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Ryan Smith — Columbia College Chicago

"MindTap and CengageNOW have helped me reinvent my Accounting and Finance courses. I truly believe that the resources provided by these platforms have improved student success."

Ryan Smith is an Assistant Professor of Instruction at Columbia College Chicago. He has a background as a manager and marketing professional in the creative industries, with extensive experience in live and performing arts and entertainment.

Ryan teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Accounting and Finance and undergraduate courses in Marketing Data Analytics and Information Management in Columbia College Chicago's Business and Entrepreneurship Department.

With nearly a decade of experience in developing digital courses, Ryan felt that integrating CNow and MindTap into his Accounting and Finance courses was a natural fit. Given the challenging subject matter of these courses, the additional resources provided by both CNow and MindTap have aided in student success.

Ryan earned a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies and Sociology-Social Psychology from Western Michigan University and a Masters of Arts Management from Columbia College Chicago. He is the coordinator of the Accounting and Finances courses, and is serving as a co-coordinator of the undergraduate Marketing program. Ryan is also the Acting Graduate Program Director, overseeing the Masters of Arts Management program for the Business and Entrepreneurship department.

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