Tuesday, April 27, 2010

IU professor receives NSF grant

Joseph Chen (pictured), associate professor in Indiana University's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, will take his tourism marketing expertise to the Arctic with a $275,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the social impact of tourism in Norway, reports the IU News Bureau.

The study will focus on Alta, Kirkenes, Karasjok, North Cape, Hammerfest, Honningsvag, and Båtsfjord. North Cape is considered the most visited Arctic destination in the European continent as well as one of the most popular and established arctic destinations in the world.

Chen is associate professor in the School of HPER's Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Studies.


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