.D., Michigan State University

Ken Gay Ken Gay photo Director
Continuing Education & Conference Center
280 CECC
University of Minnesota
1890 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55108

Tel:  612-624-2777
Email:  kgay@umn.edu

M.S., Tourism Management, University of Wisconsin-Stout
B.S., Hotel and Restaurant Management, University of Wisconsin-Stout

Monica Haynes Monica Haynes photo Director, Bureau of Business and Economic Research
Labovitz School of Business and Economics
University of Minnesota
11 East Superior Street, Suite 210
Duluth, MN   55802

Tel:  218-726-7895
Email:  mrhaynes@d.umn.edu

M.S., Applied Economics, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
B.A., Political Science, Statistics, University of Minnesota-Morris

Greg Lindsey Greg Lindsey photo Professor
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
130 Humphrey School
University of Minnesota
301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Tel:  612-625-3375
Email:  linds301@umn.edu

Ph.D., M.A., Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
M.A., Geography and Environmental Studies, Northeastern Illinois University

Alfred Marcus Alfred Marcus photo Professor, Edson Spencer Endowed Chair in Strategic and Technological Leadership, Strategic Management/Entrepreneurship
Carlson School of Management
University of Minnesota
321 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55455

Tel:  612-624-2812
Email:  amarcus@umn.edu

Ph.D., Government, Harvard University
M.A., Political Science, University of Chicago
B.A., Modern European History, University of Chicago

Cynthia Messer Cynthia Messer photo Extension Professor
448 Coffey Hall
University of Minnesota
1420 Eckles Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55108

Tel: 612-624-4264
Email:  cmesser@umn.edu

M.A., George Washington University

Elton Mykerezi Elton Mykerezi photo Associate Professor
Department of Applied Economics
218F Ruttan Hall
University of Minneseota
1994 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55108

Tel:  612-625-2749
Email:  myker001@umn.edu

Ph.D., Virginia Tech

Ward Nefstead Ward Nefstead photo Associate Professor, Extension Economist
249B Ruttan Hall
University of Minnesota
1994 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55108

Tel:  612-625-7228
Email:  nefs002@umn.edu

Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Lin Nelson-Mayson Lin Nelson-Mayson photo Director
Goldstein Museum of Design
364E NcNeil Hall
University of Minnesota
1985 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55108

Tel:  612-624-3292
Email:  lnelsonm@umn.edu

 

Jim Perry Jim Perry photo Professor
Fisheries, Wildlife, Conservation Biology
200 Hodson Hall
University of Minnesota
1980 Folwell Avenue
St Paul, MN 55108

Tel:  612-625-4717
Email:  Jperry@umn.edu

Ph.D., University of Idaho

Xinyi (Lisa) Qian Xinyi (Lisa) Qian photo Tourism Specialist
456 Coffey Hall
University of Minnesota
1420 Eckles Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Tel:  612-625-5668
Email:  qianx@umn.edu

Ph.D., Recreation, Park and Tourism Management, Pennsylvania State University

Stephen Ross Stephen Ross photo Associate Professor
School of Kinesiology
100 Cooke Hall
University of Minnesota
1900 University Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Tel:  612-624-7529
Email:  sdross@umn.edu

Ph.D., Leisure Behavior, Sport Management, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S., Parks, Recreation and Tourism, Clemson University
B.S., Service Marketing, Clemson University

Ingrid Schneider Ingrid Schneider photo Professor, Forest Resources
Department of Forest Resources
301B Green Hall
University of Minnesota
1530 Cleveland Avenue North
St. Paul, MN  55108

Tel: 612-624-2250
Email:  ingridss@umn.edu

Ph.D., Clemson University
M.S., Forestry, University of Minnesota
B.S., Technical Communications, University of Minnesota

Dewey Thorbeck Dewey Thorbeck photo Adjunct Professor, Center for Rural Design

Thorbeck Architecture Ltd.
1409 Willow Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403

Tel: 651-756-7073
Email: Thorb001@umn.edu

David Wilsey David Wilsey photo Lecturer
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
258 Humphrey School
301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55455

Tel: 612-625-7062
Email: dwilsey@umn.edu

Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Ecology, University of Florida
M.S., Conservation Biology, University of Minnesota
B.B.A., Finance, University of Wisconsin-Madison