Department of Business, Economics and Enterprise Sciences
Dr. Ryan has been at PennWest California since 2002. She is the program coordinator for the tourism, hospitality, and event studies curriculum on campus. She is also the director of the PennWest California Tourism Research Center.
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
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