Ryan Swift Joyner is an assistant professor of sound design at Baylor University’s Department of Theatre Arts. He teaches courses focusing on the artistic and technical endeavors that affect everything a theatre audience experiences aurally. Ryan obtained his Master of Fine Arts in Lighting and Sound Design from California State University Fullerton as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Baylor. As an alumnus of the department he now teaches within, he strives to empower current students with the most current knowledge and skills being used in the industry while continuing the legacy of the positive collaborative atmosphere that makes Baylor Theatre unique.
Ryan has provided sound designs for Romeo & Juliet produced by Penfold Theatre Company, Phoenix presented as part of the "Out of the Loop Fringe Festival" for WaterTower Theatre, and was Assistant Sound Designer for A Song at Twilight at the Pasadena Playhouse. A few of his favorite productions as sound designer have been A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Miss Saigon, Urinetown, and Hecuba.