Ryan Henyard

Faculty Experience Designer

Role: As the Faculty Experience Designer at the Office of Academic Innovation, Ryan works to imagine, design, support and celebrate the experiences of Academic Innovation’s faculty partners. Ryan is particularly interested in creating valuable innovation experiences for UM faculty, with a focus on building community, ensuring faculty well-being and creating mutually beneficial partnerships.

Experience: Before joining UM's Office of Academic Innovation, Ryan served as the Education Informatics Analyst at Michigan Medicine, where he led a number of strategic efforts to support medical education. In addition to leading the Medical School’s adoption of the Canvas learning management system, he supported faculty and administrators through their curricular redesign, enabling new learning pedagogies, assessment instruments and research opportunities. Ryan is also deeply engaged in efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) and is active in educational outreach efforts on campus.


Master of Arts in Higher Education, University of Michigan School of Education

Bachelor of Arts in Asian Languages & Cultures, University of Michigan College of Literature, Science and the Arts