Member of Academic Chairperson’s Conference Advisory Board
Ken Ryalls is president of The IDEA Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the improvement of learning in higher education through research, assessment, and professional development. After graduating from Indiana University with a PhD in Social Psychology, Ken has served in a variety of traditional roles in higher education, including professor, program director, division chair, dean, and vice president for academic affairs. He has always had an interest in teaching and learning, and spent his career at colleges dedicated to quality teaching with a student focus. He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards from both students and peers, and currently satisfies his passion for pedagogy through participation in research at IDEA, speaking and writing engagements both with clients and in the broader world of academia, and through development of new products and services that will allow faculty to improve their teaching performance.