Dr. Ingrid E. Schneider’s research focuses on consumer behavior and perceptions as they relate to travel, particularly in nature-based settings and destinations. Diversity, stress, and conflict are major areas of inquiry, founded in a social-psychological perspective. Her research informs management, planning, and policy decisions for local, state, and federal organizations and destinations. Ingrid also works on a variety of applied consumer research projects, including transportation-related projects, to support and sustain Minnesota's tourism industry.
Schneider earned a B.S. in technical communications and a M.S. in forestry from the University of Minnesota, and her Ph.D. from Clemson University. Prior to coming to the University of Minnesota, Schneider was an associate professor at Arizona State University. Professional experience includes positions with the Bureau of Land Management, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and LodgeNet Inc. Schneider was elected to the Academy of Leisure Sciences in 2011 and was the editor of the Journal of Leisure Research from 2013–2016.