Barry T. Ryan, Ph.D., J.D. Named President of Argosy University’s Washington, D.C. Campus

August 25, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Argosy University has named Barry T. Ryan, Ph.D., J.D. President of its Washington, D.C. Campus.

Prior to joining Argosy University, Dr. Ryan was Vice President for Academic Affairs at Regent University where he served as the institution’s Chief Academic Officer. Prior to joining Regent University, Dr. Ryan served as the Supreme Court Judicial Fellow in the Office of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist at the Supreme Court of the United States. In that role, he worked with all three branches of the federal government and represented the federal judiciary in work with hundreds of representatives of foreign judiciaries. During his tenure at the Supreme Court, he served during the historic cases surrounding the 2000 U.S. presidential election.

Dr. Ryan has had a career in teaching both history and law in state, private and Christian university and law school contexts. The recipient of numerous outstanding teaching awards, he increasingly assumed administrative responsibilities that led him to chair academic departments and serve at the vice presidential level at other higher education institutions.

In his legal career, Dr. Ryan’s experience includes serving as a corporate litigator in San Francisco law firm of Farella, Braun & Martel, as well as being involved in various other law-related activities in both volunteer and professional capacities.

He has also held a number of government positions, both as an appointed representative and as a staff member of local government agencies. Dr. Ryan has also been a guest on National Public Radio (NPR) and MSNBC serving as an expert on a number of governmental issues.

He holds a Ph.D. in Renaissance and Reformation History ("With Distinction") from the University of California, Santa Barbara; a J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law, the University of California, Berkeley; a M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary; and a B.A. (magna cum laude) in History from Westmont College. In addition, he was a visiting scholar at the Warburg Institute of the University of London and Vice Chair and Trustee of the Tyndale Society, Oxford, England.

Argosy University (, with 18 campus locations in 12 states, is a private academic institution dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate degrees to students in a supportive learning environment where academic knowledge is enriched and enlarged by the acquisition of interpersonal skills vital to success. With one of the largest graduate student communities in the nation, Argosy University offers doctoral and master's degree programs in psychology, business, counseling, and education. The institution also offers bachelor's degree programs in psychology and business, and associate's degree programs in various health sciences fields. Argosy University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA) (30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602, (800) 621-7440;