Roger Riley, Ph.D.

Professor and Department Chair
Roger Riley
Phone: 507.457.5559
Office: Memorial Hall, 122

"My door is always open. If you need help with classes or advising, academic or non-academic issues, I am here to help. I have been a professor at Winona State since August 2000, and I teach the “business-y” type classes and some tourism class in the RTTR department. The areas in which I have special interests include: Tourism (in general), Movie-Induced Tourism, Regional Tourism Development of Developing Countries, Qualitative Research Methods and the Legal and Financial Aspect of Recreation and Tourism. While I serve on a number of committees around campus, my passion and leisure is serving women’s collegiate rugby – as a coach, and an administrator at three different levels. Winona State University is pretty darn good at rugby on the national level. As you can tell, I like to travel. While I keep knocking off locations from my bucket list, the list seems to get longer each year!"


  • Ph.D: Texas A&M University, 1993
  • MS and BS: University of Wisconsin La Crosse, 1985, 1984
  • Diploma of Teaching, Hamilton Teacher's College, Hamilton, New Zealand, 1977

Teaching and Research:

  • Travel and Tourism
  • Legal and Financial Aspects
  • Commercial Recreation
  • Organization and Administration
  • Evaluation
  • Travel studies (Costa Rica)