Faculty Profile: Richard Ruane

Richard Ruane, Instructional Designer

Richard Ruane, Instructional Designer

Education: MA in Communication Studies from The University of North Texas; further graduate study at U. Maryland University College, Indiana University, and University of Baltimore

What he’s teaching this term: GEN363 Communication, Conflict, and Resolution

His philosophy on online education:  Students get a chance to reflect on their current and future professional lives in a place where they can interact with other current and future professionals from a wide variety of contexts, regardless of which night of the week they happen to be available.

Where he sees the online division going in the next few years: Continuing to find ways to foster dynamic discussions, engaging mentorships, and professional relationships between students and faculty in the online environment.