Welcome! Mary K. Ryan is a Ph.D. student in Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought at Virginia Tech where she teaches in the Department of Political Science. Mary is also a theater director, produced playwright, visual artist, and published writer.
Mary's artistic choices and scholarly pursuits reflect her commitment to cultivating a more intelligent, equitable, and compassionate society. Mary received her M.A. in Public Service from Marquette University, B.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and is an alumna of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab.