Ryan was raised in Turnersville, New Jersey.
Specializations / Research Interest(s)
- Creative nonfiction, memoir, lyric essay
- Ph.D. University of North Texas, 2015
- M.A. Rowan University, 2007
- B.A. Stockton University, 2005
Distinctions / Awards
- Rhetoric Program Award for Excellence in Writing Instruction, 2016
- Montana Prize in Creative Nonfiction, 2011
- Edward F. Albee Foundation Writer's Fellowship, 2013 & 2016
- New York Mills Cultural Center Residency, 2015
- Toulouse Dissertation Fellowship, 2014-15
- Prairie Center of the Arts Residency, 2013
- Rhetoric 105: Writing and Research
- MWF 12-12:50, F 2-2:30
- "Character Invention in The Importance of Being Earnest and The Playboy of the Western World: An Analysis." The Wildean: A Journal of Oscar Wilde Studies. No. 45. (2014): 94-102.
- "Where Are You?." Image. Seattle, WA: Image Journal, 2015. Issue 85.
- "Begging the Question." DIAGRAM. Tucson, AZ: New Michigan Press, 2015. Issue 15.1.
- "Wolf Man, part II." CutBank. Missoula, MT: University of Montana, 2011. Issue 75.