Ryan received his B.A. and an M.A. with distinction in Philosophy from Boston College. Following his graduate studies, Ryan moved to Nairobi where he worked for the Episcopal Conference of Kenya to develop and implement a Philosophy program for the national seminary of St. Thomas Aquinas and for St. Joseph’s Seminary, a diocesan seminary based out of the Kenyan Diocese of Meru. While in Kenya, he served as a fundraiser and a contact point between American business owners and universities, connecting them with various charitable initiatives directed towards the poor of Kenya. Ryan then moved to Rome where he lived and was formed for the priesthood at the Pontifical North American College. After two years in the seminary, he left but remained in Italy to receive his Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology, Summa Cum Laude, from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Urbe (Angelicum). In 2009 Ryan returned to the United States and began working towards his Doctorate in Philosophy at Catholic University. He became the Workshop Coordinator for the Center for Academic Success at CUA, where he developed a series of workshops dedicated to enhancing the interpersonal and academic skills necessary for college students to succeed. Ryan married in 2010 at St. Peter’s Basilica (Vatican City State) witnessed by H.E. Edmund Cardinal Szoka with a special blessing from Pope Benedict XVI. Upon his return from Rome, he was then hired as a teaching fellow for the School of Philosophy at CUA, where he taught philosophy for two years. Ryan is currently finishing his dissertation on Aristotle, for which he has received an Aristotle Fellowship. He hopes to defend in December. He is the Associate Academic Dean for St. Joseph’s Seminary for the Archdiocese of New York, and is responsible for the operations of the Huntington and Douglaston locations. He resides in Huntington, NY with his wife and three children.
Recent Talks: 3-Part Lecture Series on “Secularism as a New Religion” (Immaculate Conception Parish—Astoria), “Saints Working Together” (Friends of the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception— Huntington & St. Dominic Church—Oyster Bay), “A Real Perspective on Finding a Partner in Marriage” (Brunch organized by Ashley Crouch for young professionals—NYC), “Dating, Sex, and Marriage for Women in NYC” (The Siena Society—Astoria), “Pastoral Talking Points for Marriage Preparation” (Office of Faith Formation, Diocese of Brooklyn at the Immaculate Conception Center—Douglaston), and “Leisure in the Catholic Life” (Domus Porta Fidei—Huntington).
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