B.A. in Public Policy & Public Administration, Michigan State University
M.A. in Urban Planning, Michigan State University
Before coming to the CCC Program Ryan was Metropolitan Opportunity Program Officer at the Greater New Orleans Foundation where his work revolved around three major areas of focus; access to quality affordable housing, innovation in metropolitan land-use and access to economic opportunity including transportation. As a funder Ryan managed a portfolio of grant funds from the Ford Foundation and invested more than $5 million in the Greater New Orleans region.
He has more than ten years of city and community planning experience ranging from his time as a coordinator for economic development for a nonprofit to his position as planner with the City of Houston. Before coming to New Orleans Ryan was a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Fellow and an Island Institute Community Development Fellow. Ryan has worked on Brownfield projects in Germany and has worked in Michigan, Maine, Ohio, Texas, and Louisiana to address a variety of community, economic, and environmental development challenges.
His current research interests examine how Evaluation Research can be used to improve program and policy outcomes in the furtherance of social justice. Ryan has studied British Polity at the University of London and the University of Edinburgh. He has also studied economic development and environmental planning at the Universität Dortmund in Germany. He holds a BA in Public Administration & Public Policy and a Master of Urban & Regional Planning Degree, both from Michigan State University. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, backpacking, traveling, fly-fishing, and learning to play the trumpet. Both Ryan and his wife, Madison are originally from Michigan and now proudly call New Orleans home.
Program/Policy Design, Implementation, and Evaluation; Social Justice, Philanthropy, and Public Policy
From Evaluation Research to Implementation Science: Creating, Utilizing, and Diffusing Social Justice; Government, Non-Profits, and Philanthropy: Examining Advocacy, Innovation, and Policy
- Seicshnaydre, Stacy and Ryan C. Albright. 2015. Expanding Choice and Opportunity in the Housing Choice Voucher Program. New Orleans: The Data Center.
- Devine, Joel and Ryan C. Albright. 2014. "Built Environment." Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology 1.