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Kathleen Andereck, director of the School of Community Resources and Development, has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of Leisure Sciences for excellent contributions to the field.
The award recognizes outstanding performance as a teacher, leader and researcher in the field of leisure, extensive participation in professional associations, and contributions to scholarly literature. She will be honored at the annual meeting in October.
In addition to leading the School of Community Resources and Development, Andereck is the director of Curricular Initiatives in the College of Public Service and Community Solutions.
Her research focuses on the tourism experience from the perspective of both visitors and residents particularly as it applies to sustainable tourism. Andereck has done research work with a diversity of organizations and agencies at the federal and state level including the Bureau of Land Management, the USDA Forest Service, the Arizona Office of Tourism and the Arizona Department of Transportation.
She has published this work in numerous academic journals including the top-tier publications in tourism studies. She has also presented many papers at national and international conference. Among her professional contributions, Andereck serves on the editorial policy board for Journal of Travel Research, as well as an associate editor and reviewer for several other journals.
She holds a Ph.D. from Clemson University.