Shuangyu Xu, PhD

Shuangyu Xu


Assistant Professor

School of Natural Resources

Research at a glance

Area(s) of Expertise

Research Summary

Xu’s research is primarily focused on developing and promoting sustainable tourism (with an emphasis in nature-based tourism, craft beverage tourism) for communities using a combined stakeholder-engaged and GIS approach. Her research seeks to fully engage different stakeholders (e.g., tourists/visitors, residents, tourism related businesses, policy-makers) and to develop a comprehensive understanding of the impacts of tourism. She is also interested in examining other tourism niches (e.g., heritage tourism, agritourism) in both regional and linear tourism route settings.

Educational background

  • Ph.D., North Carolina State University
  • M.S., University of Missouri-Columbia

Courses taught

  • PRST 2060: Tourism Management
  • PRST 4260/7260: Sustainable Tourism
  • PRST 4357/7357: Domestic and International Tourism: Resources, Market, and Impacts
  • PRST 8400: Constructs of Leisure