Portrait of Terry Ryan
  • Email
    terry.ryan@cgu.edu
  • Degrees
    PhD, Management Information Systems, Indiana University
    MBA, Management Information Systems, Indiana University
    BA, Psychology, Purdue University
  • Research Interests
    Management information systems, Programming, Software development, Research methods, Statistics

Terry Ryan is a professor in Claremont Graduate University’s Center for Information Systems and Technology (CISAT). His research and teaching have long been concerned with how people communicate about and with information technology. After leaving the corporate world, Ryan became an accomplished IS&T researcher. Much of this work has been done at CGU in CISAT.

After receiving a BA in Psychology from Purdue University, Ryan received his MBA and PhD in Management Information Systems from Indiana University. Since then, Ryan has taught at Marquette University, Southern Illinois University, Indiana University South Bend, and CGU. Ryan joined CISAT in 2001, and since then he has served as associate professor, dean, and full professor.

Together with Lorne Olfman, Ryan has been running the Social Learning Software Lab ([SL]2) for several years, working with students and visiting researchers on the design and implementation of tools to promote social learning in all its forms.

Ryan has recently published several articles in journals such as the International Journal of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, and Journal of Database Management. He continues to teach the following courses at CGU: Introduction to Information Systems & Technology Research, Software Development & Programming, and Quantitative Research Methods.

Co-authored with Evren Eryilmaz, et al. “Enhancing student knowledge acquisition from online learning conversations.” International Journal of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 8, no. 1 (2013): 113–44.

Co-authored with Evren Eryilmaz. “Fostering Quality and Flow of Online Learning Conversations by Artifact-Centered Discourse Systems.” Journal of the Association for Information Systems 14, no. 1 (2013): 22–48.

Co-authored with Juan Manuel Gómez Reynoso, et al. “An Information Systems Design Theory for an Expert System for Training.” Journal of Database Management 24, no. 3 (2013): 31–50.

Co-authored with Tony Coulson. “Enterprise Systems and Training Strategies: Knowledge Levels and User Understanding.” Journal of Organizational and End-User Computer 22, no. 3 (2010): 22–39.

Co-authored with Murali Raman, et al. “Wiki Technology and Emergency Response: An Action Research Study” International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management 2, no. 1 (2010): 49–69.

Co-authored with Brian Thomas and Nathan Garrett. “Online Learning Communities in the New ‘U’.” International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organizations 6, no. 5, (2009): 499–517.

Introduction to Information Systems & Technology Research
Software Development & Programming
Quantitative Research Methods