Dr. Joe Ryan serves as the Associate Director of Research for the School of Education, and as Editor of the journal Beyond Behavior. He has taught students with emotional and behavioral disorders (E/BD) from grades K through 12 across a variety of educational settings, including resource and self-contained classrooms, special day schools, and a residential treatment center. Dr. Ryan has over 50 publications including a recently released book entitled “Physical Restraint and Seclusion in Schools”. He frequently consults and speaks at national and international professional conferences. He has been interviewed and quoted by Anderson Cooper, CNN, Headline News, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other leading periodicals. He is the founder of ClemsonLIFE (Learning is for Everyone), a post-secondary transition program for students with cognitive disabilities, as well as several adaptive sports programs for individuals with moderate to severe disabilities, including: baseball, soccer and equine therapy.