Velvet Nelson


Velvet Nelson
Department of Geography and Geology
P.O. Box 2148
Huntsville, TX 77341

Phone: (936) 294-4065
Personal Webpage:

GEOG 1321 People, Place and Environment
GEOG 2356 World Regional Geography: Latin America, Africa & South Asia
GEOG 3352 Tourism Geography
GEOG 3358 Historical Geography of the United States
GEOG 3359 Regional Geography: The United States & Canada

Tourism Geography
Cultural Geography
Environment and Society

Associate Professor
Tourism Geography

My research focus is on travel and tourism as a topic of geographic inquiry. Travel is one of the most significant ways we know the world, and it is something I try to do as often as I can. I teach a course on tourism geography at SHSU, and I am the author of the textbook, An Introduction to the Geography of Tourism (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2013). My initial research interest was in the Caribbean as a major destination region, but recently I have spent more time in Central Europe. In 2010, I was a Fulbright Scholar in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Primorska in Slovenia, and in 2013 I was invited to return to the university as a visiting scholar in the Faculty of Tourism.