Tim Ryan | Webster University

Tim Ryan

Tim Ryan


Associate Professor
Program Facilitator, Audio Production
Department Chair


Audio Aesthetics and Technology

Home Campus

St. Louis (Webster Groves)

Courses Taught

AUDI 1100 Audio Production 1 for Audio Production Majors
AUDI 3150 Topics: Audio Engineering Society Officers
AUDI 3950 Technical Ear Training 1
AUDI 3960 Technical Ear Training 2
AUDI 3599 Technical Ear Training 3
AUDI 4850 Acoustics
AUDI 4860 Psychoacoustics 


PhD, Sound System Engineering and Optimization, Sound Recording Area, Schulich School of Music, McGill University, 2011
MFA, Theatrical Sound Design and Technology, Sound Design Area, College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, 2004
BS, Acoustical Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, Cornell University, 2001


Prior to joining the faculty at Webster University, Dr. Ryan was an invited master class instructor as well as a visiting professor and acting area head for the Sound Design area, in the Department of Theatre Design & Production at the College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinatti, Cincinatti, Oh. He was an instructor of electro-acoustics and solid-state electronics at McGill University, where he was also a researcher and acoustical consultant for the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music and Media Technology. He has authored and/or co-authored publications for the Audio Engineering Society (AES), Acoustical Society of America (ASA) and International Community for Auditory Display (ICAD).

Dr. Ryan has been the sound designer for productions at companies including the Tony Award-winning Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, the Montreal New Music Festival, Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Le Société de Musique Contemporaine du Québec and UC-CCM. In 2010 he won the Peggy Ezekiel Award for outstanding achievement in the arts from the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) for his work in the field of sound system design and engineering. He has been an audio consultant for first-national theatrical tours, opera companies, recording studios and entertainment centers and has been the head of sound and main-stage monitor engineer for a variety of large-scale, multi-stage music festivals. As a live mix engineer, he has worked with a multitude of musical genres and bands including Ladysmith Black Mambazo, The Avett Brothers, Rusted Root, Toots and the Maytals, John Brown's Body and Joshua Redman.

Department Chair

Dr. Ryan is the chair of the Department of Audio Aesthetics and Technology. This includes the undergraduate majors of audio production and audio production with an emphasis in international audio production along with the minor audio production and the entrepreneurship for audio majors certificate.


Webster News
Around Webster: Ryan Receives Audio Engineering Society Award

Contact Information
Office phone 314-246-7958
E-mail or timothyryan80@webster.edu

Audio Aesthetics and Technology
Webster University Student Section of Audio Engineering Society
Webster University Audio Engineering Society (AES) Student Website

2015 Program Brochure

Audio for Media: Audio Production



updated 3/2019