Mark Okrant

Mark OkrantMark Okrant
Professor of Tourism Management
Director, Institute of New Hampshire Studies
Graduate Program Advisor for Environmental Science and Policy

Phone: (603) 535-2364


Mark Okrant has coordinated tourism research for the State of New Hampshire since 1990, conducted tourism assessments in Aleut and Yupik communities in Alaska, and has presented tourism marketing and planning workshops in Alaska, Canada, and Romania. Okrant was nominated to the International Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism, is past president of the Travel and Tourism Research Association, and past president of the New England-St. Lawrence Valley Geographical Society. He was the 1998 recipient of the Association of American Geographers John Rooney Award for excellence in applied tourism research.

Okrant has written four books: Sleeping Alongside the Road, an examination of the motel era, and novels A Last Resort, I Knew You When, and Judson’s Island.

Degrees and Education
  • EdD, Oklahoma State University
  • MS, Southern Connecticut State College
  • BS, Southern Connecticut State College

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