Ryan Lange, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication
Ryan Lange is an Associate Professor of Communication at Alvernia University. He earned his Ph.D. in Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media from Michigan State University in 2009. Before attending Michigan State, Dr. Lange received both his B.A. in Communication and M.A. in Applied Communication Theory and Methodology from Cleveland State University.
Dr. Lange's research interests focus on the intersection of new media technology and human cognition, particularly automated behaviors (or "habits"). He has published in American Behavioral Scientist, the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, and the International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction.
Before teaching at Alvernia, Dr. Lange worked as an analyst for Prime Research in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He also served as an instructor at Michigan State University during his doctoral studies. At Alvernia, Dr. Lange teaches courses in communication including, but not limited to, COM 122 - Mass Media Theory and Application, COM 131 - Writing for the Media, COM 332 - Multimedia Design and Editing, and COM 362 - New Media.
Ryan also is the faculty advisor for The Alvernian, Alvernia’s monthly student newspaper. He serves on the Writing Committee at Alvernia and is chair of the Academic Standards Committee.
Building location: BUS/COMM 13