Dan Ryan earned his Ph.D. at Yale in sociology and a BA in mathematical, physical, and computer sciences at New College of Florida. He comes to U of T from the University of Southern California where he was Professor of Teaching of Arts, Technology, and the Business of Innovation and Law at the Iovine and Young Academy. Prior to USC he was Professor of Sociology at Mills College in Oakland, CA and held the Lokey Chair in Ethics and was founder of the Innovation Lab at Mills. At USC he taught “The Garage Experience” and “Justice Innovation Startup Lab” and co-taught “Legal Design Lab” (with G. Hadfield). He has written on the sociology of information, collaboration in communities of organizations, and time.
sociology of information, justice/legal innovation, innovation education/education innovation, organizations, modeling and simulation
Dan is currently working on innovation in higher education and law.
Ghosts of Organizations Past: Communities of Organizations as Settings for Change. Temple University Press 2015
“Democracy and the Information Order” with G. K. Hadfield European Journal of Sociology / Volume 54 / Issue 01 / April 2013, pp 67-95.
“Getting the Word Out: Notes on the Social Organization of Notification.” Sociological Theory, September 2006.