Jin-Won Kim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Tourism, Recreation & Sport Management

  • Ph.D. in Sustainable Tourism and Protected Area Mgt,Michigan St University (2015)
  • M.S. in Tourism Management, Kyunghee University (2006)
  • B.S. in Geography, Kyunghee University (2002)

Kim CV

Contact Info

FLG 242C
P.O. Box 118208
Gainesville, FL 32611-8208
(352) 294-1625 | jinwonkim@ufl.edu


Jin-Won Kim, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management at the University of Florida, USA. 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.

Research Interests

  • Environmental justice issues, including the accessibility and equity of recreation opportunities
  • Water-based recreation and tourism planning and development
  • Participatory decision-making
  • Public health and policy


  • LEI 5188 Trends & Issues in Tourism
  • LEI 6557 Coastal Recreation Management