Amy Vaughan is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Tourism, Event, and Sport Management. She is especially interested in high impact practices, including internships and first year seminars. She is also interested in career readiness, mentoring of interns and helping students transition from college to career. In addition, she is interested in community based partnerships. She has presented at the Edward C. Moore Symposium, the Assessment Institute, the First Year Experience Conference, the International Symposium on Service Learning and Central States Travel and Tourism Research Association.
She has more than twenty years of experience in the tourism industry. Prior to joining the IUPUI faculty in 2012, she served as the Director of the Hamilton County CVB for fourteen years. She also served as the Director of the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for more than seven years. A Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME), she is a graduate of Ball State University’s Economic Development course and of the Hamilton County Leadership Academy. She is also a Purdue University Distinguished Darden Professor. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English and Journalism from Indiana University, Bloomington and her Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies from Indiana University, Indianapolis.