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Tourism policy, planning and development, tourism impacts, psychological impacts of tourism development
Evan Jordan is an assistant professor in the School of Community Resources and Development at Arizona State University. He received his Ph.D. in Sustainable Tourism and Protected Area Management from Michigan State University. His research focuses on tourism policy, planning, development, and impacts, and he has a particular interest in the area of psychological impacts of tourism development. He has conducted research in tourism destinations throughout the world, including Alaska, Hawaii, South Carolina, Belgium, and Jamaica. His scholarly goals are to examine how various types of tourism planning and development affect the quality of life of host community residents, and to determine best practices for the tourism development process that promote symbiosis and sustainability for residents, businesses, and government in tourism communities. He has held industry and government positions at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Datassential Research, Michigan Department of Transportation, and was Chairman of the Board of the non-profit Hawaii Chapter of the Pacific Asia Travel Association.