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Ryan's Portrait to be Added to Distinguished Professor Collection

PLATTSBURGH, NY (October 26, 2007) - Dr. Jeanne Ryan's portrait will be unveiled in a ceremony at SUNY Plattsburgh's Feinberg Library on Monday, Oct. 29 at 4 p.m.

At that time, her portrait will join the portraits of faculty who have been awarded Distinguished Professorships.

Ryan, has been awarded a Distinguished Teaching Professorship. This award is conferred for outstanding teaching competence at the graduate, under-graduate or professional levels. Teaching mastery is to be consistently demonstrated over multiple years.

Ryan joined the faculty at SUNY Plattsburgh in 1988 as an assistant professor of psychology and supervisor of the Psychological Services Clinic. She was promoted to associate professor in 1994 and elevated to full professor in 2001.

Dr. Ryan is considered an extraordinarily gifted and effective teacher by colleagues and students. She is particularly well-respected by those she involves in her scientific research.

She has given numerous presentations on her research into Alzheimer's disease and traumatic brain injury. Her research has had particular significance for doctors and their patients who have suffered brain injuries. 

She has made outstanding contributions to the community through her association with the Alzheimer's Disease Assistance Center, the North Country Regional Traumatic Brain Injury Center, the Eastern Adirondack Health Care Network, and the Neuropsychology Clinic and the Psychoeducational Services program in the Department of Psychology at SUNY Plattsburgh. A licensed psychologist, Dr. Ryan specializes in neuropsychology. She helped establish the Traumatic Brain Injury Center in 1994, which continues to provide services to children and young adults who have such injuries and technical assistance and education to families, schools, and agencies.

A recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1994, Dr. Ryan has also received the Founders Award from the Brain Injury Association of New York State, SUNY Chancellor's Research Recognition Award, Presidential Research Award, and the Faculty Leadership Award, among others. She is a member of several scholarly organizations, such as the International Neuropsychological Society and the Eastern Psychological Association. She is also involved in community organizations including Special Olympics and Clinton County Head Start.

Dr. Ryan received her bachelor's in psychology from Northeastern University; a Certificate of Advanced Studies and her master's in school psychology from Alfred University; and her Ph.D. in psychology from SUNY Binghamton.

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