Ryan Bouchard, Ed.D.
Position title: Career Advisor & Lead Program Coordinator
Dr. Ryan Bouchard provides identity-informed holistic career advising, coaching, mentoring, and student success support to all UW students. Ryan coordinates large scale events, workshops, retreats, and partners with campus constituents such as DDEEA, Housing, and others to go to all students with interactive opportunities for students to explore their major and career paths.
Ryan originally came to UW–Madison in 2000 and served in a variety of roles in University Housing. He then had the opportunity to serve in senior student affairs leadership at both Edgewood College and Beloit College for over a decade, where he oversaw residence life, first year experience, orientation, student activities, disability services, academic advising, and judicial affairs. Ryan came back to UW in 2019, where he added to his student affairs experience in becoming the Student Services Coordinator for UW’s largest scholarship program; the Mercile J. Lee Scholars Program, and has now been with the Career Exploration Center since 2022.
Ryan has over 23 years of experience in student affairs administration focused on talent management, supervision, budget management, training, program development and assessment, title ix compliance, and direct student support.
He earned his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Edgewood College, as well as a master’s degree in Higher Education and College Student Personnel from Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree in History and Secondary Social Studies Education from the University of St. Thomas.
In his personal time, Ryan has coached over 30 youth sports teams in the Madison area including soccer, softball, basketball, baseball, and flag football. He loves playing with his three kids and hanging with his golden retriever.