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Ryan M. Rish

Assistant Professor of Learning and Instruction
University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Adolescent literacy practices; culture and identity in learning; teaching social issues

Ryan M. Rish can speak to the media about literacy among adolescents. He can discuss how literacy practices are supported in institutions, social spaces and geographic places in different ways that shape how adolescents compose with writing and other multimodal forms of communication.

Rish is interested in understanding how learning opportunities can be designed to be more equitable and meaningful for marginalized youth. His research involves investigations in classrooms, online spaces, and local communities.

Some of Rish’s recent work focuses on the use of technology such as mobile devices and geographic information systems (GIS), and how their use can lead to more relevant and purposeful learning for teachers and students alike.

He is also interested in how educators can support learning that engages students in critical considerations of social issues that impact their local communities.

CONTACT:

Ryan M. Rish, PhD
Assistant Professor of Learning and Instruction
University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education

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