Dr. Rominger currently serves as Associate University Research Chair in the Center for Educational and Instructional Technology Research (CEITR). Ryan obtained his MA and PhD in psychology, and an MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Ryan has served in a number of roles in higher education at several institutions, including doctoral program coordinator, associate dissertation director, full-time assistant and associate faculty, dissertation chair, adjunct research faculty (external dissertation chair), prior associate university research chair of the Center of Leadership Studies and Educational Research (University of Phoenix), and now works at the University of Phoenix as an associate university research chair in the CEITR. Ryan also serves as co-leader of the Research Methods special interest group and Research Support special interest group, and is a licensed counselor in the state of Montana. Live studies include a sequential mixed-methods study investigating the use of mindfulness-based therapies with religiously devout clients, program evaluation of the integration of decision based learning (DBL) into research methods webinars to enhance training, concurrent mixed-method study investigating student success in online practitioner-oriented doctoral programs (co-PI along with Dr. Mansureh Kebritchi and Dr. Mark McCaslin), and a mixed-method study on the effect on outcome of disclosure of a meaningful event within therapy. Prior research and publications have focused on clinical (mental health) case studies, a literature meta-analysis of innovations in doctoral education since 2005, the integration of exceptional, significant life events, transpersonal psychology, and transpersonal sociology.