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College of Education

Ryan D. Visser

Senior Lecturer

Office: 216 Gantt Circle
Phone: Dept #: 864-656-7645
Vita: Click Here

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 Senior Lecturer in the College of Education at Clemson University. He holds Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, with a focus on Digital Media and Learning. At Clemson University, Ryan teaches pre-service and classroom teachers about 21st-century literacies, many of which require technological skills. He recently directed efforts to create the College's Certificate of Online Teaching program.

Ryan's broad research interests include examining the relationship between technology and educational psychology (multimedia learning), social media's impact on professional development, and how artificial intelligence can be used to support qualitative research.

He was selected by Adobe to be a 10 year member of their Adobe Educational Leader team, which is comprised of educators who are uniquely using technology for educational purposes.

Courses Taught

EdF 3150: Integrating Computers into the Classroom
EdF 4250: Instructional Technology Strategies
EdF 3970: Creative Inquiry
EdF 4800: Foundations of Digital Media and Learning
EdLT 4800: Foundations of Adolescent Literacy
EDSC 4370: Technology in Secondary Mathematics
MATH 7090: Middle Level Geometry
EdF 8800: Integrated Content Technology for the Classroom
ED 8710: Transdisciplinary Teaching in STEAM

Research Interests

Cognitive load in technology
Multimedia-based instruction & learning
Social Media within Education