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 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, mainly 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. Dr. Lange's research training emphasized quantitative methods, focusing on large-sample survey methodology. 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. Dr. Lange also serves as the faculty advisor for The Alvernian, Alvernia's monthly student newspaper. He teaches media writing courses and multimedia development courses that use the Adobe Creative Cloud.