Janice Ryan has been licensed as an occupational therapist since 1998. She received her doctoral degree from Creighton University in 2007. Dr. Ryan is currently the owner of Human Systems Occupational Therapy in Chattanooga TN. She has held numerous faculty positions at UT-Chattanooga, Roane State Community College and Temple University. Dr. Ryan is an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, TN Occupational Therapy Association, American Association of Multi-Sensory Environments, and National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. She has published multiple professional articles and book chapters, and presented to a wide variety of organizations. Dr. Ryan has developed community partnerships and been awarded several grants to collectively research practical application of multi-sensory environments.