Dr Kathleen Andereck professor from Arizona State University is at present visiting Holar University College (HUC) on a Fulbright scholar grant. The Fulbright Commission offers grant programs to U.S. faculty and professionals to lecture or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. The Fulbright Specialist Program provides short-term Fulbright grants of two to six weeks.
Dr Andereck is the director of Curricular Initiatives in the College of Public Service & Community Solutions and director of the School of Community Resources & Development at Arizona State University where she also holds the rank of Professor. Her research focuses on the tourism experience from the perspective of both visitors and residents, particularly as it applies to sustainable tourism. Her former research projects include The Tourism and Recreation Experience, Sustainable Tourism, Community-Based Tourism, Tourism and Quality of Life, Resident Attitudes toward Tourism and Volunteer Tourism.
While staying at HUC Kathleen has worked with faculty members in The Rural Tourism Department (DRT) in reviewing the existing master’s program, as well as discussing potentials regarding Study Abroad opportunities between the two schools. In addition she has been able to do some field visiting, together with DRT´s faculty, to The Tourism Research Center in Akureyri, The University of Akureyri, The Whale museum in Húsavík, The Seal Center in Hvammstangi and more.
We want to thank Kathleen for her contribution to the development and innovation on the Tourism Departments master’s curriculum, and hope to have a productive collaboration with her and her university in the future.