|About Jack Ryan|
I was born on 26 October 1943 in Corpus Christi, Texas.
My parents were Woodrow
Arley Ryan (1916 - 2001) and Ruth Marie (Eidmann) Ryan (1924 -
We lived for a while
near MacDonaldsville, then in East
|David, Dan, and Jack|
After graduating from
Atwater High School in 1961 I attended the
After Graduation I entered
the Department of Biochemistry of the
While in Miami I witnessed the arrival of some of the lunar material from the first manned flight to the moon. If you'd like to read about this and see some pictures, click HERE.
After this we moved to Tucson, Arizona, where we lived for about three years. Janet worked first with Dr. Milos Chvapil and then with Dr. Marcus. I worked as a freelance photojournalist and then as a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Gordon Tollin at the University of Arizona Department of Chemistry.
We left Tucson for a chemistry teaching job for me at El Paso Community College in El Paso, Texas. I had a full time teaching position. Jan worked part time tutoring science and math, then full time teaching chemistry. Our first son, Clint Eric Ryan, was born 15 September 1977. Clint is now married to Clarissa.
We moved to El Dorado, Arkansas, during the summer of 1978. I had a job teaching chemistry and physics at Southern Arkansas University - El Dorado. Our second son, Scott Arthur Ryan was born 6 June 1981.
Janet and I retired from teaching at South Arkansas Community College at the end of the Spring Semester in 2010. We would both recommend retirement to anyone able to do it!
My hobbies include photography and Z scale model trains. I have a personal web page - click here.
For a list of my publications, please click here.
Jack, Janet, Scott, Clarissa, and Clint
Page updated: 14 February 2012