Michael B. Ryan
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Office: 257 Fitzpatrick Hall
A 1985 graduate of the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Ryan earned a master’s in political science at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif.
Prior to joining the College of Engineering, Ryan served with the U.S. Navy for more than 30 years: In 1986, he completed the Navy’s nuclear power training program and entered the submarine force, serving on three different submarines before commanding the nuclear attack submarine, USS COLUMBUS. When not assigned to submarines, he was involved in all aspects of Naval training programs, including the development and execution of both tactical and technical curriculums. Following his designation as a “Master Training Specialist,” he assumed command of the Naval Submarine Training School in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where he was responsible for the training of the Pacific Fleet Submarine Force. During his time at the Training School, the command was recognized as one of the top submarine training center in the Navy. He also served in other key training positions within the submarine force, including his final tour before coming to the University as the Pacific Fleet Director of Tactics and Training.