2013 "Democracy and the Information Order" with G. K. Hadfield European Journal of Sociology / Volume 54 / Issue 01 / April 2013, pp 67-95. (PDF)
2008 "Emergent Temporal Effects in Community Initiatives." Sociological Perspectives, Vol. 51, Issue 1, pp. 139–162.
2006 "Getting the Word Out: Notes on the Social Organization of Notification." Sociological Theory, September 2006.
See also Tierney, J. 2007. "As the Grapevine Withers, Spam Filters Take Root." New York Times, 22 May 2007.
2006 "Everything Here is So Political: Separating the Organizationally Normal from the Political in Communities of Organizations" Journal of Drug Issues, vol. 36, no. 2 (Spring 2006).
2005 "Why is it so difficult to form community coalitions?" with Charles Kadushin and Matthew Lindholm. City and Community,4:3 September 2005.
2004 "'Fighting Back' Against Substance Abuse: The Structure and Function of Community Coalitions." Matthew Lindholm, Dan Ryan, Charles Kadushin, Leonard Saxe, Archie Brodsky. Human Organization. Fall 2004. Vol. 63, Iss. 3

Other Publications

2015 "But What if the Shared Vision Is Myopic?," with Sara Goldrick-Rab Chronicle of Higher Education, January 12, 2015.
2014 "Majoring in the 21st Century," Mills Quarterly Winter 2015
2013 Review of Networked by Barry Wellman and Lee Rainie. Contemporary Sociology, March 2014 vol. 43 no. 2 180-183 (doi: 10.1177/0094306114522414b)
2007 Review of Time Use by William Michelson. Contemporary Sociology 36, 3 (May 2007).
2005 "Time and Globalization" in Encyclopedia of Globalization
2004 "Time" in Encyclopedia of Social Theory, edited by George Ritzer
1998 "How to Enjoy a Convention" The Pacific Sociologist Volume 6, #3. September 1998 (Republished by ~25 professional associations and websites)
1995 "The City Room: A View of a Virtual Repository" Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies Newsletter Winter 1995.
1995 Farrar, C., Moskowitz, M., Rae, D. and D. Ryan. New Haven Maps! '95 A book of maps based on GIS analysis of data sets assembled by the Regional Data Cooperative for New Haven. September, 1995.
1989 Le Beau, M. M., D. Ryan, Jr. and M. A. Pericak-Vance. "Report of the committee on the genetic constitution of chromosomes 18 and 19." Cytogenetics & Cell Genetics 1989:51(1-4):338-57.

Unpublished Work

2015 "(Disruptive) Innovation as a Liberal Arts", Washington D.C. Mills Club
2014 "The Small Liberal Arts College as Startup", Palo Alto Mills Club
2013 "Majoring in the 21st Century, or, Liberal Education and Time's Arrow ", Address at Mills College Reunion
2012 "MOOCs and the Future of Small Liberal Arts Colleges," Mills College Provost's Colloquium Series
2011 "In the Beginning..." Mills College Baccalaureate Address
2010 "How to Run a College Like a Business Without Running a College Like a Business"
2010 "A Pre-Transition Agenda for Mills College"
Report from the Chair, January 2010
1999 Organizational Aspects of Urban Social Structure in the Implementation of the Fighting Back Initiative in New Haven, Connecticut 1989-1996
(Dissertation Yale University Department of Sociology)
On the Liberal Arts at Mills
1998 “Urban Communities as Organizational Scrapyards”
1989 "Notes Toward a Social Psychology of Combat" (with Daniel F. Chambliss)
1988 "Big Problems Demand Small Solutions : Towards a General Strategy for Excellence in Education" (with Daniel F. Chambliss)
1972 "A Statistical Study"