Dr. Susan Ryan


Department of Business, Economics and Enterprise Sciences


Dr. Ryan has been at Cal U since 2002. She is the program coordinator for the tourism, hospitality, and event studies curriculum on campus. She is also the director of the Cal U Tourism Research Center. 


Research Interests

Dr. Ryan’s research interests and publication dossier encompasses agritourism, battlefield tourism, community tourism planning, cultural geography, cultural/heritage tourism, dark tourism, human geography, sustainable tourism, and wildlife tourism.

  • B.A.: English Literature/Political Science, University of Western Ontario
  • M.A.: Tourism Management, Bournemouth University, England
  • Ph.D.: Environmental Design, specialization in Tourism Planning, University of Calgary

Email: ryan@calu.edu

Phone: 724-938-4531

Office: Eberly Hall Room 205