Ph.D. 2009. Natural Resources Science and Management, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.
M.S. 2005. Forestry, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.
B.S. 1996. Business Adminstration and Management Information Systems, William Jewell College, Liberty, MO.
ENS 200: Strategies for Environmental Inquiry
ENS 250 / GE0 250: Introduction to GIS
ENS 340 / GEO 340: Water Resources Management
GEO 131: The World's Regions
GEO 360: Geography of North America
Coordinator of the GIS Interdisciplinary Program
1) Land use change and environmental legacies of past land use decisions in the Southern Appalachian Mountains
2) Water quality management in the Piedmont Region
3) Forest Ecology of the Elon University Forest
4) Applications of GIS across the disciplines
2011. Kirk, Ryan W., Paul V. Bolstad, and Steven M. Manson. Spatio-temporal trend analysis of long-term development patterns (1900-2030) in a Southern Appalachian County. Landscape and Urban Planning.
2009. Tanner, Dawn, and Ryan Kirk. Matrix to Mosaic: Habitat fragmentation from 1982-1999 in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Borneo Research Bulletin. 39: 255-268.
2011. Kirk, Ryan W. Agricultural site suitability as a biophysical driver of land use change in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers (SEDAAG). Savannah, GA.
2010. Kirk, Ryan W. New opportunities for geographic research in NC using current and historic parcels data. North Carolina Property Mappers Association. Greensboro, NC.
2009. Kirk, Ryan W. and Paul V. Bolstad. Land use and terrestrial carbon accrual in Western North Carolina, 1850-2030. Southern Appalachian Biosphere and Man Conference, Asheville, NC.
2009. Kirk, Ryan W. Opening the Appalachians: 200 years of transportation changes in Western North Carolina. North Carolina GIS Conference, Raleigh, NC.