Ryan Hanning is a professor of Church History and Catholic Studies. He travels throughout the US, Canada and Europe teaching and speaking at both church and academic conferences. In addition to teaching, Ryan has served in Diocesan Catechetical and University administration helping form the partnership between the University of Mary and Arizona State University as well as create graduate level education programs for Catholic School teachers. He taught comparative religion, and New Testament for over ten years, and for the past ten years has focused primarily on Church History, the development of theology in both the Eastern and Western Christian traditions, as well as the history and identity of Catholic Schools in the United States.
He completed his undergraduate degree in Religious Studies ASU, his graduate degree in Education at NAU, studied post-graduate theology at University of Dallas, and completed his PhD in Theology at Maryvale Institute, Liverpool Hope University, UK. His studies have included time in both Oxford and Cambridge, as well as a short time at the Jagiellonian in Krakow, Poland.
He and his wife homestead in Whites Creek, Tennessee with their nine children.