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Ms. Kelly S. Bricker, PhD



at University of Utah - Parks, Recreation and Tourism Program (Scientific / Technical)

United States of America

Partner of programme: Sustainable Tourism, Sustainable Tourism, Sustainable Tourism, Sustainable Tourism

About my work

Dr. Bricker is a Professor and Director of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism at the University of Utah, located in the College of Health. She completed her Ph.D. research with the Pennsylvania State University, where she specialized in sustainable tourism and protected area management. She has research and teaching interests in ecotourism, sense of place, community development, natural resource management, value of nature-based experiences, and the impacts of tourism. She has authored and edited books on sustainability, which highlight case studies in tourism meeting environmental and societal issues. Dr. Bricker has served as Chair and is currently Vice Chair for Global Sustainable Tourism Council, the Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Committee of the United Nations World Tourism Organization 10YFP for sustainable development, and the Tourism and Protected Area Specialist Group of the IUCN. With partners in OARS and her husband, she developed an ecotourism operation called Rivers Fiji.

Areas of expertise

Sectors of activity

Culture and recreation, Education, Scientific Research, Development and Innovation, Tourism


Asia / Pacific, North America