Texas Tech University

Jordan Ryan, M.A., M. Ed.

Assistant Director
University Advising, TTAP, TTU PreLaw

Email: jordan.ryan@ttu.edu

Education

B.A., English, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2011

B.A., Psychology, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2011

M.A., English, Texas Tech University, 2013

M. Ed., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2017

Jordan Ryan

About

What is your advising philosophy?

I aim to leave students better than I found them. By the time an advising session has concluded, I want students to leave my office feeling better than when they walked in. I combine empathetic, active listening with direct and rational feedback to help students make informed choices for themselves. Above all, I want to motivate students to be the best versions of themselves because I believe that life too short to be complacent.


What do you enjoy about working with PreLaw students?

TTU PreLaw students are among the hardest working students with whom I have ever worked. I admire their perseverance and eagerness to make sacrifices in pursuit of their life goals. My PreLaw students remind me to live life to its fullest and face every challenge with aplomb.


What is your greatest piece of advice for any student?

Pursue happiness with diligence.


What are your interests and hobbies?

I love football and baseball, especially the Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Twins. I've been playing drums for 16 years and I currently play in an indie alternative rock band called Phantom Wilds. Music consumes most my time outside of work. When I'm not playing music or working, I play video games, watch horror movies, and read comic books.

Jordan Ryan behind a drum kit