David Ryan serves as the Academic Director and Faculty Chair for the Professional Communication and Certificate in Professional Communication programs. He teaches undergraduate courses in rhetoric, focusing on orality and literacy studies, and graduate courses in strategic and technical communication, specializing in strategic planning and usability/UX studies. His research interests relate the intellectual history of technical communication with classicism, human enhancement technologies, and the broader reaches of transhumanism.
He is a founding faculty member of the Martin-Baro Scholars Program and is co-founding editor of Writing for a Real World anthology. Ryan served as editor when WRW earned USF’s Distinguished Team Award, and he is the recipient of the university's Distinguished Teaching Award.
Ryan’s book with co-author Fredel Wiant, The Speaking/Writing Connection, is in its third edition (by Fountainhead Press). He has published papers and peer reviewed articles on rhetoric's relationship with film, literature, and public affairs in the popular press, academic journals, and books.
- Academic Director and Faculty Chair, Professional Communication
- Founding faculty member of the Martin-Baro Scholars Program
- Co-founding editor of Writing for a Real World anthology
- Relating intellectual history of technical communication with classicism, human enhancement technologies, and the broader reaches of transhumanism
Ryan, David and Wiant, Fredel. (2007) The Speaking/Writing Connection. Fountainhead Press.
- Awards & Distinctions
USF Distinguished Teaching Award
USF Distinguished Team Award