Dr. Kelly S. Bricker, Vice-Chair
Associate Professor and Director at the University of Utah in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism
Region: North America
Category: Academia (Voting Member)
Dr. Bricker is a Professor of Sustainable Tourism and Ecotourism at the University of Utah in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism. She completed her Ph.D. research with the Pennsylvania State University, where she specialized in sustainable tourism and protected area management. She has special research and teaching interest in ecotourism, natural resource management, and the environmental and social impacts of tourism. Kelly has conducted research and presented on issues in ecotourism, visitor management, impacts of tourism, and natural resource management for nature-based tourism. She has published protected areas, ecotourism certification and policy, and health and sustainable tourism relative to impacts on communities. With Rosemary Black and Stuart Cottrell, she authored and edited a book titled Sustainable Tourism & the Millennium Development Goals: Effecting Positive Change. Most recently, she co-edited a new textbook with Dr. Rosemary Black, titled Adventure Programing and Travel for the 21st Century. With partners in OARS and her husband, she developed an ecotourism operation called Rivers Fiji. She currently serves as the Vice Chair and Treasurer for the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, and serves as an Advisory Board member to GPRED.