Faculty & Staff

Peter Ryan

Peter Ryan, PhD, APR

Public Relations, Associate Professor, Interim Chair

Dr. Peter Malachy Ryan (APR) has been with the Department of Public Relations at Mount Royal University (MRU) since July 2016. In Fall 2021, Peter will be teaching Government Public Relations, and Issues Management, Risk and Crisis Communication. In Winter 2022, he will be teaching a new course titled “The Canadian Energy Industry, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability PR.”

Peter is accredited in public relations (APR) through the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) and is currently on the Executive Board for CPRS Calgary. He is also on the Advisory Board for the Centre for Crisis and Risk Communication (CCRC). He is a frequent media commentator based on his professional and research interests, which include Canadian political communication, government public relations, digital research methods, and social media issues management. His co-authored research with Patrice Dutil earned the J.E. Hodgetts' award from the Institute of Public Administration (IPAC) for article of the year in 2013, and an innovative collaborative online project with CBC News' Susan Ormiston Online and Greg Elmer's Infoscape Research Lab earned the "Best Cross Platform Project" Gemini Award for their coverage of the 2008 Canadian federal election (note: the Gemini Awards are now known as the "Canada Screen Awards", since 2013).

You can follow Peter on Twitter @prnetworks.