Trident at AIU Professor Named Health Sciences Department Chair

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Dr. Brandon Ryans assumed the role of Department Chair, Health Sciences in Trident’s College of Health and Human Services on July 13. Dr. Ryans is an experienced educator, researcher, and administrator who joined Trident in 2017.

Dr. Brandon Ryans, Health Sciences Department Chair, Trident

Dr. Ryans’s outstanding interpersonal skills will help to continue the collaborative, team-oriented environment within the Health Sciences Department.” - Dr. Patricia Rhynders, Associate Dean, Trident's College of Health and Human Services

Trident at American InterContinental University (Trident) is excited to announce that Dr. Brandon Ryans has been appointed Department Chair, Health Sciences in the College of Health and Human Services. He joined Trident in 2017 as a Full-time Professor.

As Department Chair, Dr. Ryans will be overseeing the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) and Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) programs. Additionally, he will be mentoring faculty members and facilitating their professional development, and overseeing curriculum development to ensure that material is consistent with current health sciences trends.

He will continue working closely with students, both in the classroom and as a member of Ph.D. in Health Sciences dissertation committees.

“Dr. Ryans’s outstanding interpersonal skills will help to continue the collaborative, team-oriented environment within the Health Sciences Department,” states Dr. Patricia Rhynders, Associate Dean, College of Health and Human Services.

During his time at Trident, Dr. Ryans has excelled as an educator, administrator, and researcher. He has served on several academic committees, including Committee on Academic Standards and Academic Leadership Committee. He currently sits on the User Experience Committee and Policy Committee.

Dr. Ryans has been actively involved in course and program development, creating new and revised courses for the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration (BSHA) and Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MSHA) programs.

His research interests include healthcare policy, elderly healthcare and preventative care, universal healthcare, and health informatics. Dr. Ryans currently serves as a peer reviewer for Globalization and Health, a journal that publishes original research on globalization and its effects on public health.

Dr. Ryans holds a Doctor of Health Education (DHEd) and Master of Science in Health Care Administration from A.T. Still University. He is also a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).

About Trident at American InterContinental University
Founded in 1998, Trident at American InterContinental University (Trident at AIU) is part of an online postsecondary university serving adult learners. Trident at AIU uses the EdActive™ learning approach, which employs case-based learning in an online setting to teach real-world relevant critical thinking skills designed to enhance the lives and education of students. Trident offers quality associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs and certificates, led by a qualified faculty team, over 80% of whom have doctoral degrees. Trident at AIU is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) and has more than 22,000 alumni with a military affiliation. Trident has received acknowledgements from Washington Monthly, Military Times, and Military Advanced Education & Transition for their dedication to student success. Visit http://www.trident.edu or call at (855) 290-0290 to learn more about Trident at AIU's wide range of educational options.

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