Ryan Leick

Faculty Member

Dr. Ryan Leick


Dr. Ryan Leick is an Assistant Professor specializing in air transport strategy, marketing and operations at Utah Valley University in Provo, Utah, USA. He is a graduate of the Air Transport Management PhD program at Cranfield University in the United Kingdom and alumni of the School of Business at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach Campus. Dr. Leick draws upon industry experience in airline marketing, distribution and information technology acquired from working for entrepreneurial start-up and long-haul, low-cost carrier MAXjet Airways; legacy carrier United Airlines and privately held, niche carrier Aloha Airlines.


Ph D, Cranfield University, 2008

Major: Air Transport Management

BS, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 2003

Major: Aviation Business Administration


AVSC 2150

Air Transportation Management, Spring 2024

AVSC 2150

Air Transportation Management, Spring 2024

AVSC 2150

Air Transportation Management, Spring 2024

AVSC 3120

Airport Management, Spring 2024


Cooperative Work Experience, Spring 2024


Undergraduate Research Project, Spring 2024


Arocho, Rachel (Moderator), Ensign, Allison (Panelist), Brooks, Lauren (Panelist), Leick, Ryan (Panelist), Mentoring Community Brown Bag, "Mentoring Across Contexts_ Recruiting Students, High-Volume Mentoring, and Mentoring Momentum", UVU SCULPT. (March 28, 2022)
Leick, Ryan (Presenter & Author), Northwest Aviation Conference, "Exploring Career Opportunities in Aviation Management", Washington Aviation Association, Puyallup, WA. (February 26, 2022)
Leick, Ryan (Coordinator/Organizer), Airport 101, "Array", Heber Valley Airport. (February 19, 2020)
Leick, Ryan (Panelist), 2020 Annual Technology Conference, "Teaching and Assessment of Learning Through Simulation", UVU Office of Teaching & Learning. (February 7, 2020)
Leick, Ryan (Coordinator/Organizer), 29th Annual Aviation Policy Seminar , "Program Overview", University Aviation Association (UAA), Washington, D.C.. (January 6, 2020)
Leick, Ryan (Presenter & Author), Organ, Aaron (Presenter & Author), Esselman, Jared (Other), Johnson, Noelle (Presenter & Author), Samuel, Menoda (Presenter & Author), 2019 Annual World Conference, "General Aviation Airport Business Models of the Future", Air Transport Research Society, Amsterdam, Netherlands . (July 4, 2019)

Scholarly/Creative Works

Leick, Ryan , Organ, Aaron , (2020) "Balance Utah Feasibility Study" .
Hoskins, Jake David, Leick, Ryan , (2019) "Fraud Abroad? GDP Per Capita, Online Customer Reviews and Vacation Rental Unit Booking Rates in the Sharing Economy" (Issue: 2, vol. 13). United Kingdom: Journal of Research in Interactive Marketing. https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/JRIM-10-2018-0126/full/html
Leick, Ryan , Clark, Alexandra , (2018) "Utah Department of Transportation Aeronautics Division Aviation Operations Business Use Case Report" .
Leick, Ryan , Wensveen, John G, Prokop, Darren , (2014) "The Airline Business" (vol. 1). Santa Barbara, CA: The Business of Transportation, Praeger Publishers. https://www.abc-clio.com/products/a3557c/
Wensveen, John G, Leick, Ryan , Button, Kenneth , (2009) "The Long-Haul Low-Cost Carrier_ A unique business model’" (Issue: 2, vol. 15). Journal of Air Transport Management. www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0969699708001592


Captain V.L. Larsen Trans World Airlines (TWA) Award for Teaching Excellence

University Aviation Association - October, 2018

Open Educational Resources (OER) Early Adopter Award

UVU Office of Teaching and Learning