Professor, Sustainable Tourism, Coordinator of Global Tourism Concentration
His research focus includes sustainable tourism development - linking tourism, nature conservation and protected areas; collaborative conservation and protected area management; and perceptions of landscape disturbance - implications for human dimensions of natural resources, recreation and tourism.
Assistant Professor; Director of Engagement, Master of Tourism Management-China
Community-based tourism, Sustainability, Tourism-linked Empowerment
Instructor, Undergraduate Coordinator, and Internship Coordinator
Internships, career preparation, event planning, natural resource ecology and measurements.
Director of Tourism Enterprise Programs; Assistant Professor of Practice
Natalie Ooi's teaching expertise lies within ski area management and more broadly, sustainable tourism management. She is an instructor in both the Graduate Certificate in Ski Area Management and the Master of Tourism Management programs. Natalie Ooi's research expertise lies within the nexus of sustainable tourism development and mountain resort development. This includes research on drought and climate change, climate change adaptation strategies, and the resiliency of ski areas and mountain resort destinations. Past and current areas of research include backpacker tourism, volunteer tourism, sustainable tourism development, mountain resort development, and social capital.
Human adaptation to environmental change
Dr. Bear’s research areas include internal branding, service management and marketing, as well as destination brand marketing.