About David

Dr. David W. Knight is a Center for Collaborative Conservation Fellow and Assistant Professor for the Masters of Tourism Management program at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Google Scholar Profile CV


  • Community Development
  • Community-Based Conservation
  • Conflict Management in Natural Resources
  • Development of Assessment Tools and Measures
  • Environmental Governance
  • Environmental Supports of and Barriers to Participation
  • Extension
  • Fisheries Management
  • Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
  • Indigenous Science
  • International Development
  • Livelihoods
  • Natural Resource Tourism
  • Other
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • PK-12 Student Achievement
  • Parks and Protected Areas
  • Pedagogy
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Resilience Thinking
  • Social Ecological Systems
  • Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Tourism Development
  • Tourism
  • Tourism Education
  • Empowerment
  • Community-based tourism

Selected Publications

Tourism-based development in Cusco, Peru: comparing national discourses with local realities

  • Knight, D., Cottrell, S., Pickering, K.Bohren, L., & Bright, A.,

Evaluating tourism-linked empowerment in Cuzco, Peru

  • Knight, D., & Cottrell, S.,