Jeff Ryder is an associate professor in the School of Film. He developed the University’s Writing for Film & Television program and became its director in 1996. In 2007, he became director of the Communication program.
Before coming to the University of the Arts, he wrote for television, where he won two Daytime Emmys for writing on "Guiding Light." In addition, he wrote for "Dynasty" as well as other TV serials.
Ryder was also an executive with NBC, where he held a number of positions including vice president for Daytime Programming and director of Mini-Series and Novels for TV, and was vice president for Movies for TV at MGM Television.