Professor Ryley holds a M.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Economics with minors in political science and history from Bowling Green State University and is a member of the economics honors fraternity, Omicron Delta Epsilon. Although he holds two degrees in Economics; this was not always his plan. In fact, Mr. Ryley began his post-secondary education as an education major. It was not until his senior year that he decided to pursue an undergraduate degree in economics. However, his passion for education was not forgotten. Currently, his work as an educator has taken the form of a college instructor. But, this is temporary as he is planning on returning to graduate school for a doctorate in educational policy. He hopes to pursue a life of academia, teaching economics and researching/developing the educational infrastructure in the United States.