Dr. Ryan T. Hartwig is a professor, leader, speaker, author, consultant, and shepherd. Bringing a unique perspective as a teacher, researcher and practitioner, he works to help others think deeply about what they are doing, why they are doing it, what doing it actually accomplishes, and how they might do it better.
Currently, Ryan serves as chair and associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Azusa Pacific University. He has taught courses in group, organizational and leadership communication for over a decade, and he has led, trained and developed teams for more than fifteen years in universities and churches. His scholarship has been published in the Journal of Applied Communication Research and Group Facilitation, and recognized with several awards from the National Communication Association. His book, Teams That Thrive, is a compilation of his research that provides an in depth exploration of healthy team leadership.
Ryan journeys through life with his wife Jill and four children Halle, Alia, Katelyn and Matthew. They enjoy a full family life, replete with lots of pool time, trips to the beach, and hanging out with family and friends. He loves the Broncos, shooting hoops, playing card and board games, and eating. He has a passion for Jesus and the local church and his heart beats for discipleship. Currently he serves on the preaching team at Foothill Church. Every day he endeavors to follow Jesus, love his family, serve the church, challenge students, and develop leaders who create thriving teams and collaborative organizations that reflect the ideals of the Body of Christ.