Caroll Ryan, PhD

Caroll Ryan, PhD

On behalf of the faculty and staff, I am pleased to welcome you to the American University of Health Sciences (AUHS). Whether you are visiting AUHS for the first time as a prospective student or checking in on us as one of our active students or alumni, I trust you will find in these pages the information that reflects our deep commitment to academic success.

For more than 23 years AUHS has been transforming the lives of our students and the communities we serve by providing a high-quality, relevant education in the health sciences.
AUHS is committed to serving students of diverse backgrounds and prepares them to make a positive impact on society through the provision of exceptional quality patient-centered care. This is accomplished through the creation of a strong and caring academic environment where excellence, diversity, and the development of the entire person—mind, body and spirit—is addressed and where teaching/learning, research, service and scholarship is valued and supported. AUHS students are encouraged to make powerful, life-long connections as they engage in their communities and with a diverse population of students

I look forward to meeting you! It is an honor to welcome you to AUHS and I wish you a very enriching scholastic experience.


Caroll Ryan, PhD


About Dr. Caroll Ryan

Dr. Ryan’s career in higher education spans more than 20 years. In addition to her extensive background in administration and leadership, Dr. Ryan has taught graduate psychology courses and served on numerous university committees.

Dr. Ryan is active in multiple professional organizations, including the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers, the Distance Learning Association, the European Distance Learning Association and the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools. She served on the Education Standards Committee of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) as well as on its Appeals Panel. She also participated on numerous site visits as a DEAC Educational Standards Reviewer.

Dr. Ryan managed a successful private therapeutic practice for more than 20 years, specializing in marriage and family therapy, depression, sports and performance psychology and addiction recovery, among other areas.

Dr. Ryan earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State University at Fullerton, her Master of Arts in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from Azusa Pacific University and her PhD in Psychology from Northcentral University.