Ryan Sloan is on the full-time faculty in UC Berkeley's College Writing Programs, as well as on joint appointment with the Haas School of Business. His areas of concentration include multimodal composition, digital humanities, business communications, English for multilingual learners, and creative writing. He holds an MA in English and Modern Culture from University College London, an MFA in Creative Writing from New York University, and TESOL Certification from UC Berkeley.
He has a background in faculty development through his work as co-facilitator for UCB's Lecturer Teaching Fellows Program, the College Writing Research Festival, the Townsend Center's Art of Writing Koshland Graduate Fellows and the UC Berkeley Summer Creative Writing Program. Since its first cohort in 2014, Ryan has also co-developed the Haas-Berkeley PreCore summer transfer program for incoming community college students into Berkeley.
Nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Ryan writes fiction and creative nonfiction, and his work has been published in LA Weekly, Joyland Magazine, Opium Magazine, The Modern Spectator, and Painted Bride Quarterly. He is also a co-host of the long-running San Francisco-based literary performance series Babylon Salon.