Chair and Associate Professor
General Management and Human Resources
PhD, Management, University of St Andrews, UK
MLitt, Management, Economics, Politics, University of St Andrews, UK
BA (Hons), Political Science, University of Western Ontario
While the primary focus of Ryan’s teaching is in the areas of Strategy and International Business, his research interests extend into the field of Organizational Studies, with a specific interest in issues of legitimacy and the role of rhetoric in initiating profound institutional change in a variety of empirical contexts.
Previously, Ryan was a member of faculty at the School of Management at the University of St Andrews in the UK. At St Andrews and held the following posts: Teaching Fellow, Academic Director of the International Business Masters program and Warden of St Leonard's College. He has a BA (Honors) in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario, a Masters in Management, Economics and Politics and a PhD in Management from the University of St Andrews. Prior to pursuing a career in academia, he led an education advocacy group in Ontario and later ran public and government affairs for a major Canadian industry association.