Ryan Eanes is an Assistant Professor of Instruction in the Department of Advertising & Public Relations and currently teaches a range of courses that include Persuasive Writing, Advertising & Society, Psychology of Advertising, and Intro to Brand Strategy & Research. His research interests are wide-ranging but tend to relate to consumers' perceptions of their own knowledge and the knowledge of others, including investigations of online ratings vs. reviews, the differences between professional and amateur ratings/reviews, and information flows and network effects stemming from consumer perceptions of information.
A native of North Carolina, Dr. Eanes earned his BA in Communication from Wake Forest University (2003) and went to work in the media industry right out of college. For nearly ten years, he worked in a variety of capacities for Bill Me, Inc., a privately-owned digital marketing and management firm affiliated with the Fox News Channel. He also offered freelance web design, identity and branding services to a range of clients that included authors, attorneys, cable news personalities, and small businesses. While employed in New York, he also earned his MA in Media Studies from The New School (2008) then taught as an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Communication at Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York.
Just prior to joining Klein's faculty, Dr. Eanes earned his PhD in Media Studies from the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication (2015) and held the position of Assistant Professor at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland in the Department of Business Management, where he served as Director of the Minor in Marketing and taught Consumer Behavior, Digital Marketing, and Advertising, among other courses.