Andrea Houchard

Director, Arizona Hospitality Research & Resource Center

Andrea Houchard

Andrea Houchard, PhD
Alliance Bank Business Outreach Center: AHRRC

FCB Building 81: Room 103

928-523-2132 (o)
928-274-8737 (c)

At NAU since 2010

Educational Background
PhD, Philosophy, Tulane, 2015
MA, Philosophy, University of Southern Mississippi, 2001
BA, English, The Ohio State University, 1989

Courses Taught
AHBY 323 - Social Justice
CCE 330 - Global Engagement
FYS 121 - Civility, Reason, Engagement
FYS 121 - Leading Yourself (with Craig Van Slyke)
PHI 331 - Environmental Ethics

Areas of Emphasis
Economic Impact Studies
Public Engagement
Tourism Research

Professional and Community Service
Board, League of Women Voters, Greater Verde Valley
Board of Directors, Sedona International Film Festival
Board of Trustees, SOPHIA - Society of Philosophers in America

Melinda Bradford

Research Specialist

Melinda Bradford

Melinda Bradford, BS, is the research specialist at the Arizona Hospitality Research and Resource Center at Northern Arizona University’s Alliance Bank Business Outreach Center. Bradford specializes in providing data and maintaining Tourism Indicators and tourism trends for the Arizona Office of Tourism. She uses Qualtrics and Teleform software programs to create online and paper survey forms.

Melinda Bradford
Fax: 928-523-5233
PO Box 6024
Flagstaff, AZ  86011-6024

Thomas Combrink, M.S.

Senior Research Specialist

Thomas Combrink, M.S.

Thomas E. Combrink, M.S., is the senior research specialist at the AHRRC. Tom holds the BS degree in Leisure Studies and Tourism Science from Texas A&M University and the M.S. from Michigan State in Resource Development and Economics. He holds a further national certifications in park administration. He is the Center’s data collection and analysis expert.


Thomas Combrink
Fax: 928-523-5233
PO Box 6024
Flagstaff, AZ  86011-6024