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Assistant Professor of English
Writing Center Coordinator

Ph.D., Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English, University of Arizona

M.A., English, University of Arizona

B.A., English, Eastern Connecticut State University

B.S., Early Childhood Education, Eastern Connecticut State University

e-mail: holly.ryan@psu.edu
Phone: 610-396-6333
Office: 148 Franco Building


Dr. Ryan examines writing and communication practices in public, professional, and academic contexts in order to illuminate the power dynamics that influence the rhetorical situation. Her specific focus has been to this point in two areas: writing center theory and pedagogy; and writing in health and medicine. She teaches courses in the Professional Writing program and the Composition program. Finally, as Writing Center coordinator she administers the Berks campus writing center.

Most Recent Publications:

Ryan, Holly and Danielle Kane. "Evaluating the Effectiveness of Writing Center Classroom Visits: An Evidence-Based Approach." Writing Center Journal 34.2 (2015): 145-172.

Ryan, Holly. "Seeking Confession: The Making of the Patient in Non-Branded Disease Awareness Advertisements." Studies in Popular Culture 37.2 (2015): 121-141. Print.