portrait of Ryan Torma

Higher Education Leadership

I am a higher education leader working in the online, professional, and continuing education space. My work is focused on creating affordable and accessible programs that help learners to thrive in their careers and lives. I am interested in how human centered design practices can help universities to innovate to better meet the needs of learners. I have taught courses in design thinking, graphic design, photography, typography, and web design. Find out more about my work on Linkedin.


I play bass and sing with Man Down. We mix influences from americana, alt. country, rock, and R&B. We mosly play originals and also do some covers.

I play guitar and sing with a new, yet to be named, cover band. We draw influences from indie, rock, and pop.

I also perform solo guitar and vocals doing a blend of originals and covers.

Solo Demo Tape

  1. The Anchor

  2. Not Alright

  3. Rain

  4. Been a Long Time

  5. What I Like