School of Education

Faculty/Staff Profiles





Joseph B. Ryan

Professor / Associate Director Research & Outreach for School of Education

Office: 227 Holtzendorff Hall
Phone: 864-656-1531
Email: jbryan@clemson.edu
Vita: Click Here
Personal Website: https://sites.google.com/site/clemsonchallenger/

Educational Background

Ph.D. Special Education
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

MSS Strategic Studies
U.S. Army War College

MSEd Education
Old Dominion University

MBA Finance
University of West Florida

BSBA Business Admin
University of Arizona

Profile

Dr. Joe Ryan is a Professor of Special Education and serves as the Associate Director of Research for the School of Education. He is also the Editor of the journal Beyond Behavior. He has taught students with emotional and behavioral disorders (E/BD) from grades K through 12 across a variety of educational settings, including resource and self-contained classrooms, special day schools, and a residential treatment center. Professional interests include: Single Case Research, Behavior Management, Psychotropic Medications, Adaptive Sports, and Post Secondary Transition Services. Dr. Ryan has over 50 publications, and frequently consults and speaks at national and international professional conferences. He has been interviewed and quoted by Anderson Cooper, CNN, Headline News, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other leading periodicals. He is the founder of ClemsonLIFE (Learning is for Everyone), a post secondary transition program for students with cognitive disabilities, as well as several adapative sports programs including baseball (spring), and soccer (fall). Outside of work, he serves as a Captain in the United States Navy Reserves.

Courses Taught

EDSP 370 Intro to SPED
EDSP 374 Intro to Behavioral Disorders
ED 397 Creative Inquiry Therapeutic Recreation
EDSP 493 Classroom & Behavior Management
EDSP 474/674 Characteristics of Students with Emotional / Behavior Disorders
EDSP 669 Procedures for Students with E/BD
EDSP 678 Practicum for Students with E/BD
EDSP 854 Applied Behavior Analysis
ED 902 Single Subject Research Designs

Research Interests

BOOKS

1. Peterson, R.L., Ryan, J.B. & Rozalski, M. (2013). Physical Restraint and Seclusion in Schools. Arlington, VA: Council for Exceptional Children.


RECENT JOURNAL ARTICLES

1. Losinski, M., Maag, J.W., Katsiyannis, A., & Ryan, J.B. (in press). The use of structural analysis to develop Interventions for secondary students exhibiting challenging behaviors. Education and Treatment of Children,

2. Katsiyannis, A., Smith, C., Losinski, M. & Ryan, J. B. (in press). Eligibility for Students with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders: The Social Maladjustment Dilemma Continues. Journal of Disability Policy Studies,

3. Ryan, J.B., Katsiyannis, Losinski, M., A., Reid, R., & Ellis, C. (2014). Review of state medication policies/guidelines regarding psychotropic medications in public schools. Journal of Child and Family Studies,23(4), 704-715.

4. Collins, J. C., Ryan, J.B., Katsiyannis, A., Barrett, D. & Yell, M. (2014). Use of portable electronic assistive technology to improve independent job performance of young adults with an intellectual disability. Journal of Special Education Technology, 29(3), 15-30.

5. Hawkins, B., Ryan, J.B., Corey, L., & Donaldson, M. (2014). Impact of equine assisted therapy on gross motor skills of children with Autism Spectrum disorder. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 48(2), 135-149.

6. Losinski, M., Katsiyannis, A., Ryan, J.B., & Baughan, C. (2014). Weapons in schools and zero tolerance: Implications for special educators. NASSP Bulletin, 98(1),

7. Ryan, J.B., Katsiyannis, A., Cadorette, D., Hodge, J. & Markham, M. (2014). Establishing adaptive sports programs for youth with disabilities. Preventing School Failure, 58, 32-41.

8. Losinski, M., Katsiyannis, A., & Ryan, J.B. (2014). Recent case law regarding functional behavioral assessments: Implications for practice. Intervention in School and Clinic. 49, 251-254.

9. Smith, C., Katsiyannis, A., & Ryan, J.B. (2014). Addressing the Gap Between Case Law and Professional Practice: A Response to Zirkel. Behavioral Disorders, 39(2), 108-10.

CURRENT FUNDED PROJECTS

Leadership Preparation Grant (2014): Project ExPERTiSE: Exemplary Personnel for Education, Research, and Teaching in Special Education; Funded for $1,099,000 by U.S. Office of Special Education Programs.

Links

Challenger Baseball
TOP Soccer
ClemsonLIFE
Google Scholar