Ryan is the department chair and has been employed by SWOSU since 1996. He became a faculty member in the Parks and Recreation Management Department in 2004. Prior to this appointment he served as the Adventure Programming Specialist for the SWOSU Adventure Programs. In this capacity he supervised adventure programming activities and program facilitators at each of the five SWOSU adjudicated youth homes.
Ryan is a graduate of SWOSU, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Therapy and a Master of Education in Health, Physical Education and Recreation.
Ryan is a graduate of numerous outdoor adventure training programs including the National Outdoor Leadership School's Wilderness Rock Climbing and Backpacking course, the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS Wilderness First Responder course, the Boulder Outdoor Survival School Wilderness Survival course, the Jeff Randle Survival School, the SOLO Wilderness and Emergency Medicine School, and the PADI SCUBA Instructor School. Ryan teaches a variety of adventure based courses including ropes course facilitation, SCUBA, archery, backpacking, whitewater rafting, high angle rescue, wilderness first aid, wilderness survival, lifeguarding and emergency response
9:00 am-12:00 pm