Ryan Eichberger is a teacher and ecological writer specializing in visual culture and the more-than-human-centered design of scientific and workplace media. A lifelong Great Lakesian, his research often focuses on the relationship between data, emotion, and storytelling in northern landscapes. As a teacher, his goal is to make academic writing more accessible.
Ryan recently wrapped up research about the shifting interplay between people, glaciers, and photography on the edge of the Arctic. His current projects focus on communication and storytelling related to peatlands and permafrost, as well as networks of information in the study of night-migrating birds. All of these projects are driven by an interest in environmental justice.
He earned his M.A. from Northern Illinois University and his Ph.D from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.