Chris Ryan

Raleigh-Durham, NC


  • Fuqua School of Business at Duke (MBA)

Chris earned his teaching stripes the hard way—in the classrooms of America’s high schools. A five-year physics and chemistry teacher and a veteran of Teach For America, Chris has won rave reviews for his work at Manhattan Prep.

The bearer of a 790 GMAT score and an 800Q/780V GRE score, Chris has no shortage of teaching chops. In addition to blowing up high-school laboratories, Chris developed and taught a summer program on complexity theory, attracting a critical mass of other geeks.

Having run out of explosives, Chris returned to school and earned his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business (Duke), graduating in the top 10% of his class. While at Fuqua, Chris was the head teaching assistant in core statistics and finance courses. He also won both the Asa T. Spaulding Award for Leadership and the Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to Fuqua. Subsequently Chris worked for two years as an associate in McKinsey’s New York office.

Currently, Chris serves as Vice President of Manhattan Prep. Outside of Manhattan Prep, Chris periodically pursues interests in the independent film world, having been an executive producer on a Mexican-Brazilian feature film that competed at the Sundance Film Festival. More recently, he has been the co-executive producer, along with his wife, of a wonderful baby boy.

What students are saying

“He's just a great teacher. His ability to dissect various problems, spin new problems off of them, and break down core concepts was extremely helpful.”

What students are saying

“He is smart, very knowledgeable, and attentive to people.”

What students are saying

“He has a strong knowledge of the material and the ability to share this knowledge with students.”