By: Jessica Mannering
Ryan Langley, Director of Instructional Design and Technology at West Virginia Junior College (WVJC) in Morgantown, West Virginia has been with the school for nine years now. He began his journey teaching business courses at Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology (PIHT) in 2010.
Prior to going into the workforce, Ryan obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the California University of Pennsylvania. In addition to obtaining a college degree, Ryan is also a certified Microsoft Office Specialist, has several years’ experience in instructional design, and is proficient in numerous coding languages.
During a typical work day, Ryan oversees the IDT department, manages all areas of Canvas, produces engaging content, builds Canvas efficiency tools, generates training documentation, video tutorials, and more!
Ryan’s favorite part about working at WVJC is the family environment. “I have been working with everyone here for several years and I love coming into work every day. They’re all great people. I also have an excellent team that works with me and it’s a lot of fun to watch our department grow,” said Langley.
He is proudest of the fact that he has a job that he loves, which allows him to learn something new every day and permits him to utilize his creativity. Ryan notes that he chose to work at WVJC because he wanted to help others and provide a positive learning environment for students that needed it. His passion for helping others streams from his motivation to be the best person he can be for his daughter.
As for long-term career goals, Ryan would like to develop a consulting company that creates Canvas applications and provides guidance and training for small community colleges.
On top of being an integral part of the WVJC family, Ryan is also a wedding musician, in which he plays the ukulele during wedding ceremonies.