Ryan is the Dean of Libraries at George Fox University where he leads two libraries which are supported by a vibrant and patron-focused public services team, service-oriented librarians, dedicated technical services staff, a dynamic educational technology director, and an engaged archivist. Current work contributing to the university’s “Be Known” promise includes the student textbook affordability program, new 24/7 study space at the Newberg campus library, personalized research consultations offered in a variety of formats, and a growing digital repository of student/faculty scholarship.
Prior to arriving at George Fox University in July 2017, Ryan served for seven years as the Head of Library Technology at Seattle Pacific University where he supported the educational technology needs of students, faculty, and staff; envisioned, launched, and led the Tech Desk, which provided technology tools, assistance, and space for students to discover, create, and share. Ryan co-led multiple faculty communities of practice focused on active learning pedagogy and creating a “untethered teaching” experience.
A Pacific Northwest native, he began his educational technology career at Trinity Lutheran College. Just prior to SPU, he survived multiple harsh winters in Minneapolis and worked at Augsburg University as the Teaching and Learning Spaces Liaison.
Ryan, who regularly queues for new Apple products, enjoys discussing the intersection of technological innovation and theological reflection over a good cup of coffee, beer, or cider. He is passionate about helping others live fully and express their identity authentically in both analog and digital spaces.
Currently residing in the Pacific Wonderland, Ryan lives with his wife (an expert in children spirituality), son, and golden retriever. Aside from diaper changes and fort building, Ryan is often sad because his son regularly destroys his LEGO creations.
You can find Ryan on Twitter, @ingersoll_ryan, or, if you prefer, send him a message with the form below. To learn more about the sorts of things I’ve done, I invite you to explore my curriculum vitae.
Most posts are part of a cumulative bPortfolio project for the M.Ed. program. However, expect to see posts related to his role supporting the technological needs of the university and musings about education, technology and theology.
Last updated: February 2nd, 2018