Kathleen M. Ryan
Office: Armory 1 B35
Associate Professor Kathleen M. Ryan joined the faculty after spending two years at Miami University (Ohio) as a joint appointment in the Journalism Program and Department of Communication.
She returned to academia after more than 20 years in network and local news production, and she continues to work as an active multimedia director and producer. Ryan’s teaching and research interests include news labor and content, as well as oral history and visual communication. Her current research involves an oral history-based multimedia project (documentary, web, radio and book) on the women who served in the Navy during World War II (http://homefrontheroines.com).She is also conducting a longitudinal study about programming practices in network news.
Ryan has been recognized for excellence in both her professional and academic work, including an award of merit from the Broadcast Education Association for the film “Backstretch,” research honors from the International Communication Association and Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, a Chris Award as co-producer for ”Saving Faces”, and a numerous other national and regional broadcast awards including a New England Emmy nomination.
Ryan holds a PhD in communication and society from University of Oregon, an MA. in broadcast journalism from University of Southern California, and a BA in Political Science from University of California, Santa Barbara.