Docstoc

SARAH ELIZABETH RYAN

Document Sample
SARAH ELIZABETH RYAN Powered By Docstoc
					                                SARAH ELIZABETH RYAN
                                     sarah.ryan@baruch.cuny.edu


ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Interim Director of Women’s Studies, Baruch College/CUNY, July 2008-present
Assistant Professor, School of Public Affairs, Baruch College/CUNY, Sep. 2006-present
Substitute Lecturer, School of Public Affairs, Baruch College/CUNY, Jan. 2004-Aug. 2006
Curriculum Developer, Baruch College/CUNY, Jan. 2003-present
Adjunct, Baruch College/CUNY, Jan. 2003-Dec. 2004
Graduate Teaching Associate, Scripps College of Communication, Ohio University, Sep. 1999-Aug. 2001
Head Debate Coach, Capital University, Sep. 1998-Aug. 2001
Adjunct Lecturer, College of Arts and Sciences, Capital University, Sep.-Dec. 1999
Debate Coach, Capital University, Sep. 1997-Aug. 1998

COURSES TAUGHT AT BARUCH COLLEGE

PAF 9999       Triangulated Research: Methods and Administration
PAF 9103       Communication in Public Settings (M.P.A., executive M.P.A., National Urban Fellows)
WSM 4900       Women’s Studies Capstone: Writing Women’s Lives (undergraduate, inaugural capstone)
PAF 3451H      Government in New York City: From Ideal to Real (co-taught with Speaker Peter Vallone)
PAF 3201       Public Communication and Organizations (undergraduate, day and evening students)
PUB 1250       Introduction to Public Affairs (undergraduate, Learning Communities, high school/CNow)
TCN/STEP       Think College Now! (high school, demographically underrepresented in science fields)

Undergraduate Independent Studies:    Pregnancy and Public Affairs, Nonprofit Internship

Graduate Independent Studies:         Communicating Good Governance in Rwanda, Women’s Studies in
                                      the Internet Age, Communication about Aging, Written
                                      Communication for the Nonprofit World, Women-only Nonprofit
                                      Service Agencies, Dissent Expression in Nonprofits

COURSES TAUGHT AT OTHER INSTITUTIONS

INCO 304       Principles and Techniques of Interviewing     Ohio University, Athens
INCO 215       Argumentative Analysis and Advocacy           Ohio University, Athens
INCO 206       Communication and Interpersonal Relationships Ohio University, Athens
INCO 103       Fundamentals of Public Speaking               Ohio University, Athens
INCO 101       Fundamentals of Human Communication           Ohio University, Athens and Lancaster
UC 120         Oral Communication                            Capital University
WORK EXPERIENCE
Facilitator/curriculum developer, Graterford Correctional Institute debate program, May 2005-Dec. 2006
Director/Debate Mentor, Bronx Defenders Debate Initiative, Bronx, NY, Aug. 2001-June 2004

        Administration of the non-profit Bronx Defenders Debate Initiative included: supervision
        of a part-time staff of six, delivery of daily argumentation lectures and workshops, oversight of the
        annual budget and preparation of bi-annual reports for the Soros Foundation, travel and coaching at
        local, regional, and national debate tournaments, teacher outreach and training, and parent
        coordination. BDDI served students from 10 high schools and 1 junior high school in the Bronx
        (mostly Title I schools), as well as various debate programs in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
        Approximately 50 students attended the debate center daily.

Member, Gates Foundation/New Visions for Public Schools high school creation team, Dec. 2003-Mar. 2004
Instructor/facilitator, Open Society Institute/IDEA Belarus debate exchange program, Sep. 2003-May 2004
Lab leader/faculty trainer, Coalition Institute and Training Initiative, New York, NY, summers 2000-2005
Lab leader/lecturer, World Debate Institute, Burlington, VT, July-Aug. 1999
Executive Assistant to Senior V.P. of Risk Management, Bank One, Columbus, OH, Aug. 1998-July 1999
Owner/proprietor, One Fine Day (wedding consulting), Columbus, OH, December 1997-December 2000

New York City Consulting: ACCION, Chinatown Youth Initiatives, Graham Windham, New York City
Housing Authority, the New York Lawyers in the Public Interest, the New York City Leadership Academy
(for aspiring principals), University Neighborhood High School, Washington Irving High School

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Communication, Ohio University, 2006. Specialties: feminist, postmodern, postcolonial rhetoric

        Dissertation: An absence of debate: An investigation of the lack of rhetorical democracy in media
        coverage of abstinence and welfare from 1992-2000 (Raymie E. McKerrow, chair/advisor)

Graduate Certificate, Women’s Studies, Ohio University, 2006. Specialty: sexuality studies
M.A., Interpersonal Communication, Ohio University, 2000. Thesis: welfare caseworker communication

        Graduate coursework included: Theories of Communication; Measurement Methods in
        Communication; Content Analysis Seminar; SPSS Seminar; Research Methods (Journalism);
        Communication in Organizations; Communication & Information Diffusion; History of Rhetorical
        Theory; Rhetoric, Culture, and Social Criticism; Rhetoric & Pop Culture; Rhetoric & Electronic
        Media; Censorship & Freedom of Speech; Political Communication Research; Ethics & Political
        Theory; Feminist Political Theory; Women, Law, & Politics; Deconstructing Barbie Seminar;
        Women & Media Seminar; New Scholarship on Women; Breaking the Cycle of Youth Violence

B.A., Organizational Communication and Spanish (summa cum laude), Capital University (OH), 1997

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Hunter College School of Social Work, Methods of Qualitative Research I, Aug.-Dec. 2007
CUNY Graduate Center, Department of Sociology, Sociological Statistics I, Aug.-Dec. 2006
New York University SCPS, Basics of Fundraising and Fundraising Research, Jan.-May 2002
Capital University Law School, First-year J.D. courses, Dean’s list both semesters, Aug. 1997-May 1998
ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

Ryan, S. (forthcoming). Undoing democracy in the case of Section 912: Cultural blindspots. (Edwin Mellen
Press.)

Ryan, S. E. (2009). Born into brothels: Calcutta’s red light kids. Films for the Feminist Classroom, 1(1).

Ryan, S. E. (2009). Quinceañera/La Quinceañera. Films for the Feminist Classroom, 1(1).

Ryan S. E. (2009). Reclaiming the relevance of journalism: The case of the Clarion-Ledger. Review of
Communication, 9(2), 172-175.

Hashmi, M., & Ryan, S. (2009). Reifying binaries: British press coverage of the Bush Administration’s case
for war in Iraq. Florida Journal of Communication, 39(1).

Ryan, S., Balocating, A., Ohno, S., Saju, D., & Walker, J. [The Rwanda Research Group]. (2008). Building
the capable state: Defining good governance in new Rwanda. New York: Rwanda Research Group.

Ryan, S. (2007/2008). Radical pedagogy: Lessons from the “Africa book” project. Journal of Public Affairs
Education, 13(3/4), 487-498.

Ryan, S., & Williams, D. (2007). The New York police officer: Democratic and moral accountability in
conflict. In R. Schwartz & D. W. Williams (Eds.), Accountability cases. Washington, D.C.: The American
Society for Public Administration.

Ryan, S., & Sovacool, B. (2006). Uncovering the intellectual diversity of modern policy debate; Answering
the media’s call for better post-secondary education. Contemporary Argumentation and Debate, 27, 49-70.

Ryan, S. (2006). Arguing toward a more active citizenry: Re-envisioning the introductory civics course via
debate-centered pedagogy. Journal of Public Affairs Education, 12(3), 385-396.

UNDER REVIEW

Ryan, S. (under review). Static strategy in a dynamic age: A baseline assessment of nonprofit cyber-
innovativeness. Management Communication Quarterly.

Ryan, S. (under review). Static strategy in a dynamic age: A baseline assessment of nonprofit cyber-
innovativeness. CUNY Center for Nonprofit Strategy & Management Working Papers Series.

Ryan, S. (under review). Building the capable state in new Rwanda: A Rhetoric and Public Affairs case
study. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication.

Ryan, S., & Kane, B. (under review). STEP-in-the-city: Inspiring underrepresented urban high school
students to pursue science, technology, and math careers. Book chapter for Barriers to higher education (S.
Jarvis & L. Weikart, Eds.).

Ryan, S., & Keenan, V. (under review). Learning from the Urban Debate Leagues: 10 lessons for college
access initiatives. Book chapter for Barriers to higher education (S. Jarvis & L. Weikart, Eds.).
CURRENT PROJECTS

Ryan, S. (in progress). Building a capable state in Rwanda: The case of umuganda. Funding: $6,000 secured
from the Research Foundation of CUNY. Additional $6,000 Research Foundation of CUNY grant
application submitted.

Ryan, S. (in progress). Conducting international field research (educational video). Funding: $5,000 secured
from the Baruch College Teaching and Learning with Technology fund. Progress: First round of editing
complete. Estimated final completion, December 2008.

Ryan, S. (in progress). Nonprofit missioning: Low and high tech strategies. Funding: $6,000 Research
Foundation of CUNY grant. Progress: Paper presented at International Communication Association
conference. Estimated journal article manuscript submission, January 2009.

PRESENTATIONS

Ryan, S. (2009, March 26). Imihigo and you: Promising leadership for a global world. Keynote address for
the Women’s History Month Dinner Party, Baruch College, New York, NY.

Ryan, S., & Avila, B. (2008, June). Radical pedagogy for the Women’s Studies classroom. Paper presented
at the meeting of the National Women’s Studies Association, Cincinnati, OH.

Ryan, S. (2008, May). When it’s about skills, not integrity: Assessing and remedying skill deficiencies
related to common academic integrity issues. Invited workshop delivered at the Teaching Professor
Conference, Kissimmee, FL.

Greiner, K., Lacayo, V., Obregon, R., Okrosy, K., Leiher, E., Ryan, S., & Singhal, A. (2008, May).
Dialoguing E-E: A participant-centered exchange on (r)evolutionary entertainment-education scholarship.
Co-moderated panel presentation/expert colloquium at the meeting of the International Communication
Association, Montréal, Canada.

Ryan, S., Balocating, A., Ohno, S., Saju, D., & Walker, J. (The Rwanda Research Group). (2008, May).
Field notes from the Rwanda Research Group: Student-led communication & social justice research.
Paper/workshop presented at the meeting of the Eastern Communication Association, Pittsburgh, PA.

Ryan, S., Balocating, A., Ohno, S., Saju, D., & Walker, J. (The Rwanda Research Group).
(2008, March). Women in Rwanda: Progress and challenge in 2008. Presentation for members of the
American Association of University Women and Women’s History Month, Baruch College.

Ryan, S., & Keenan, V. (2007, October). Urban Debate Leagues as college access models. Presentation
delivered at the National Barriers to Higher Education Conference, Baruch College.

Ryan, S. (2007, June). Uncovering cultural blindspots: Lessons from the silence surrounding the illegal
insertion of section 912. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Women’s Studies Association, St.
Charles, IL.

Ryan, S. (2007, June). Teaching Reacting to the Past. Invited panelist at the Annual Reacting to the Past
conference, Barnard College, New York.
Ryan, S. (2007, May). Missioning in the nonprofit sector: Assessing nonprofit organizations’ efforts at
crafting and electronically disseminating their formal mission statements. Paper presented at the meeting of
the International Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.

Ryan, S. (2007, May). When it’s about skills, not integrity: Assessing and remedying skill deficiencies
related to common academic integrity issues. Workshop delivered at the Teaching Professor Conference,
Atlanta, GA.

Ryan, S. & Feldman, L. (2007, April). Exploring dissent in the literature and in the nonprofit sector. Paper
presented at the meeting of the Eastern Communication Association, Providence, RI.

Ryan, S. (2007, March). Academic integrity at CUNY: Challenges and opportunities. Panel
moderator/presenter at CUNY Academic Integrity Conference, Baruch College.

Ryan, S. (2007, March). The history of sex (work). Invited presenter for The Vagina Warriors sex workers
event, Baruch College.

Ryan, S. (2006, November). The Clinton/Obama factor: The closing of the gender and race gaps in the
media’s coverage of Senators and war issues. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Communication
Association, San Antonio, TX.

Ryan, S., Spergel, M., & Hughes, A. (2006, October). The day Thrasybulus stole the show: How Reacting to
the Past is empowering students and instructors. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the
International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning (ISETL), Palm Springs, CA.

Ryan, S. (2004, October). Voices from the NYUDL: How rapping, reading poetry, telling stories, and
arguing about philosophy is helping kids and changing the face of debate. Paper presented at the annual
meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Ryan, S. (2001, June). Negotiating the space between reality and virtual reality: An examination of the
eDebate discussion of the Women’s Round Robin debate tournament as a case study in computer-mediated
communication. Paper presented at the Deca-annual Conference on Academic Debate, Lake Tahoe, CA.

Ryan, S. (2000, October). A critique of standpoint epistemology: A response to Debbie Dougherty’s
‘Dialogue through standpoint: Understanding women’s and men’s standpoints of sexual harassment.’ Paper
presented at the meeting of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender
(OSCLG), Milwaukee, WI.

Ryan, S. (2000, October). Communication with women in the welfare system: Do caseworkers impinge upon
privacy rights? Paper presented at the meeting of the Organization for the Study of Communication,
Language, and Gender (OSCLG), Milwaukee, WI.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Ryan, S., & Avila, B. (forthcoming). Writing women’s lives: A report on the inaugural Women’s Studies
capstone at Baruch College. New York: Baruch College [internal report].

Ryan, S. (2008, September 8). Of legos and sock puppets - Knowing when to go low-tech. The Baruch
College Teaching Blog; Ryan, S. (2008, September 25). Viral video, donor dollars, and academic integrity:
Poor students versus freedom of speech? The Baruch College Teaching Blog. Read (and comment) at:
http://blsciblogs.baruch.cuny.edu/teachingblog/

Ryan, S. (2008). Case study: Sarah E. Ryan. In S. Roubidoux, 101 ways to make studying easier and faster
for college students: What every student needs to know explained simply. Ocala, FL: Atlantic Publishing
Company.

Ryan, S. (2008). S.T.E.P. up to the workplace: A 10-week internship readiness program, 69 pp. New York:
Baruch College.

Ryan, S. (Ed./contributor). (2008). Writing women’s lives: Original works from the first Women’s Studies
capstone class at Baruch College, 76 pp. New York: Baruch College. Distributed at public reading.

Ryan. S. (Ed.). (2007). Child malnutrition in Africa: Opportunities for communication and social change,
131 pp. Collection of M.P.A. student essays, distributed at two-day conference attended by dignitaries from
Mali, Sudan, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. New York: Baruch College.

Ryan, S. (2005, November). Marriage equality on the front burner in election ’05. Promote the Vote
Newsletter, 1 (2), online. New York: Public Policy & Government Relations program of the Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual, Transgender Community Center.

Ryan, S. (2005, October). Why should you vote? Promote the Vote Newsletter, 1(1), online. New York:
Public Policy & Government Relations program of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community
Center.

Ryan, S. (2004). Quality of life: Lesson plans for government courses, 17 pp. New York: WISE. Distributed
to Quality of Life New York City partner teachers at November 2004 conference.

Ryan, S. (2003). Think college now: College preparation program for 9th graders, 63 pp. New York: Baruch
College. Piloted at University Neighborhood High School. Implemented in eight high schools.

Ryan, S. (2003). Public Administration in modern society: An exploration of primary texts through a debate
centered curriculum, 170 pp. New York: Baruch College.

PRESS QUOTATIONS

Manalsuren, N. (2007, June 26). Health: Hope for 20 million emaciated children. Inter Press Service.

        When 189 world leaders met at U.N. headquarters in New York in 2000, they pledged to take a
        number of steps to make a real dent in poverty and hunger. Despite their promises some seven years
        ago, however, millions of children continue to suffer from severe malnutrition, say U.N. researchers
        specialising in children’s health…. Though gravely concerned about the number of children facing
        hunger and malnutrition, experts at all these agencies are optimistic about tackling the problem using
        a fresh and innovative approach…. experts are now advocating a product called Plumpy’nut, which
        is rich in protein, vitamins and minerals…. Sarah E. Ryan, a professor at the City University in New
        York who has done extensive research on malnutrition in Africa, told IPS that the new U.N. initiative
        “shows a great deal of promise”. “It recognises the centrality of targeting community members
        where they are,” she said.
Fadahunsi, O. (2007). Baruch’s School of Public Affairs hosts two-day student conference. CUNY Newswire.

        Graduate students in Baruch’s School of Public Affairs will have a rare opportunity to present their
        research on malnutrition in eight African countries to diplomats and policy leaders from the
        continent at Nutrition in Africa, a two-day conference at Baruch College beginning on Wednesday,
        March 28 and ending Thursday, March 29…. Inspired by a New York Times article on the plight of
        malnourished children in several African countries, Dr. Ryan asked students in her Communications
        and Public Settings (PAF 9103) class to develop real-world communications policies for combating
        malnutrition in an African nation of their choice…. To tackle the problem, Ryan prodded her
        students to explore the effects of everyday factors like religion and local culture on the success of
        large-scale communications campaigns. “We tried to determine what makes certain people more
        innovative than others,” said Ryan, using a framework developed by famed communications
        researcher E.M. Rogers in his seminal book, Diffusion of Innovations (Free Press, 2003)…. The task
        of understanding how to publicize critical information about nutrition in African countries also
        highlighted communications deficiencies closer to home for the students. “The biggest thing that
        they’ve learned is how little information they can get about what goes on from day to day in Africa
        from the media.” ….“I want [M.P.A. students] to know that if they do good work, they can change
        the world for the better,” said Ryan. “I hope that this book and this conference shows them that they
        can accomplish anything.”

Dahler, D. (October 22, 2008). Meet ‘Jane sixpack’ & her $150,000 makeover. CBS News (channel 2, New
York City metro area), 5/6pm news.

        “Of course there’s sexism involved. Every time we get a female candidate we start talking about
        necklines, suits and hairstyles. But I think there’s something else going on here, too. Sarah Palin
        portrayed herself as Jane Sixpack, as an everywoman. And yet, she has several costume changes a
        night.” Quoted as Director of Women’s Studies.

Rizzo, L. (2008, February 25). UTexas: no butts. Ticker (Baruch College student newspaper).

At the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, the dean has decided to stop
accepting money from tobacco companies…. Assistant Professor Sarah Ryan of the School of Public Affairs
agreed with McCombs’ decision. “This is a complex issue where schools are best served when they have
clear and consistent policies that are aligned with their mission statements. In the absence of such policies,
funding decisions become arbitrary and potentially unjust.”

SERVICE
Service to Baruch College and the City University of New York (selected)

Chair/committee member for the Vallone Lectures in Government                     Sep. 2004-present
Chair/Co-creator, Baruch College Ethics Bowl                                      Feb. 2005- May 2008
Chair, CollegeNow Director Search Committee                                       May-July 2007
Member, Ackerman Distinguished Lecturer Search Committee                          Jan. 2007-May 2007
Member, CUNY ERP Manager Search Committee                                         Nov. 2006-Jan. 2007
Member, CollegeNow/RF CUNY STEP Search Committee                                  Sep.-Oct. 2006
Member, CollegeNow Assistant Director Search Committee                            Sep.-Nov. 2005
Member, SPA Academic Standing Committee                                           Sep. 2007-present
Member, Ethics Week and Academic Integrity Committees                             Feb. 2005 – present
Member, Women’s Studies Committee                                                 Sep. 2006-present
Member, CUNY Academic Integrity Conference Planning Committee                     Dec. 2006-Apr. 2007
Member, WAC/WID Faculty Partners                                            Sep. 2007-present
Advisor to Learning Communities                                             Sep. 2004- present

Service to Professional Societies

National Women’s Studies Association
   Reviewer for multiple divisions of national conference                   Jan. 2007-present
   Moderator/respondent for panels at the national conference               June 2007, 2008
International Communication Association
   Reviewer for the Ethnicity and Race and Philosophy divisions             Jan. 2007-present
Eastern Communication Association
   Reviewer and moderator for the Applied Communication division            Dec. 2007-present

Service to Nonprofit Organizations (selected)

Circus AMOK (feminist/queer political street theater group)                 Aug.-Sep. 2007
JP Morgan Chase New Jersey Lincoln Douglas Debates (judge)                  May 2004-present
New York City Housing Authority, Leadership program (capstone judge)        May 2007, May 2008
New York Urban Debate League (judge)                                        Sep. 1999-present
Partnership for After School Education, Emerging Leaders (capstone judge)   Dec. 2007, 2008
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center                    Aug. 2005-May 2006
   Co-chair of Garden Party Silent auction ($30,000 raised)

AWARDS AND GRANTS

RF CUNY for Rebuilding Rwanda: Women’s Perceptions of Umuganda, 2009-2010
Faculty Fellowship Publication Program (City University of New York). Spring 2009 fellow
RF CUNY for Rebuilding through dialogue: A nation in transition (Rwanda), 2008-2009
Whiting Fellowship, Finalist (Baruch College, CUNY), 2008
RF CUNY for Mapping the communication practices of New York City nonprofits, 2007-2008
Baruch College for Field Research in International Contexts, 2007-2008
Eastern Communication Association. Top conference papers in Applied Communication, 2007
Presidential Excellence Award for Teaching, Finalist (Baruch College, CUNY), 2006, 2007
Soros Foundation for The People Speak: Democracy then and now Baruch College event, 2004
Deca-annual Conference on Academic Debate, Lake Tahoe, CA. Top conference papers, 2001
CEDA-NDT Junior Varsity/Novice Top Three Critics Award, 1998, 2000

AFFILIATIONS

American Association of University Professors
American Association of University Women
Center for Nonprofit Strategy & Management at The City University of New York
Eastern Communication Association
International Communication Association
Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender
Professional Staff Congress of The City University of New York
National Communication Association
National Women’s Studies Association

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Stats:
views:60
posted:5/9/2010
language:English
pages:8