Kyle Ryan, Ph.D.

Faculty Fellow | Professor of Kinesology | Creator and co-director of the Children’s Health, Activity & Nutrition Community Engagement (CHANCE) Initiative

Peru State College

 


 

A strong advocate and forerunner in the practice of service-learning and public scholarship, Dr. Ryan has been the recipient of the 2016 Excellence in Community-Based Teaching and Scholarship from Nebraska Campus Compact, the 2015 Teaching Excellence Award from Peru State College, a Year Nine Great Plains Public Health Leadership Institute Scholar, the 2013 Outstanding Community and Campus Collaboration Award from Heartland Campus Compact, and the 2012 Professional Health Educator Award from the Nebraska Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Dr. Ryan is also a proud member of the Kimmel Foundation Board of Directors and active in Nebraska City Rotary.

kryan@peru.edu

Research Interests

  • Rural pediatric obesity prevention and intervention
  • Rural community mobilization
  • Implementing high-impact practices into higher education through mentoring

Publications

Grants

  • AmeriCorps Planning Grant ServeNebraska. The Children’s Health, Activity & Nutrition Community Engagement (CHANCE) Initiative
  • Rural Futures Institute Teaching & Engagement Grant. Principles of Community Engagement in Public Health: Service Learning, Community-based Participatory Research, Leadership, and Civic Engagement
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Nebraska Wellness Grants. The Children’s Health, Activity, & Nutrition Community Engagement (CHANCE) Initiative

Awards

  • Excellence in Community-Based Teaching and Scholarship, Nebraska Campus Compact
  • Excellence in Teaching, Peru State College
  • Outstanding Community and Campus Collaboration Award, Nebraska Campus Compact