Ph.D., University of Florida (2008)
M.A., University of Virginia (1994)
B.A., University of Pennsylvania (1991)
Areas of Study
Mentoring and Guiding Prospective Teachers, Literacy and the Arts, Nineteenth-Century American and British Literature, Educational Philosophy, Historical Foundations of American Education, Media Image of the Teacher in the Postwar United States
Townsend, J. S., & Ryan, P.A. (2012). Media Narratives and Possibilities for Teachers' Embodied Concepts of Self. Journal of Media Literacy Education, 4(2), 149-158.
Ryan, P.A., & Townsend, J. S. (2012). Promoting Critical Reflection in Teacher Education Through Popular Media. Action in Teacher Education, 34(3), 239-248.
Ryan, P. A., & Townsend, J. S. (2010). Representations of teachers' and students' inquiry in 1950s television and film. Educational Studies, 46(1), 44-66.
Townsend, J. S., & Ryan, P. A. (2010). Opening minds: Aesthetic engagement in the language arts. Journal of Educational Controversy, 5(1) [Online].
Ryan, P. A., & Terzian, S. G. (2009). Our Miss Brooks: Broadcasting domestic ideals for the female teacher in the postwar United States. National Women's Studies Association Journal, 21(1), 76-100.
Honor society inductions: Pi Lambda Theta, Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Beta Delta.