Dr. Ryan Hassler is an Associate Teaching Professor of Mathematics at Penn State Berks. Ryan holds a BS in Mathematics Education from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, an MS in Applied Statistics from Villanova University, and a PhD in Mathematics and Science Education from Temple University. In addition to teaching various levels of Statistics, Ryan works as a professional tutor in the PSU Berks Learning Center and teaches the peer-tutoring and Science Learning Assistants classes. In addition, he is the PSU Berks Engineering Ahead Coordinator and the Co-Director of the PSU Berks Center for STEAM Collaboration. Ryan has been recently awarded both the 2018 and the 2021 PSU Berks First Year Advocate Award as well as the 2019 College of Engineering Campus Outreach Faculty Advocate award for his research involving the first year experience of engineering students. Ryan is also the Principal Investigator for a $750,000 NSF S-STEM Grant entitled Leveraging Innovation and Optimizing Nurturing (LION) in STEM. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys traveling and spending time with his 4 dogs. He is passionate about distance learning because he sees the vast opportunities that online instruction provides to various types of students. It is his belief that someone is never too young or too old to learn and with the help of the PSU World Campus, nothing should come in the way of one's desire for furthering their education.