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Kim S. Uhlik

Uhlik, Kim S.

Associate Professor,  Hospitality, Recr & Tour Mgm't

Additional Contact Information

Phone Number(s)
(408) 924-2998

Office Hours
515 MQH: Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:15a to 8:45a, from 1:45 to 2:45p, and from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Also by appointment

Kim believes that the journey towards living a meaningful life begins with increasing awareness: of social context, disciplinary content, professional expectations, personal capabilities, and of self. Inspired awareness leads to actualization, the invigorating realization that we are not only capable of action, but that we have an obligation to act. Choosing to make a difference initiates the cycle of lifelong transformation, which gives our professional and personal lives the purpose and direction that produces fulfillment and satisfaction.



  • Higher Education Administration / Sports Administration, Educational Administration
    Kent St Univ Main Campus, Ohio, United States, 1999
  • Geography / Cartography, Geography
    Kent St Univ Main Campus, Ohio, United States, 1976
  • Bachelor of Science, Geology
    Baldwin-Wallace College, Ohio, United States, 1974

Licenses & Certificates

    United States Professional Tennis Association, United States, 1992
  • Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP)
    National Recreation and Park Association, United States, 2010


Kim S. Uhlik is a tenure-track Associate Professor in the Department of Hospitality, Recreation, and Tourism Management at San Jose State University, and coordinator of its Leadership and Administration emphasis. His Ph.D. program in Higher Education Administration/Sports Administration was grounded in leadership and strategic planning - balanced by practical experience in leadership positions with a Visitors and Convention Bureau, a commercial recreation S-Corporation, and several municipal Parks and Recreation Departments. Kim's research seeks to discover and develop a partnership-based philosophy and practice that promotes responsible entrepreneurship, stakeholder empowerment, proactive stewardship, sustainable development, and innovative andragogy through the transformation of students, teachers, clients, and practitioners that leads to life satisfaction and fulfillment for all. He has published articles related to both partnership and andragogy (including academic advising), and his community-centered class projects - involving recreation organization development, park design, and community development - have garnered positive publicity for students and higher education alike. Kim comes to San Jose State from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, where he served as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the School of Exercise, Leisure, and Sport.