Ryan Hanning is a Professor of Theology and Catholic Studies at the University of Mary. Prior, he led University of Mary’s unprecedented partnership with Arizona State University and continues to consult for several Catholic Universities, Diocese and Catholic apostolates. In addition to teaching and consulting, he writes and speaks internationally on education, Catholic identity, theology, ecology, and virtue. His new book The WillPower Advantage: Building Habits for Lasting Happiness comes out in Fall of 2020. 

Dr. Hanning has extensive experience in Catholic organizations and universities and in-depth knowledge of Church operations, canon law and theology, as well as public higher education. He directed the Department of Family Catechesis under Bishop Olmsted, worked internationally with Catholics Come Home, AmenAlleluia and the Virtuous Leadership Institute, served as director and chairman for Aid to Women Center, a crisis pro-life medical clinic and was a founding member of Catholic Leadership Circle and Caritas in Veritate International. He earned a PhD from Maryvale Institute Liverpool Hope University in England, a Masters in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University, a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies at ASU and has studied at University of Dallas, Cambridge, and the Jagiellionian in Krakow Poland. He is a Fellow of the Institute for Catholic Theology, and a member of the Royal Historic Society, American Catholic Historical Association and Fellowship of Catholic Scholars.

Dr. Hanning currently homesteads in Tennessee with his beautiful wife Rebecca, and their ten well-socialized homeschooled children.