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Alyssa Ryan

Alyssa Ryan

Alyssa Ryan

Assistant Director

Pronouns: She/Her

Alyssa holds her B.A. in Media, Society and the Arts from SUNY Purchase College and her M.A. in Higher Education ('21) and American Studies ('14) from the University of Maryland. Prior to joining Immersive Media Design, Alyssa was a Senior Academic Advisor for the Department of Computer Science. She has previously worked with the Freshmen Connection Program as well as the Office of Letters and Sciences. When she isn't working she enjoys spending time with her three dogs, Beef, Dopey, and Fred and playing video games (currently: World of Warcraft).

Research Areas/Interests:

  • Higher education policy
  • Efficacy of merit-aid scholarships in rural areas in the U.S.
  • Technology inequity for marginalized and minoritized communities in the U.S.
  • Embodied experiences in virtual spaces


3233 A.V. Williams Building

Department Information

  • Immersive Media Design
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