Terre Ryan, Ph.D.
Terre Ryan, Ph.D., associate professor of writing, grew up in New Jersey and has lived in many places, including Ohio, Montana, Nevada, and France. She earned her MBA at Baruch College/City University of New York and holds a Ph.D. in Literature with a specialization in American Environmental Writing from the University of Nevada. Dr. Ryan says she found her perfect fit at Loyola in 2011 when the university was searching for a professor to teach writing about the environment. One of her passions is sustainability, and during her time at Loyola she has created opportunities inside and beyond the classroom to raise awareness about sustainability and food justice. Not only does she teach students about food insecurity in Baltimore; she also volunteers with Loaves and Fishes, a program that meets monthly to prepare and deliver food to Baltimore residents experiencing homelessness. Dr. Ryan appreciates both the Jesuit tradition and a liberal arts education at Loyola, citing both as crucial for students. “A liberal arts education prepares you for life, and a Jesuit education prepares students to live as active participants in our democracy. I appreciate the Jesuit focus on justice.” In particular, the Jesuit value of cura personalis guides her teaching and advising. “I’m deeply invested in students’ success. I also regularly incorporate work on social justice into my classes.” Along with her teaching, in 2021, Dr. Ryan started working in Loyola’s National Fellowship Office to connect students with opportunities to fund their studies, research, and travel.
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