Dr. Ryan Thorpe

Writer, Professor, Researcher, Arts Organizer

About Ryan

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A Little About Me

I am a writer, researcher, and teacher of writing at the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute.

I believe in good writing. I believe writing can be taught. I think the perfect sentence exists, and I look for it constantly. I believe that knowledge is more interconnected than we can imagine. I think that the only way that writing can ever be learned is by writing, writing so much that your fingers hurt, and then writing some more. I think that teachers of writing need to write frequently to understand their students. I believe that research aids and supports the development of writing. I think that regardless of the question, more education is the answer. I believe in poetic grammar, extra innings in baseball, the power of compliments, soul mates, and that some feelings stay with you for a lifetime.