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Maureen Ryan

Maureen Ryan is associate director of strategic communications at The Chronicle of Higher Education, which she joined in 2023. She develops and executes a multifaceted communications program to increase the visibility of The Chronicle’s brands, products, editorial coverage, and executive leadership in the media, higher-education, and publishing communities. Ryan also oversees corporate and internal communications.

Before joining The Chronicle, she was a senior communications-outreach manager at ICF Next. She has also held senior communications positions at Catholic Charities, Georgetown University, and George Washington University. Ryan has an M.S. in applied behavioral counseling from the Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. in communications media from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Follow her on Twitter @SmilingSag or email her at

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