Ryan G. Van Cleave has taught writing at Clemson University, Eckerd College, Florida State University, George Washington University, the Ringling College of Art & Design, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as at prisons, community centers, and urban at-risk youth facilities. While he used to speak exclusively on creative writing, creativity, and leadership skills, the success of his Amazon bestselling memoir, Unplugged: My Journey into the Dark World of Video Game Addiction, opened many speaking opportunities for him.
He is now an international speaker on video game addiction, gaming culture, social networking, and cyberbullying, and he’s been featured on FOX news, CBS news, NBC news, Coast to Coast, and many other media outlets.
The author (or co-author) of 16 books, Ryan’s writing has appeared in such venues as The Boston Review, The Christian Science Monitor, Clean Eating, Forbes.com, Harvard Review, National Geographic Adventures, The New York Times Review of Books, People, Ploughshares, The Progressive, Psychology Today, TriQuarterly and Writers’ Digest.
He also serves as Executive Director of C&R Press, a non-profit literary organization based in Chattanooga, TN.
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