With an earned Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of New Mexico, Querry has taught and lectured at colleges and universities in Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Ohio. He has served as writer-in-residence at the University of Oklahoma and the Amerind Foundation in Arizona. And he has taught seminars and lectured abroad: at the Seminar in Native American Studies at Comune di Spello, Provincia di Prugia, Italy, and Étonnants Voyageurs, Festival International du Livre, Saint-Malo, France, as well as at a chapter of PEN International in Mexico.
Besides his experience as an author and university professor, Querry has worked variously as a ranch hand and wrangler, horse trainer and horseshoer, served as a racing official for the American Quarter Horse Association, and edited a nationally-circulated Quarter Horse racing trade publication. Of mixed ancestry—Choctaw, Scot and German—he is an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Ron Querry’s literary archives are housed at the Southwestern Writers Collection, Alkek Library, Special Collections, Texas State University at San Marcos, Texas. An avid fly fisherman, Querry, along with his wife Elaine—an accomplished fine art photographer—and their good Australian Cattle Dogs, Maggie and Beaudog, currently lives in northern New Mexico, in a hundred-year-old Victorian house.