Faculty & Staff

Bill Ryan

Bill Ryan

Associate Professor

314 Allen Hall

As a Mellon Fellow at the University of Kansas in 1985, Bill Ryan investigated the use of photo-narrative. He received a Fulbright Fellowship to Singapore for 1996-97 where, along with teaching, he consulted on graphic design and photography and conducted seminars in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.


EdD, University of South Dakota, 1991
MA, University of South Dakota, 1980
BA, Loras, 1964

Research Summary

Visual communications and the effectiveness of graphics in print are the focal point of Ryan’s research. His interests include sequential and narrative photography. Currently, he is designing a visual communication program for the University of Wyoming and writing a book on visual literacy.


1992, University of Oregon Ersted award for excellence in teaching
1991, School of Journalism and Communication Marshall Award for Innovative teaching