Member Biography

Dr. Kelly Bricker

Dr. Kelly S. Bricker is Professor and Director of the Hainan Arizona State University International Joint Tourism College, within the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions. She is also a Professor in the School of Community Resources and Development, and Professor Emerita at the University of Utah. Dr. Bricker completed her Ph.D. with the Pennsylvania State University, where she specialized in sustainable tourism and protected area management. She has interests in ecotourism, sense of place, community development, natural resource management, and the impacts of nature-based tourism. Kelly has authored 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 21 Century, graduate education in De-Mystifying Theories in Tourism Research; co-edited This Land Is Your Land: Toward a Better Understanding of Nature’s Resiliency-Building and Restorative Power for Armed Forces Personnel, Veterans, and Their Families (Sagamore Publishing, LLC). She serves on the boards of Global Sustainable Tourism Council, Tourism Unity, and Tourism and Protected Area Management. [updated 5-2023]