K Bricker
  • Professor, Chair, Parks, Recreation & Tourism

Research Statement

I am a sociologist and geographer with an interest in sustainable forms of tourism development, with a particular focus on nature-based tourism and socio-cultural tourism impacts. I approach these concepts from multi-disciplinary perspectives by incorporating into my investigations aspects of socio-cultural anthropology, geographical concepts of place attachment, and principles of ecology, outdoor recreation and natural resource management.
 

Research Keywords

  • Tourism impacts
  • Tourism certification
  • Sustainability
  • Protected Areas and Sustainability
  • Community health and well-being and tourism

Presentations

  • Bricker, K. (December 4). 2019 GSTC World Summit. Overtourism and Seasonality. Moderator and Speaker, Azores, Portugal. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/04/2019.
  • Bricker, K. (November 20, 2019). 2019 Knowledge Summit: The Path to Sustainable Development, The Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai. (Keynote Panel). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/20/2019.
  • Societal Trends in the Intermountain West affecting recreation management. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/08/2019.
  • Bricker, K. (October 29, 2019). Ecotourism and Health – A Symbiotic Relationship. Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, British Columbia. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/29/2019.
  • Bricker, K. US National Parks and Sustainable Development, Symposium on China’s National Park System, October 15-16, Chengdu, China. (Keynote). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/15/2019.
  • Bricker, K. “Community and Ecotourism Benefits: An overview of Best Practice”, Nature Tourism National Meeting, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism of Colombia, October 8-9. (Keynote). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/08/2019.
  • Bricker, K. “Sense of Place and Yellowstone NP.” Meeting on the Dolomites UNESCO +10: Responsibility, Identity, Credibility, September 30, Sexten, Italy. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/30/2019.
  • Review Destination Criteria - 2018 Workshop. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/02/2018.
  • Eco Innovation & Managing Sustainable Tourism. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/19/2018.
  • Economics and much more: Socio-Ecological Benefits of Dark Sky Protection. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/10/2018.
  • Managing Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/01/2018.
  • Nature-based tourism and certification. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/24/2018.

Research/Scholarship Projects

  • ARI California Polytechnic Grant: Outdoor Recreation and Quality of Life. PI: Kelly Bricker. Co-PI(s): William Hendricks, Jerusha Greenwood. 07/12/2012 - 08/31/2013.
  • California SCORP. PI: William Hendricks. Co-PI(s): Kelly Bricker, Jerusha Greenwood. 05/15/2012 - 05/15/2014.

Languages

  • English, fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Eastern Africa
    Community-based tourism, impacts of tourism.
  • Fiji
    Longitudinal research on tourism and quality of life in rural communities.

Publications

  • Winter, P.L., Selin, S., Cerveney, L. & Bricker, K.S. (2019). Outdoor Recreation, Nature-Based Tourism, and Sustainability. Sustainability. Vol. 12, 81. Published, 12/20/2019.
  • Joyner, L., Lackey, N.Q. & Bricker, K. (2019). Community Engagement: An Appreciative Inquiry Case Study with Theodore Roosevelt National Park Gateway Communities. Sustainability. Vol. 11, 7147. Published, 12/05/2019.
  • Bricker, K., Brownlee, M., Schwab, K. & Dustin, D. (2019). Dare to Dream Big. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration. Vol. 0. Published, 10/01/2019.
  • Brownlee, M., Bricker, K., Schwab, K. & Dustin, D. (2019). Doing More With Less. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration. Vol. 0, 7. Published, 10/01/2019.
  • Bricker, K., Brownlee, M., Schwab, K. & Dustin, D. (2019). The Meaning of Professionalism. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration. Vol. 0, 7. Published, 10/01/2019.
  • Bricker, K. (2019). Business Models and Sustainable Tourism. (pp. 126-139). Edward Elgar Publishing, UK. Published, 08/01/2019.
  • Snyman, S. & Bricker, K. (2019). Living on the edge: Benefit-sharing from protected area tourism. Journal of Sustainable Tourism. Vol. 27, 705-719. Published, 07/01/2019.
  • Hendricks, B., Schwab, K., Bricker, K., Zajchowski, C. & Dustin, D. (2019). The Future of Parks and Recreation: One Health. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration. Vol. 37. Published, 04/01/2019.
  • Schwab, K., Brownlee, M., Bricker, K. & Dustin, D. (2019). Life of Mind. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration. Vol. 37. Published, 03/01/2019.
  • Bricker, K., Schwab, K., Brownlee, M. & Dustin, D. (2019). Shattering Stereotypes and Glass Ceilings Alike. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration. Vol. 37. Published, 02/01/2019.
  • Schmalz, D., Joyner, L., Duffy, L., Bricker, K.S. & Blomquist, K. (2019). The cycle of food socialization: leisure as resistance. Annals of Leisure Research. Published, 02/01/2019.
  • Brownlee, M., Bricker, K., Schwab, K. & Dustin, D. (2019). Lessons from the Legends: Seven Characteristics of Highly Effective Leaders. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration. Vol. 37, 154-157. Published, 02/01/2019.
  • Dustin, D., Bricker, K., Brownlee, M. & Schwab, K. (2019). Lessons from the Legends: Pay It Forward. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration. Vol. 37. Published, 02/01/2019.
  • Schwab, K., Brownlee, M., Dustin, D. & Bricker, K.S. (2019). “Lessons from the Legends: Recreation for All.”. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration. Vol. 37, 155-158. Published, 02/01/2019.
  • Schmalz, D., Parr, M., Powell, G., Bricker, K.S. & Dustin, D. (2019). Post-tenure pathways: Individualized careers in higher education. Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies Education. Vol. 34. Published, 01/01/2019.