As assistant provost for faculty development, Ryan builds and sustains programs that support faculty recruitment and retention, coordinates mentoring and leadership programs, and spearheads efforts to create and maintain a diverse and productive faculty.
Ryan previously served as the associate director for teaching, learning, and inclusion, at the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) at Tufts, where he supported faculty members to foster and promote inclusive teaching practices. During his time at CELT, he launched the Equity and Inclusion Fellows program, the Pedagogical Partnership Program (P3), the Mutual Mentoring Program for Faculty of Color, inclusive teaching online resources, and more.
His research interests include race and gender in higher education, critical race theory, and the experiences of non-tenure-track faculty members of color. He holds a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech, a M.Ed. from the University of Virginia, and M.A. and B.A. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. In his free time, Ryan enjoys reading and spending countless hours watching NBA basketball with his two sons.