Ulli K. Ryder, Ph.D.
Ulli has earned degrees in English and American Studies, Afro-American Studies, Professional Writing and her Ph.D. is in American Studies and Ethnicity from the University of Southern California. Her dissertation topic was “As Shelters Against the Cold”: Women Writers of the Black Arts and Chicano Movements, 1965-1978.
Coming most recently from Bristol Community College, Ulli served as Dean, Arts and Humanities. In this role she managed approximately 300 faculty and 400 courses per semester across 4 campus locations and online. In addition, she oversaw the Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery, which is designed to support the educational mission of innovation and creativity of college and the southeast Massachusetts region; the LusoCentro, which is dedicated to the study of language and celebration for the Portuguese and Lusophone cultures; and supported the art and theatre programs and international club as well as the Women's Center. In addition, Ulli has experience as a McNair Scholarship mentor, as Academic Director of a women's leadership program with the US State Department, was a member of the Rhode Island Commission for Health Advocacy and Equity, and is Scholar-in-Residence in the Office of the Chaplains at Brown.