Joseph Ryan

Dr.  Joseph Ryan

About

TENURED PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY 14 years of service
Columbia College - Sonora, CA
Irvine Valley College - Irvine, CA

CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT CHAIR 2002 to present
Columbia College - Sonora, CA 

CURRICULUM COMMITTEE CHAIR 2004 to 2009
Columbia College - Sonora, CA 

DISTANCE EDUCATION COMMITTEE CHAIR 2001 to 2002
Irvine Valley College - Irvine, CA 

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY 8 years of service
California State University, Stanislaus - Turlock, CA
Sacramento City College - Sacramento, CA
Sierra College - Auburn, CA
University of California - Davis, CA
Cosumnes River College - Elk Grove, CA
American River College - Sacramento, CA

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS
Increased chemistry department FTE by almost 500% in 12 years
Increased course completion rates to an average of 75.6% from 34.6%
Expanded department course offerings by over 200%
Transformed campus curriculum process as chair of committee
Wrote draft guidelines for distance education best practices
Co-author of $140K NSF Biotechnology Grant
Awarded $5000 California Virtual Campus Web Development Grant
Facilitated California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP) program
Awarded Key Educator of the Year Elk Grove Unified School District
Awarded UC Davis campus wide teacher of the year
Awarded UC Davis outstanding chemistry teacher of the year

EDUCATION

CONTINUING EDUCATION from American Public University (Aug 2010 to December 2010).
POLS500 – Research Methods in Social Science
EVSP501 – Environmental Management
EVSP503 – Environmental Policy, Regulation, and Law
EVSP594 – Environmental Toxicology

PH. D. IN CHEMISTRY from University of California, Davis (June 1994). Specialization: Organic Synthesis of Benzoporphyrin Derivatives for Photodynamic Therapy Cancer Treatment

B.S. IN BIOCHEMISTRY from San Francisco State University, (June 1988)

A.A. IN LIBERAL ARTS from Chabot College, Hayward (June 1984)

Publications

  • 1993 R. K. Pandey, N. Jagerovic, J. M. Ryan, T. 1. Dougherty and K. M. Smith. Efficient Syntheses of New Classes of Regiochemically Pure Benzoporphyrin Derivatives. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters 3:2615.

    1996 R. K. Pandey, N. Jagerovic, J. M. Ryan, T. J. Dougherty and K. M. Smith. Syntheses and Preliminary in vivo Photodynamic Efficacy of Benzoporphyrin Derivatives from Phylloerythrin and Rhodoporphyrin XV Methyl Esters and Aspartyl Amides. Tetrahedron 52:5349.

    K. M. Smith, R. K. Pandey, J. M. Ryan, N. Jagerovic and T. J. Dougherty. Rhodoporphyrin and Phylloerythrin Related Photosensitizes for Photodynamic Therapy. US Patent US 5,506,255. Issued April 9, 1995; Application filed December 1, 1993.