Ryan Hargrove

Associate Professor

Ryan Hargrove received his PhD from North Carolina State University, where he focused on design education. Research encompassing design education and creative thinking is now recognized as a critical component in the advancement of design thinking needed to meet the challenges of the present and future. 

Ryan’s research and teaching interests concern the intersection of design pedagogy, creative thinking, metacognition, and technology. Ultimately, he works to enhance students’ creative thinking abilities.  

His findings led to the creation of a courseLiving on the Right Side of the Brain—that is currently offered as part of the UK Core curriculum. Ryan also teaches various design studios and a materials and methods course focusing on exploring and evaluating the use of new materials, assemblies, and implementation methodologies. 


Office: S-305F Agricultural Science Building

P: 859.257.3980

E: ryan.hargrove@uky.edu