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Ryan is a Senior Lecturer in the Educational Technology program at the University of Arizona. He holds a Ph.D in Instructional Technology from Ohio University, where he also earned his M.Ed in Cultural Studies in Education. His main research focus is video games (console/PC and mobile), which affords him the opportunity to refer to time spent gaming as research. In addition to gaming, he studies computer-assisted language learning, augmented reality, and the philosophy of technology.
In his spare time, Ryan watches too much anime, runs from zombies, and pretends to be a photographer, in which capacity he has worked with international businesses and nonprofits, most recently as a behind-the-scenes photographer for the All Souls Procession.