Director of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Professor, Sustainable Tourism, Ecotourism & Nature-based Recreation
Dr. Kelly Bricker is a Director of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism and a Professor at the University of Utah. She completed her Ph.D. research with the Pennsylvania State University, where she specialized in sustainable tourism and protected area management, and has research and teaching interests in ecotourism, community development, natural resource management, the value of nature-based experiences, and the impacts of tourism. She authored and edited books on sustainability, which highlight case studies in tourism meeting environmental and societal issues in “Sustainable Tourism & the Millennium Development Goals: Effecting Positive Change”, educational texts focused on adventure education in “Adventure Programing and Travel for the 21st Century and Demystifying Theories in Tourism”. She also serves at the boards of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, and the Tourism and Protected Area Specialist Group of the IUCN, and the UNWTO Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Committee for sustainable development.