Ryan Hanning, PhD

Current Position: Assistant Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Assistant Professor of Theology and Catholic Studies, University of Mary, Tempe, AZ.

Brief Bio

Ryan Hanning serves as the Asst. VP for Strategic Partnership at the University of Mary Tempe where he also teaches Church History and Catholic Studies. He has had the opportunity to travel throughout the US, Canada and Europe teaching and speaking at both church and academic conferences. Ryan served in parish life for ten years as a Youth Leader and DRE, and then as a Diocesan Director of Family Catechesis for five years, before moving full time to the University of Mary which has become a home and place of great growth in the Catholic intellectual tradition. He has taught a wide range of historical theology with special focus on the theological traditions of the East and West. He holds advanced degrees in Education and Theology. His studies have included time in both Oxford and Cambridge, as well as a short time at the Jagiellonian in Krakow, Poland.

Teaching Interests

CTH 330 - The Church in the Modern World

PHI 550 - Virtuous Leadership

THE 303 - Church History

EDU 633 - History of Catholic Education

CTH 210 - Philosophy of Happiness


PhD Theology
Maryvale Institute, Liverpool Hope University, England 2016
Dissertation: Western Sources of Peter Mohyla's 1643 Orthodox Confession, Pseudomorphosis or Authentic Development in Ukraine 1596-1648.

M. Ed Educational Leadership (With Distinction)
Northern Arizona University 2004

B.A. Religious Studies
Arizona State University 2001

Recent Publications/Projects

Chapter: The Union of Creation and Cultivation: Laudato Si’, Cambridge Scholars Press 2017

Chapter: Exorcising Pseudomorphosis: Re-evaluating Florovsky’s encounter with the
           West In Florovsky Society 2016 Proceeding, Holy Trinity Seminary Press, Fall 2017

Forthcoming article: An Alma Mater for Navigating Modernity, 360 Review Fall 2018

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