David Mihalic

Adjunct Faculty, Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies

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  • Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Certificate, Executive Program, 1998
  • Michigan State University, M.S. in Parks and Recreation Resources (Resource Management, Minor: Environment Law)
  • Southern Illinois University, B.S. in Recreation Administration (Minor: Business)
  • Principal, Heritage Resources Group LLC, Missoula, Montana
  • Expert Advisor, The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • Member, National Advisory Board, Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands
  • US Department of the Interior, Senior Executive Service, 1999-2003
  • National Park Service, Chief of Policy, Superintendent, Park Ranger: Yosemite, Glacier, Mammoth Cave, Great Smoky Mountains, Yukon-Charley Rivers, Yellowstone national park areas, 1976-2003
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Michigan State University, 1997
  • Bureau of Land Management, Recreation Planner
Research Interests

Trans-frontier and global protected areas, world heritage, natural and cultural resource management, economics of public choice, leadership development, politics and policy of natural resource management.

Selected Publications

Mihalic, David A. (2014). Lessons from the Field: A Partnership Between Park Managers and Concession Service Providers, World Parks Congress “Stream 3: Improving Health and Well-being: Healthy Parks Healthy People” Sydney, Australia

Mihalic, David A. (2012). “Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park: Observations and Retrospection on Cooperation Issues,” Chapter 1 in Parks, Peace, and Partnership: Global Initiatives In Transboundary Conservation, (Quinn, Broberg, and Freimund, eds.) University of Calgary Press

Mihalic, David A. (1974). Visitor Attitudes Toward Grizzly Bears, Glacier National Park, Montana, Michigan State University, Thesis for the Degree of Master of Science