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Gail A. RyderFaculty

Meet Gail Ryder

Online Associate Professor of Humanities



  • B.A., Central Michigan University
  • M.A., Wayne State University

Recent Awards and Achievements

  • Presented “Dialogues with the Imagination” at the NCAA conference from 2001-2004.
  • NCTE Judge for Achievement in High School Writing 2005 - 2009
  • Presenter: Lilly North Conference - 2008
  • Co-Presenter – “Improving Student Retention: Techniques for Remote Students in Totally Online Programs” - Cite Conference, Denver, CO – 2009
  • Recipient of the Jack Bologna Award for Innovative Teaching - 2009

Teaching Philosophy

“In the Dominican tradition, I design learning experiences that value the unique gifts of students and draw upon their experiences. Together, through reading, dialogue and reflection, we build caring communities that search for truth through study. I believe in engagement, accountability, and high standards for my students and myself.”

Contact Us at (800) 521-0009.
Siena Heights University Main Campus. 1247 E. Siena Heights Dr. Adrian, MI 49221.