Ryan Smith, Technical Assistance/Training Specialist
Ryan Smith graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in education in 2001, spent the next 11 years teaching history and math and coaching basketball and baseball at rural high schools in Missouri. In 2014 he completed a second bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Columbia College, was accepted into the PhD program at the University of Missouri where he received a Master’s degree in philosophy in 2018. He spent one more year in public education before joining his wife in her small business creating 3D/VR tours. He joined the Great Plains ADA Center in December of 2021, following the same interest in ensuring equal access to educational, financial and employment opportunities for everyone that drove his interest in education.