Ryan Fortenberry

Ryan Fortenberry

Ryan Fortenberry is Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Mississippi. He previously held the same position at Georgia Southern University from 2013 to 2018. Ryan earned a BS in Mathematics and a MS in Communication from Mississippi College; a Ph.D. at Virginia Tech in Theoretical Chemistry; and was a NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California. Ryan is currently the Chair-Elect of the ACS Astrochemistry Subdivision and the Ole Miss Campus Coordinator for the Mississippi Space Grant Consortium. Ryan has nearly 100 publications, received several NASA research grants, and is the author of Complete Science Communication, a text on how to write and talk about science both to expert and non-expert audiences alike. Ryan enjoys the outdoors, yoga, travel, and time with family.