• Master of Arts, Higher Education, Center for the Study of Higher and Post-Secondary Education, University of Michigan
  • Bachelor of Arts, Asian Languages & Cultures (Japanese), Literature, Science and the Arts, University of Michigan
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Ryan Henyard

Faculty Experience Designer

Why I Choose to Work at Academic Innovation:

My time at the University of Michigan has largely been spent finding uncommon paths through the disciplinary landscape, and I always aim to apply knowledge from those different spaces to what I wanted to do next. The one consistent thread connecting all of my experiences has been a desire to make a positive impact, and the Center for Academic Innovation is an incredible place that supports transformative possibilities in higher education.”

Current Roles/Previous Experience:

Ryan works to imagine, design, support and celebrate the experiences of the Center for Academic Innovation’s faculty partners. He is particularly interested in creating valuable innovation opportunities for U-M faculty, with a focus on building community, ensuring faculty well-being in online learning environments and establishing partnerships.

Before joining U-M’s Center for 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) as the Center’s implementation co-lead and is active in educational outreach efforts on campus through the Center for Educational Outreach and the University Outreach Council.

Ask me to learn about:
    • Communities of Practice
    • Educational Outreach
    • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
    • Learning Management Systems
    • Games as Therapy
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