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.

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Ken Bartlett
Professor and Associate Dean of Faculty Development
College of Education and Human Development

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

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Research Associate and Director

Center for Integrated Natural Resource and Agricultural Management (CINRAM)

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

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Associate Professor and Director of Heritage Conservation and Preservation

School of Architecutre/College of Design

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

Frank Douma photo Frank Douma
Research Fellow and Associate Director

Humphrey School of Public Affairs

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

Dan Erkklia Dan Erkkila
Tourism Specialist and Regional Director

North Central Research and Outreach Center

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

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Professor and Extension Educator

Department of Applied Economics

Ph.D., Michigan State University

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Continuing Education & Conference Center

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

Monica Haynes photo Monica Haynes
Director, Bureau of Business and Economic Research

Labovitz School of Business and Economics

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

Greg Lindsey photo Greg Lindsey

Humphrey School of Public Affairs

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

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Professor, Edson Spencer Endowed Chair in Strategic and Technological Leadership, Strategic Management/Entrepreneurship

Carlson School of Management

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

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University of Minnesota Tourism Center

M.A., George Washington University

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Associate Professor

Department of Applied Economics

Ph.D., Virginia Tech

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Associate Professor, Extension Economist

Ph.D., University of Minnesota

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Goldstein Museum of Design

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Fisheries, Wildlife, Conservation Biology

Ph.D., University of Idaho

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Tourism Specialist and Extension Educator

University of Minnesota Tourism Center

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

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Department of Forest Resources

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

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Adjunct Professor, Rural Design
Thorbeck Architecture Ltd.

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Humphrey School of Public Affairs

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