Patrick T. Ryan

Associate Teaching Professor

Pat is anĀ Associate Teaching Professor who joined the department in the fall of 2006 to teach the “Principles of Sales in Sport” course. In addition, he has taught “Managing the Sport Organization” and has developed the “Technology in Sport Management” and the “Olympic Odyssey” courses. Beginning in 2011, Pat was the instructor coordinating the “NASCAR Kinetics” course allowing students the experience of developing marketing programs in the motorsports area. For the past seven years, Pat has taken a group of students to Europe with the SU Abroad Olympic Odyssey program. Students gain first-hand exposure to the leaders of all aspects of the Olympics in London, Paris, Lausanne and Greece. Annual trips to Lake Placid to meet with Olympic organizers are a component of the spring Olympic Odyssey course.

Prior to being an instructor at Syracuse University, his professional experience involved him working for more than 30 years in technology organizations such as Data General and Cisco Systems, with a focus in Computer Servers, Telecommunications, Data Networking and Data Storage, where he held positions in Sales Management, Corporate Director, International General Manager and Vice President. In sport, he has been professionally involved with organizations such as SU Athletics, the Syracuse Chiefs (AAA Baseball) and the Auburn Doubledays (Class A Baseball)


Executive Development Program, Northwestern University, 1992

B.S., State University College of New York at Geneseo, 1975


SPM 215 - Principles of Sales in Sports

SPM 345 - Technology in Sport Management

SPM 449 - Technologies in Game Day Operations