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OUR Alumni

Joseph Benedict Ryan

Award: Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award

Institution: Clemson University

Year: 2023

Dr. Joseph Ryan is the Sue Stanzione Distinguished Professor of ClemsonLIFE. He is the founder and Executive Director of the LIFE (Learning is for Everyone) program, a nationally recognized post-secondary education program for young adults with intellectual disabilities. Dr. Ryan has over 100 publications and has served as Editor of the journal Beyond Behavior for the past decade. His research interests focus on behavioral interventions and enhancing post-school outcomes for individuals with disabilities. While in Ireland Dr. Ryan will be working at Trinity College in Dublin, with the Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities. Dr. Ryan will perform his Fulbright during the spring 2024 semester to work with Ireland’s post-secondary education programs to learn and share best practices, and conduct interdisciplinary research to improve the employment and independent living outcomes for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

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