Ryan McPherson, M.A.

Professor of Practice, Communication

Ryan McPherson


Ryan McPherson is an award-winning Professor of Practice and Faculty Champion at The University of Texas at San Antonio. He also founded Storytelling Movement LLC to help entrepreneurs, executives, and educators elevate thinking, actions, and emotions for transformative communication and sustained business growth. Ryan has created and delivered over 22 university communication courses and served as a consultant, coach, and presenter for over 10,000 participants. He has also improved over 20,000 presentations since 2004. A past Adobe Max and Innovations in Online Learning speaker, Ryan holds a master's degree in Organizational Development and Instructional Communication from Texas State University and has completed over 10,000 hours of higher education course creation and design training. He has served as a sales agent, journalist, debater, tour guide, university ambassador, orientation leader, advertising copywriter, public relations and promotions team leader, and past president of several nonprofits. Ryan is an Adobe Creative Campus Faculty Fellow, ACUE Faculty Fellow, Quality Metrics Peer Reviewer, Texas State Education Technologies Integrations Alum, Corporate Communication Training Alum, UTSA Bold Course Development Academy Alum, "Futur" Business Bootcamp Alum, and UTSA Strategies for Inclusive Teaching Institute Alum.


  • Organizational Communication
  • Rhetorical Communication
  • Persuasion
  • Language and Communication Theory
  • Business Communications
  • Introduction to Communication


  • M.A. in Communication Studies, Texas State University - San Marcos (2004) Certificate in Corporate Communication and Training, Texas State University - San Marcos (2004)
    B.A. in Communication Studies, Texas State University - San Marcos (2003)