School of Education

Faculty/Staff Profiles

Ryan D. Visser

Office: 203 Tillman Hall
Phone: 864-656-5093
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Educational Background

PhD Curriculum and Instruction
Clemson University 2009

MEd Counseling, Guidance & Student Affairs
Clemson University 2000

BA Environmental Science
The College of William and Mary 1995


Ryan Visser is a clinical faculty member in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education at Clemson University. He is a member of the South Carolina Center of Excellence for Instructional Technology Training. He holds Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, with a focus on Educational Technology.

At Clemson University, Ryan teaches pre-service and field teachers about 21st Century literacies, many of which require technological skills. Ryan's broad research interests include examining the relationship between technology and educational psychology -specifically regarding multimedia learning. Ryan's current research focuses on social media and its impact on education, for students and teachers alike.

He has built and maintains the School of Education’s Website and has developed a CD-ROM (published by the International Society for Technology in Education) designed to train teachers how to effectively use MS-PowerPoint in the classroom. He has extensive experience in developing and supporting online surveys and managing databases. In addition, Ryan has presented at regional, national and international conferences and has received several “best of the best” awards. He has been selected by Adobe to be a member of their Adobe Educational Leader team, which is comprised of educators who are uniquely using technology for educational purposes.

Courses Taught

EdF 315, EdF 425, EdF 397, EdF 480, EdF 880

Research Interests

Web/CD-Based Learning
Cognitive load in technology
Multimedia-based instruction & learning
Social Media within Education