She has a strong background in chemistry and biology and enjoys applying her background to develop superior educational products. She is also interested in how mathematics and science intertwine. Stephanie Ryan has experience in curriculum development, assessment, and training staff how to use technology and software. She has managed projects and coordinated large-scale data collection and analysis studies. She has extensive experience in qualitative research and can also conduct quantitative analyses. Stephanie Ryan has taught science in formal and informal settings from K-16 in the USA and developed curricula for After School Matters programs in Chicago, Illinois.
Stephanie Ryan is an active member of the chemistry education community and is a committee member of the International Activities and Chemistry Education Research Committees for the Division of Chemical Education.
Stephanie Ryan earned her Ph.D. in the Learning Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago. The title of her dissertation work was Student Ratio Use and Understanding of Molarity Concepts Within Solutions Chemistry. She earned her M.S. in Analytical Chemistry fromthe University of Illinois at Chicago with her thesis titled Rapid Separation of Amino Acids Using Capillary Electrophoresis with Laser-Induced Fluorescence. She earned her B.S. in Chemistry from Saint Mary’s College with a senior thesis titled Effects of Lake Breezes on the Levels of Smog Compounds in Chicago.