PROF. DR. JAFAR JAFARI
University of Wisconsin-Stout (USA)

Jafar Jafari is Founding Editor, Annals of Tourism Research; Chief Editor, Tourism Social Science Series; Co-editor, Bridging Tourism Theory and Practice; Co-editor, Encyclopedia of Tourism;
Co-Founding Editor, Information Technology & Tourism; Co-Founder, TRINET; Founding President, International Academy for the Stuly of Tourism; and Founding President, Tourism Intelligence Forum.  A cultural anthropologist (PhD, University of Minnesota, USA), with BA (English, University of Isfahan, Iran) and BS and MS (hotel and tourism management, Cornell University, USA), he is the recipient of the 2005 UNWTO Ulysses Prize and of Honorary Doctorate (Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain), Visiting Professor of the latter institution, as well as Sun Yat-sen University (China), Universitat do Algarve (Portugal), University of Isfahan (Iran), Lifetime Honorary Professorship of Bundelkhand University (India), and professor emeritus of University of Wisconsin-Stout (USA)