Department Chair, Assistant Professor of Theatre, General Manager WQHU-LP 105.5 FM
Ryan Long is a professional actor, director, producer, vocal coach, and voice-over artist, represented for on-camera and voice-over work by the Helen Wells Agency. She has done work for clients ranging from DSW to Cummins. She is a Certified Teacher of Knight-Thompson Speechwork®, and she has coached a diverse array of actors a wide variety of accents for many different styles of production.
Ryan obtained her MFA in Performing Arts from the Savannah College of Art & Design and studied Shakespeare and Jacobean performance and literature at the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. In addition to her institutional training, she has taken master classes with James Gandolfini, Diane Lane, Ray Liotta, Roger Bart, Lily Tomlin, Kristin Linklater, and Patsy Rodenburg, among others. She has also taken coursework through specialized organizations such as the Black Acting Methods Studio and Theatrical Intimacy Education, and she received her certification in Mental Health First Aid in 2021.
In 2022, Ryan assumed the role of General Manager of Huntington University’s radio station, WQHU-LP 105.5 FM. She is excited to be utilizing her voice and speech expertise to train the next generation of voice-over artists through her work with the station, as well as bring great programming to the Huntington community.