Ingrid Schneider

Ingrid Schneider
Forest Resources


Ingrid Schneider’s research focuses on consumer behavior and perceptions as they relate to travel, particularly in nature-based settings and destinations. A social-psychological perspective guides her research, with major attention to consumer stress and conflict—and an emerging area of inquiry related to technology acceptance. Schneider's research informs management, planning, and policy decisions at local, state, and federal levels. She also works on a variety of applied projects to support and sustain Minnesota's tourism industry; she served as director of the University’s Tourism Center for more than a decade.

Prior to coming to the University of Minnesota, Schneider was an associate professor at Arizona State University. In 2022, Schneider released the fourth edition of her edited text, "Diversity, equity and inclusion in the recreation profession: Organizational perspectives." She is an elected fellow in the Academy of Leisure Sciences and American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration. Schneider earned a BS in technical communications and an MS in forestry from the University of Minnesota, and her PhD from Clemson University.