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Name: Kim, Jin-Won
Title: Assistant Professor
Organization: Tourism, Recreation & Sport Management
Education: Ph.D., Sustainable Tourism and Protected Area Management, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 2015
Office Address: 242C Florida Gym, University of Florida,PO BOX 118208 GAINESVILLE FL 326118208
Email: jinwonkim@ufl.edu
Telephone: 352-294-1625


Jin-Won Kim, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management at the University of Florida. The overall goal of his research is to identify the role of tourism, recreation and parks in the creation of active, vibrant, sustainable and resilient communities. Dr. Kim’s research has focused on four areas: (1) water-based recreation and tourism planning (2) environmental justice issues, including the accessibility and equity of recreation opportunities (3) recreation and public health policy and (4) applications of GIS and spatial technologies in tourism/recreation planning, development and management. As a tourism/recreation geographer, Dr. Kim is especially interested in applying geospatial concepts and analytical methodologies to problems that recreation or tourism managers face in their everyday decision making. His academic papers have been published in top-tier tourism and leisure journals, including Tourism Management, Journal of Travel Research, Leisure Sciences and Journal of Leisure Research.

Keywords: Community Recreation Planning; Environmental Justice; Beach Accessibility and Equity; Beach Availability; Water-based Recreaiton Opportunity Spectrum Planning; Coastal Management; GIS and Spatial Analysis