Tek B. Dangi completed PhD in Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences from Texas A&M University. Prior to that, he completed second MS in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Wyoming with a thesis research- Ecotourism & Sustainable Development: Management Strategies of Rocky Mountain National Park. Prior to joining University of Southern Maine (USM), Dr. Dangi gained experience teaching undergraduate classes in tourism, recreation, and leisure at Texas A&M University, Eastern Washington University, and both undergraduate and graduate cleasses in a couple of tourism academies in Nepal. His research interest emphasizes developing frameworks and links that would contribute to sustainable tourism, ecotourism, community-based tourism (with emphasis on justice, ethics and equity), host-guest interactions in tourism/recreation settings, and positive youth development (PYD). Dr. Dangi also possesses professional experience of tourism and hospitality industry specifically destination management and marketing while working in Nepal. Some of his recreational preferences include hiking, camping and fishing. Tek expressed great satisfaction to enjoy coastal scenic locations and recreational facilities in/around Portland, ME, which make this place especially appealing to locals, out of state and international visitors.