Professor of Practice
North Carolina State University
Mickey Fearn is a professor of practice in the North Carolina State University’s School of Natural Resources. He has been a parks, recreation, and conservation professional for over 45 years. From 2009 to 2013, he served as the National Park Service’s deputy director for communications and community assistance. Before joining the National Park Service, Mickey worked in Seattle where he held various positions around innovation, social justice, and citizen engagement. Mickey earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Recreation and Park Administration from California State University and his Master of Science Degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies from the University of Oregon.