Ryan Straight

Ryan Straight

Assistant Professor, Applied Computing

University of Arizona

Dr. Ryan Straight is an award-winning educator, writer, and researcher. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona. He is co-program director of the Master of Science and undergraduate minor programs in Educational Technology and teaches in the Applied Computing and Cyber Operations undergraduate programs. He also teaches an annual freshman seminar, Cyborgs and Transhumanism, in the Honors College.

Here you will find a variety: travel exploits, reflections, expressions of stylistic pedagogy, reactions to technological and educational current events, and general musings on topics approaching Ryan’s academic research.

He lives in Tucson, AZ with his wife Adriana and their three dogs, Sofie, Menchi, and Chewie.


  • User Experience
  • Virtual/Augmented/Mixed/Extended Reality
  • Philosophy of Technology
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Postphenomenology


  • PhD in Instructional Technology, 2015

    Ohio University

  • MEd in Cultural Studies in Education, 2009

    Ohio University

  • BSEd in Integrated Language Arts, 2005

    Ohio University