Marianne Ryan

Marianne Ryan, Ph.D. Candidate

Curriculum Vita

Contact me at meryan at umich dot edu

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"Ethics of Data Mining: Media, Privacy and Technology." Invited panelist for Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication media ethics panel, Association of Practical and Professional Ethics annual meeting (OH), Mar. 2011

"Research Ethics Education in the University: The View from Early Career Faculty." Invited panelist for Responsible Conduct of Research Educational Consortium workshop, Association for Practical & Professional Ethics annual meeting (OH), Mar. 2011


Ryan, M. (2009). The sociotechnical infrastructures of virtual worlds. In D. Heider (Ed.), Living Virtually: Researching New Worlds (pp. 23-44). New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

Living Virtually

Ryan, M. (2008). Conducting research in online communities. Teaching Ethics, 8(2), 111-24 (including author's commentary).



UM School of Information

My research explores the global humanistic impact of emerging technologies upon our personal values, as well as upon our relationships with one another. I examine the cultural, ethical, legal, and policy implications of innovative sociotechnical systems.

Singularity University

Member of inaugural class, Singularity University Graduate Studies Program on global humanitarian leadership, co-sponsored by NASA and Google, held at NASA's Silicon Valley campus, Summer 2009


Member of Team Acasa at Singularity University, a novel social entrepreneurship project to adapt new automated 3D printing technologies to construct affordable housing for the developing world


Interviews & Media Coverage

"Greetings from Future Camp," Popular Science, Jan. 2010

"What Traditional Academics Can Learn from a Futurist's University," The Chronicle of Higher Education, Sept. 14, 2009

"A School for Changing the World," The Guardian (UK), Sept. 2, 2009 (with accompanying podcast)