Timothy P. Ryan has been the Chancellor of the University of New Orleans since October of 2003. His appointment came after having served as Interim Executive Vice Chancellor, beginning in July 2003. Prior to this appointment, Tim held the post of Dean of the College of Business Administration and the Hibernia Professor of Economics at the UNO.
He has been on the UNO faculty in the College of Business since 1976. He is a graduate of Jesuit High School in New Orleans, and received a B.A. in Economics from the University of New Orleans in 1971 and his Ph.D. in Economics from the Ohio State University in 1978.
Dr. Ryan is considered an expert on the New Orleans economy, the Louisiana economy, managerial economics, economic development, the New Orleans and Louisiana tax structure, the hospitality and tourism industries, and the United States economy. He is frequently the go-to guy for many an international, national and local reporters looking for a good quote and explanation about New Orleans’ economy – and no doubt a quick lesson in economic theory.
Ryan has had 25 articles published and has made a number of presentations focusing on a variety of local industries – gambling, maritime, tourism, transportation, taxes, even universities including UNO – and their economic impact on the city, thereby indirectly formulating public opinion and government policy for more than 20 years.