Patrick T. Ryan

Associate Teaching Professor

Pat Ryan is an 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,” “Technology in Sport Management” and “Olympic Odyssey” courses.

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. In 2011, Pat was the instructor coordinating the “NASCAR Kinetics” course allowing students the experience of developing marketing programs in the motorsports area.

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)

At the Ability Partners Foundation’s 15th Winter Gala and Auction in Geneva on Feb. 2, 2018, Pat and his wife, LuAnn Ryan, were named volunteers of the year. LuAnn has been a general education teacher at Happiness House for 16 years, before retiring in June 2018 after a 42-year teaching career. Happiness House offers programs and services for children and adults with disabilities, and their families, in Ontario, Seneca, Yates, and Wayne Counties.

Ryan is the advisor of the Sport Management Sales Club and mentors the SPM Learning Community. He works closely with Falk College information technology staff to best outfit the college with the necessary equipment for the Milton Conrad Technology Center and helped plan the computer software needed for Falk’s new Sport Analytics lab.


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