Dr. W. Ryan Wishart, Assistant Professor, Sociology


Creighton Hall 428B

Office Hours

By Appointment

Office Phone

402 280-1780



Mail Address

W. Ryan Wishart, PhD
Department of Cultural and Social Studies
Creighton Hall #425A
Creighton University
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 67178

Professional vitae

Ryan Wishart grew up in east Tennessee and earned interdisciplinary bachelorís and masterís degrees from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Wishart joined Creightonís department of Cultural and Social Studies in 2014 after completing his Ph.D. at the University of Oregon. He is also a faculty member in the Environmental Science and Sustainability Studies programs.  In addition to teaching introductory courses on sociology and social problems, he teaches courses on social and cultural theory, environmental sociology, and political sociology. His research has focused on the social and ecological problems associated with coal extraction in the rural Appalachian region, social movements, and elite political organization and mobilization.