Colonel Diane M. Ryan is an Academy Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY. She is also the Officer-in-Charge of the Corbin Forum and an Officer Representative for the Women’s Basketball Team. She was commissioned through ROTC in 1988. During her 27 year career as a U.S. Army Signal officer she has served in a variety of command and staff assignments – all in tactical units including the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division during Desert Storm, 82d Airborne Division, 8th PSYOP Battalion, and III Corps Headquarters. Her most recent operational assignment was with the 1st Cavalry Division in Baghdad, Iraq and Fort Hood, Texas where she served as Deputy G6 and later Deputy Chief of Staff for the Division. While in Iraq she worked with a number of NGOs and founded a US-Iraqi partnership for military women.Colonel Ryan’s military schools include the Signal Officer Basic and Advanced courses, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, U.S. Army Airborne and Jumpmaster courses, and the U.S. Army Special Warfare Center French Language Training and Regional Studies courses. Her awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3rd award), Army Commendation Medal (2nd award), Army Achievement Medal (5th award), the Senior Parachutist Badge and the Malaysian Parachutist Badge. She is also the recipient of the U.S. Army Signal Corps Regimental Association Bronze Order of Mercury.TeachingPL100 – General Psychology for LeadersPL 300 - Military LeadershipPL 383 - Social PsychologyPL 399 - Psychology of Conflict and ReconciliationPL 462 – Advanced Experimental Applications in Psychology
COL Ryan's research interests include empowerment, diversity and innovation, and attitudes toward social change. She recently completed student research projects in Northern Ireland and Rwanda and is currently working on studies of resilience, critical thinking and mentoring.
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