Dr. Andrew Ryder

Dr. Andrew Ryder

Assistant Professor

Department of Educational Leadership

EB 365


Courses Taught

UNCW Courses:
EDL 550/650, Foundations of Higher Education
EDL 553, Evaluation and Assessment in Higher Education
EDL 555, Legal Issues in Higher Education
EDL 557/657, The Community College
EDL 560 Reflective Practice
EDL 595 Civic Education and Democratic Outcomes of Higher Education
EDL 596 Culminating Project I
EDL 631 Law and Policy in Higher Education
EDL 641, Applied Research
EDL 643 Survey Research (1 credit seminar)

Courses at other institutions:
History of U.S. Higher Education
Social Movements in U.S. Higher Education


Andrew J. Ryder is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.  Andy earned both his Ph.D. and Master of Science degrees in higher education from Iowa State University and has 12 years of professional experience in student and academic affairs.  Andy’s research and scholarly interests include the role of higher education in a democratic society, the history and practice of student affairs, and community college completion.  Andy is part of the Personal and Social Responsibility research team based at Iowa State and former project director for the Personal and Social Responsibility Inventory.  He teaches courses related to assessment, civic engagement, and foundations of higher education and has published chapters in the New Directions sourcebooks for higher education and institutional research and the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice.